The Brazilian Nelson Felippe takes the metro to work every day. One day he takes a photo that initially went viral in Brazil, but is now being shared all over the world. He expresses his shock over the picture because what he saw made him mad. But warning: it’s not what you think! And the truth is so simple that children see what’s wrong immediately. Adults, however, don’t.
This is the picture: a few people are standing waiting for a train while a few walk past the two women hugging each other on the right.
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Nelson writes the following underneath the photo: “I’m not a bigot. I think that people should do what they want with their life. But I think it’s absurd that I have to watch such a scene.”
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“What people do in the privacy of their home is their own business, but when they do this in public then it concerns me too. I refuse to watch something like this and find it normal.”
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“They are challenging social conventions and that can be dangerous. What happens when something tragic happens, or worse, if someone dies - whose fault is that?”
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“What will happen to a kid that has to see something like this every day? Children will think that it’s normal waiting for the metro over the line. So don’t act like that guy in the back. Follow the example of the two girls.”
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It is so brilliant how Nelson Felipe plays with expectations - at first you think he is homophobic, but in the end he holds a mirror in front of intolerant people. And points out something dangerous on top of that. Share this cheeky story with others!

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