An UK publication, the Metro, ran a piece with this headline: “Gay student was not the victim of a violent homophobic attack — he just ‘fell over’.”
Check it out:
Fact: Richard Kennedy, an 18-year-old theater student living in the UK, considers himself gay. Fact: Kennedy suffered injuries in February that were so severe that he will now need reconstructive facial surgery and will lose his front teeth. Fiction: Kennedy’s injuries came at the hands of “homophobes” who violently assaulted him because they disapproved of his alternative lifestyle.
He told the British newspaper the Mirror that he was attacked outside a gay bar in the city of Preston on the night of Feb. 26 by “a group of men shouting homophobic abuse at me.”
The next thing I know I was punched in the back of the head. I was violently assaulted all because of my sexuality.
I was covered in blood and had my face stamped on causing my teeth to go into my gums.