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This gay artist marked his hate mail

Nick Wells October 7, 2015

Conor Collins has decided to grade a hate letter he received with a D minus (see me).

The Manchester-based artist received the letter after revealing his latest artwork of trans former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner earlier this year.

The portrait compiled hundreds of abusive messages targeted at Caitlyn Jenner during her transition and turned them into a beautiful re-imagining of her iconic Vanity Fair cover in order to show his admiration for trans people.

Apparently, the author of the letter disagreed with Collins’ stance on trans equality and sent him a hate-filled rant.

The letter accused Collins of corrupting children’s minds by telling them “its [sic] ok to be trans,” claimed that God does not want people to grow up trans and said “we need to tell them how they need to be or else they will grow up all wrong.”

Collins decided to respond to the error-filled hate mail by literally schooling the author’s poor effort, adding hand-written annotations that corrected the author’s use of ‘betterer’ and highlighting the lack of punctuation.

Collins didn’t seem worried about the hate that he has received as he told PinkNews: “I tend to go with the rule of thumb that the more hate messages you are getting… the more likely you are doing something that is making a difference.”

He went on to say that, although all the positive messages he receives are written beautifully, the hate messages “all look like they have been typed using fists!”

The artist has previously created a portrait of Tom Daley, made up of homophobic tweets sent to the Olympic diver after he came out.

You can follow Conor on Twitter.

More: conor collins, hate, hate mail, Trans, transphobia

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