A thug offended by a gay man’s clothing threatened to ‘beat him straight’ during Pride celebrations in Barcelona.
The confrontation was filmed in a McDonald’s in the city and the thug claimed that the man was dressed inappropriately as there were children in the restaurant.
His target was dressed in a yellow top and tight denim shorts and was filmed telling the McDonald’s security guard that he does not ‘need to tolerate a guy telling me how to dress’.
The footage was posted on Twitter and it has been watched more than 4.2 million times since.
The thug, dressed in black, said: ‘I am telling you to be discreet, you are in a public place.
‘I don’t care if you are a queer.’
When the other man pointed out that it was ‘Gay Pride Day’, the aggressor replied: ‘I don’t care what day it is, it is also a good day to punch you. Do you want to see?’
He added: ‘I am going to beat you till you become heterosexual.’
The security guard pushed himself in between the two men as the man celebrating Pride asked what he had done wrong.
The aggressor later said: ‘When you go out, I am going to hit you so hard your queerness will disappear.’
He also encouraged to call the police or ‘whoever you want’.
The gay man, dressed in tight denim shorts, was threatened by the thug, who accused him of dressing inappropriately
The man repeatedly threatened his target, threatening to punch him ‘until he was straight’, in shocking footage
Eventually, the person filming, who was with the victim, pushed him away and the two were separated.
According to local media, the police arrived at the restaurant shortly afterwards but the victim refused to press charges against the other man.
The McDonald’s restaurant condemned the aggression and added that the security staff called the police.
The incident also provoked an angry response from the Mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau and Albert Rivera, leader of the Spanish political party ‘Ciudadanos’.
After raising the rainbow flag outside the city hall, Colau declared: ‘Homophobes are not welcome in our city, we will work side by side with LGTBI groups and we will not tolerate any discrimination.’