Derren Brown hit back at this homophobe in the best way
Famed magician Derren Brown responded to a string of homophobic tweets in an amazing way.
Apparently one Twitter follower of the TV star had been unaware that he is gay, and talks openly about his sexuality.
Getting a fright, user @HossamAlyyy took to the microblogging site to call him a “faggot”, “sick”, and to let Brown know that he is “embarrassed” that he is gay.
Apparently seeing the funny side, Brown responded, saying: “I’m very flattered you’re attracted to me (if I read between the lines correctly) but I’m not looking for a bf right now x”.
.@HossamAlyyy I’m very flattered you’re attracted to me (if I read between the lines correctly) but I’m not looking for a bf right now x
— Derren Brown (@DerrenBrown) December 30, 2014
The magician said that before he came out in 2008, he spent time with the Living Waters movement, which offers healing to those with “same-sex attraction”.
In a PinkNews interview earlier this year, Brown said: “It’s so important to come out, because for those of us lucky to be in this part of the world it is usually such a non-event, but feels such a disproportionately huge event when you’re not out.
“I came out really late, and it’s just not worth doing it that late, you miss a lot of time. So if you’re not, just do! It’s fine, it’s quite easy, once you start you can’t stop.”