Shocking viral video shows teen boys chanting vile homophobic slurs at a classmate who came out as bisexual
A shocking video shared on social media shows a group of teenage boys from Ireland mocking a fellow student who came out as bisexual by chanting homophobic slurs at him.
The video, shared by Dublin Live, shows a group of up to 10 students from a private school in the Irish capital city singing “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” – but they replaced the word “fellow” with “f****t”.
One of the boys behind the homophobic chanting wore a Pride flag in the video.
It is believed that the group of youths who recorded the video are not friends with the boy who came out as bisexual.
One student at the school told Dublin Live that they were shocked by the recording, which was shared on Snapchat.
Students in Dublin, Ireland, chanted homophobic slur at bisexual classmate in horrific video shared online.
“The people behind this video are by no means friendly or friends with the boy who has just come out,” the student said.
“The whole school is in shock over this. And it’s something that needs to be dealt with quickly.
“This type of thing is such a pressing matter that tends to get overlooked in all schools with minimal effort and support being put in place to help those of the LGBT+ community,” the student added.
Something very wrong in our school sector
Dublin private school students allegedly mock bisexual classmate in video chanting 'for he's a jolly good f****t' – Dublin Live https://t.co/tcXGK9CalO
— Peter Mannion (@petermannion) September 30, 2020
Anti-LGBT+ sentiment is common in Irish schools, according to a study released in 2019.
The study, conducted by charity BeLongTo, found that 73 per cent of LGBT+ students feel unsafe at school.
This type of thing is such a pressing matter that tends to get overlooked in all schools with minimal effort and support being put in place to help those of the LGBT+ community.
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Forty-eight per cent of those surveyed said they had heard homophobic remarks, while a shocking 55 per cent of students said they had heard homophobic and transphobic comments from teachers and other school staff.
Elsewhere, the research found that 34 per cent of LGBT+ students avoid using school bathrooms due to concerns about their safety, while 85 per cent said they felt deliberately excluded by other students.
Another report released in August by the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) found that many trans and gender diverse students leave formal education completely due to discriminatory attitudes.