There's got to be something in the water in Florida that continues to produce homophobes without ceasing.
Participants in Florida's AIDS Walk held earlier this month in Fort Lauderdale were shocked by an anti-gay message printed on a t-shirt by an unidentified black man employed by Road Safe, the company contracted to erect and dismantle the barricades along the walk route.
South Florida Blade reports the employee prominently faced the crowd wearing a t-shirt saying, “Silly Faggots, Dix are for Chix”.
Suzette Engerman, Marketing Director for RoadSafe, denounced the man’s actions, and although she did not identify him, she said his actions were not supported by the company.
An e-mail sent to one of the AIDS Walk participants on March 17 by a Road Safe executive confirmed the unidentified homophobe had been terminated.
This type of insensitive and homophobic behavior is not new. Sebastian Bach, lead singer of the defunct heavy metal band Skid Row made headlines in 1989 when he appeared on MTV wearing a t-shirt that read, "AIDS Kills Fags Dead".
Participants who witnessed the highly offensive t-shirt can take comfort in knowing this type of behavior is considered unacceptable by a growing majority of people and proper disciplinary action on behalf of Road Safe ensued.
Obviously our Floridian homophobe didn't get the memo on the state of the U.S. economy before he wore his "colorful" t-shirt. Good luck on the job search brotha!