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Man shares pictures of shocking Grindr racism in wake of Paris attacks

2015-11-18
As the world comes to terms with last week's terrorist atrocity in Paris, in which at least 129 people tragically lost their lives at the hands of extremists associated with so-called Islamic State, one Lebanese man has shared his experience of the racist backlash he's already received on Grindr in the wake of the attacks. Anthony Magallanaz, a 22-year-old from Phoenix, Arizona, shared his story with Gay Star News, after a fellow user sent him a slew of abusive messages calling his an "ISIS motherfucker" and a "dirty sand n***er", after threatening to "kick [his] ass all the way back to Iraq". feat grindrnew Anthony says the abuse came simply because he had some Arabic song lyrics by Fairouz, a Lebanese singer, on his profile. "At first I thought it as a joke, but one in bad taste, so I asked for clarification and it became clear to me that he only wanted to be hateful, so that’s when I stopped taking him seriously," he said. "At the same time, I tried to be light-hearted with him and show that, “Yeah, I’m Muslim, but am I the one being aggressive here?" Check out the exchange below (language warning): Grindr_Islamophobia_1 Grindr_Islamophobia_2 More stories: Zayn Malik talks One Direction gay rumours with Fader Pics | Latest AHS: Hotel episode is a feast of male nudity