A thought-provoking photo captured by a Brazilian man showing a scene inside a subway went viral in a matter of few days, but not for the reason most people think the very moment they see the image.
The photos howed what could have been a normal sight in a Rio de Janeiro underground metro station, except that there was something that ‘outraged’ uploader Nelson Felippe.
In the photo’s foreground, two women locked in a tight embrace were prominently shown. There were a handful of commuters walking along the platform and two men were seen standing, apparently waiting for the train.
Felippe’s caption of the photo noted his ‘disgust’ at what he saw and launched on a brief diatribe.
Written inPortuguese language, here’s the English translation of the first part of hisremarks:
I am not prejudiced, I think everyone does what they want out of yourlife. But I find it absurd that I should be forced to witness a scene like this.
What one does in private is your business, but whatyou do in public concerns me yes. And I refuse to see a scene like this and consider it normal.
I do not wish ill of anyone, but people should be preserved. [They] are challenging social conventions, and this can be dangerous.
Netizens were quick to admonish the uploader calling him a homophobe and a bigot, believing that Felippe’s comment was referring to the two women. However, this only suggests that they didn’t bother to read the caption until the last word.
Nevertheless, here’s the next part of photo caption:
If after a tragedy strikes,or worse, if someone dies, who will put the blame on who? On me? Worst ofall is the example for children.
But still there were a few people who didn’t get what Felippewas saying and continue to criticize him. However, they have finally realizedhis intent after reading the paragraph towards the end. It read: (Click here to read more)