Why this photo of two women embracing has gone viral

By Annie Stevens

Why this photo of two women embracing has gone viral
A photo of two women hugging at train station in Brazil has gone viral … for an amazing reason.

Brazilian man Nelson Filippe posted the photo to his Facebook page with a comment that has been shared thousands of times.

Translated (roughly) from Portuguese Fillipe’s comment reads:

“I’m not prejudiced. I think people should do whatever they want to with their lives. But I think it’s absurd that I should be forced to witness a scene like this.”

“What people do in private is their business only, but yes, what they do in public concerns me,” he continued. “And I refuse to see a scene like this and consider it normal.”

“They’re challenging social conventions, and that can be dangerous. What if some tragedy strikes, or worse, if someone dies, who’s to blame,” he wrote.

“What would happen to a child who sees this scene every day? Kids will think it’s normal to wait for the subway on the yellow line. So, don’t act like that guy over there. Follow the example of the girls,” he concluded.

So there you have it, a speeding train might kill you, but a gay couple embracing in public? Definitely not.

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