Gay actor attacked after director told fans on Facebook to rape him
A gay actor from Morocco has been attacked after a director called for fans on Facebook to rape him.
A group of people attacked Adam Lahlou, also known as Adouma, and threatened to kill him.
He was left with severe bruising around his head and face and his clothes were torn from his body.
The attack came after Mahmoud Frites, who calls himself a director and artist, wrote on Facebook and shared a picture of Adouma wearing a kaftan and head scarf.
Frites claimed that Morocco had to stop “spreading” homosexuality and the way to do that was by raping them.
He wrote that he “does not understand those who rape donkeys, people with special needs, elderly women, babies and children while they’re incapable of raping those who wish to be raped and are willing to give money to whomever is willing to rape them.”
The post went viral on Arab social media, with hundreds of people agreeing with the violence.
Days later on August 25, Adouma was attacked.
Taking to Facebook, he blamed Frites for sparking the attack.
“He (Frites) said I am willing to pay money in exchange for being raped,” Adouma wrote. “Today, I say to you Mr Frites, congratulations. You have achieved your goal.”
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Adouma added that despite Frites being a director he is “devoid of humanity, a terrorist in disguise.”
“I demand human rights. I am a person I have feelings, and no one in the world deserves to be raped.
“If we were in Europe, you would have been punished for calling on people to rape me. It is you that is morally abnormal,” he added.
Frites claimed that he did not call for Adouma to be raped and that his post was misunderstood, according to Moroccan World News.
Frites said: “I respect people’s choices of being homosexual and I understand that I have no right to criticize their ways of life.”