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UPDATE: Security Guard Who Called Gay Veteran “Faggot” At Occupy Wall Street FIRED!

Last night we reported that Joey Boots, a LGBT activist and 6 year military veteran was called a “faggot “ by a Brookfield Security Guard guarding Zuccotti Park at  Occupy Wall Street

News has just come down that Brookfield Properties finally has done at least one decent thing and has  just fired the homophobic low-life neanderthal.

John Del Signore with Gothamist reports:

Matthew Cherry, a spokesman for Brookfield, tells us, “His comment was offensive and inexcusable, and we have a policy of zero tolerance for such behavior. In accordance with our code of conduct he’s been terminated from his work with Brookfield.” Cherry clarified that the unidentified man was a security subcontractor; when asked what company was doing the subcontracting and whether it was still under contract with Brookfield, Cherry declined further comment.

I hope yopu enjoy the unemployment line homophobe and may the video of you calling a gay military veteran “faggot” on camera haunt you the rest of your life.

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4 thoughts on “UPDATE: Security Guard Who Called Gay Veteran “Faggot” At Occupy Wall Street FIRED!”

  1. I sent an email to Brookfield and got this response:

    Dear xxxxxx@yahoo.com:

    The individual in the video was a security subcontractor. His comment was offensive and inexcusable. Brookfield has a policy of zero tolerance for such behavior. In accordance with the company’s codes of conduct, his work with Brookfield has been terminated.

    Thank you for your concern.

    Regards,

    Matthew Cherry
    Director, Investor Relations and Communications

  2. I am sorrowed that people will still resort to name calling and hatred when it comes to the LGBTQ community. And, although I am happy he was punished, I still regret that he had to lose his job over it. But, maybe he’ll learn his lesson…or maybe not. But I also don’t think we should retaliate with hate. Its not our way. Yes, he may be closed minded…doesn’t make him a neanderthol, and doesn’t make him a low life. Just makes him scared of something he doesn’t know/accept.
    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not defending nor condoning his actions…just thinking we shouldn’t fight fire with fire, is all.

    1. I’m sorry but I think you are being way too kind to him. Us turning the other cheek and not standing up and putting the haters in thier place is one of the reasons we are still fighting for Equality after 40 years IMO

  3. Two things to respond to. He was fired but that may mean the outside contractor moved him to another job. He is just no longer at OWS. If in 2011 he is still scared of something that he doesn’t know/accept (which I doubt) then maybe getting fired will open his eyes. But I still doubt it.

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