Kim Petras is trolling homophobic hate group Westboro Baptist Church and taking them on at their own game
Transgender pop singer Kim Petras is trolling the anti-LGBT+ Westboro Baptist Church in the best possible way.
The star is most famous for her hook-filled electro-pop, but is now making waves over four billboards in Topeka, Kansas.
Her face is currently plastered all over four electronic billboards in the city, which also happens to be the headquarters for the Westboro Baptist Church.
Singer Kim Petras’ Billboards Razz Hateful Westboro Baptist Church https://t.co/50H3BzJXXG
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 15, 2019
Sources close to the pop star told TMZ that the billboards were clearly designed to annoy the church’s members.
The Westboro Baptist Church has surprisingly not launched a campaign of hate against Kim Petras just yet.
The church has apparently not yet launched a campaign of hate against the trans singer – however it is thought that this could be because they don’t know about her gender identity.
Petras’s trolling of the Westboro Baptist Church comes just months after she released her first full-length studio album.
The Westboro Baptist Group has made headlines on various occasions over the years for its anti-LGBT+ stance. It has been labelled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The church has claimed in the past that every and any bad event that happens occurs because God is punishing the United States over the existence of gay people.
It gained international attention for its “god hates fags” slogan a number of years ago.
The church has been labelled a hate group over its anti-LGBT+ views.
The group is well-known for its ridiculous antics too. They were once filmed in a Louis Theroux documentary picketing a local appliance store because it sold Swedish vacuums, which they believed meant the store was supportive of homosexuality.
They have also picketed outside productions of The Laramie Project, a play based on the murder of gay American teenager Matthew Shepard.
Perhaps most disturbingly, the church celebrated the 2016 terrorist attack on a nightclub in Orlando in which 49 people were killed in a gay club.
Members of the church later organised to picket outside funerals of those murdered while holding signs that read “God Hates Fags”.
But their hate was ultimately drowned out when a number of local residents organised to form a human chain around memorials to allow families to mourn in peace.