The unnamed man lashed out at another passenger for his perceived sexuality
Due to the original video’s disturbing content and language, we are embedding an edited version from Dallas-Fort Worth ABC affiliate WFAA. The original video is linked in the first sentence of the story.
A video of a fight at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has gone viral since its upload Thursday.
The disturbing video shows a man taunting another man in one of the airport’s terminals, apparently over his pink shirt. Another passenger asks the instigator what he’s upset about, to which he responds, “Queers is what I’m upset about,” just before attacking the man in the pink shirt. At that point, he’s immediately subdued by several bystanders and airport security.
One passenger asked the man why he attacked the stranger. “You want me to tell you the reason I did it?” he responds. “Because this is America, that’s why. The same reason you get to live, to breathe, to walk black.”
Neal Kennedy, brother of the original video’s uploader, Andrew Kennedy, said, “We hope that [the instigator] was under the influence of some kind of substance, because if he wasn’t and that’s his true personality, then he’s going to have a long road in front of him.”