Gay Snapchatter shares vile homophobic ‘survey’ from when he was bullied at school
An out gay Snapchat personality has shared an awful story of bullying from when he was a teenager.
James Kavanagh shared the post to Facebook, which showed a “survey” passed round his class in high school by a bully.
It is divided into columns and titled ‘how gay is James?’.
He said the bully passed the paper around the class asking people to tick either ‘not gay’, ‘a little bit gay’ or ‘very gay’.
There are three ticks in the ‘very gay column’, but Kavanagh says they were written all by the bully as others in the class had refused to take part.
He says he was then handed the note by the bully who told him: “Here you go, faggot”.
He wrote: “From my diary in 2003/2004… When I was in 3rd year, there was a boy who was incredibly homophobic toward me and would torment me daily.”
Adding: “[The guy who wrote the note] was utterly obsessed with my sexuality and would invent new ways to try and bully me. This one day, he made this survey and ‘passed it around the class’ for people to fill in. He then proudly gave it to me after class with a little evil smile; ‘here you go, faggot.'”
The Snapchat personality is Irish, and his country recently elected its youngest and first out gay Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
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