The user who posted an angry, anti-gay
Facebook page in the wake of a deadly attack in Tel Aviv, Israel
apologized after his page was hacked and turned into a pro-gay forum,
the Jewish Daily Forward reported.
The group I Also Hate Gays had
amassed about 150 members when a user hacked in on Wednesday and
turned the anti-gay group pro-gay.
I Also Hate Gays was the first
of several groups that spawned on Facebook in the aftermath of
Saturday's shooting at a Tel Aviv gay club that left two dead and
eleven wounded, four seriously.
The group advocated against gay rights,
calling for people to join, “If you also want to kill every gay
person that you hear about, if you also don't care about what
happened on Saturday night, then join this group, and maybe together
we'll manage to shut up the gays in this country [Israel].”
The hacker turned the message around,
altering the title to I Also Love Gays, posting racy photos of
muscular men, and uploading a memorial video for Nir Katz, the
twenty-six-year-old gay center counselor who died in the attack.
The hacker's calling card said “This
is fate … you idiots, you deserved me hacking into here.”
The I Also Hate Gays Facebook
founder quickly apologized after being hacked, saying he started the
group “in a moment of stupidity.”