Twitter users share images of #TwoMenKissing in defiance of Orlando attack
Social media users have taken to twitter to share pictures of two men kissing following the Orlando attacks.
The shooter’s father, Seddique Mateen, released a statement online that linked the shooting to Oman seeing two men kiss, which allegedly angered his son.
— Ojon van Strijland (@ojjvs) June 12, 2016
The shooter saw two men kissing in front of his wife and child in downtown Miami.
Seddique Mateen said: “He saw two men kissing each other… and got very angry. Maybe that’s why he went after a gay club”.
The father of the shooter later apologised for the incident: “We weren’t aware of any action he is taking. We are in shock like the whole country.”
Social media users have since taken to the platform to share their photos of two men kissing in response to the homophobic attack.
The global outpouring of sympathy is being shared alongside the #lovewins hashtag.
Vigils are expected to take place across the world to remember the 50 lives lost in the shooting.
See some the most memorable posts below:
— Oscar Raymundo (@OscarRaymundo) June 12, 2016
— Carl Fearn (@carljfearn) June 13, 2016
— Jon Collins (@jeezjon) June 13, 2016
— Walter Wittich (@WalterWittich) June 13, 2016
— Johan van Berkel (@JohanvanBerkel) June 12, 2016