A vile poster has been spotted which tells people to “cure AIDS” by “kicking a poofter to death”.
The poster was spotted in Melbourne, Australia, in South Yarra.
They read: “Cure AIDS: Kick a Poofter to Death.”
A resident of Melbourne, Nick Henderson, posted photos of the posters on his Facebook page.
He wrote: “A friend just spotted these on Chapel Street, South Yarra, this evening, took these images and tried to pull them down – they’re stickers. I suspect there may be more. If anyone is walking along or around Chapel St, please look for anymore of these.”
BuzzFeed News reports that Henderson said the area the stickers were spotted is close to the Chasers Nightclub, which hosts the ‘Poof Doof’ night every weekend.
“I’ve been living in the area for about ten years, and there used to be a sense of gay Melbourne, a lot of venues. A lot of them have moved out, and a lot of the venues that have moved in are straight,” Henderson told BuzzFeed News.
“The comments that I’ve seen from a lot of younger gay men is that they do feel increasingly less safe.”
Acting Senior Sergeant Lisa Prince told BuzzFeed News: “Police are working with the local council to identify whether any other stickers have been found and removed recently.”
“Generally this is a very inclusive community so we were shocked and very disappointed to see this viciously offensive sticker,” Prince continued.