Halsey Gives Emotional Speech Honoring Lesbian Couple Attacked On London Bus
Lower than two weeks after a lady and her girlfriend have been overwhelmed and robbed on a London bus after they refused to kiss, Halsey appeared on stage carrying a shirt emblazoned with the couple’s picture and wrapped herself in a rainbow flag.
The incident made worldwide headlines after a photograph of the ladies appeared on-line, exhibiting their faces battered from the assault.
“The unhappy actuality is after the Delight parades are over and after the bars shut their Delight nights, when the glitter is being swept out of the streets, lots of people get on these trains, they usually get on these buses, they usually attempt to wash the rainbows off their our bodies they usually peel the stickers off their garments as a result of when Delight is over, it’s not protected to be homosexual anymore, as a result of they’re fearful that somebody goes to viciously assault them or viciously assault them,” she advised her followers Monday throughout a live performance within the metropolis. The speech she gave elicited cheers from the gang.
Police are investigating a Might 30 incident through which 28-year-old Melania Geymonat, a flight attendant from Uruguay, was on a date with a lady named Chris. In line with a Fb publish from Geymonat, a minimum of 4 males started harassing them whereas they have been on a bus to Camden City.
“They began behaving like hooligans, demanding that we kissed so they may take pleasure in watching, calling us ‘lesbians’ and describing sexual positions,” she wrote.
Although Geymonat recalled trying to “calm issues down” by making jokes ― Chris even pretending to be sick ― the harassment didn’t cease.
“The following factor I do know is Chris is in the course of the bus combating with them,” she stated. “On an impulse, I went over there solely to seek out her face bleeding and three of them beating her up. The following factor I do know is I’m being punched.”
A photograph of the 2 exhibits their faces and clothes lined in blood as they sat on the bus. The assault occurred simply two days earlier than the beginning of Delight Month.
On Sunday, the Metropolitan Police Service introduced it had arrested 5 youngsters in reference to the assault. All 5 have been launched on bail and are set to look in court docket in early July.
The singer additionally took intention at requires straight delight parades, which she stated don’t exist “as a result of if there was one, you wouldn’t need to get on the bus and be afraid of getting fucking overwhelmed or killed afterwards.”
Final week, a heterosexual advocacy group referred to as Tremendous Glad Enjoyable America introduced plans to launch a Boston “straight delight parade,” drawing widespread scrutiny on social media and being rebuked by celebrities and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
In line with The Unbiased, Brad Pitt, whom the group named because the occasion’s mascot, demanded it cease utilizing his title.
Echoing the criticisms, Halsey stated that “each fucking day on public transport is a straight delight parade.”
“So we have to take moments like this when all of us are collectively, we’d like a second to recollect how fortunate we’re to have a protected house proper now.”
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