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Disturbing UAE “How To” Video Shows De-Gaying Of Arab Teen

In an ironically named instructional video called “Be Yourself” on YouTube.  Two Arab teenagers are shown “de-gaying” a friend in a rather bizarre and upsetting way.  The righteous young Muslim boys try to de-gay their friend by scrubbing him down, trimming his nails, giving him a haircut and telling him to “butch it up” after smacking him across the face.

Pink News reports:

Once in the villa’s living room, the effeminate man is told that he needs to change his personality. One of the traditional-dressed men asks: ‘will you change it or not?’ He replies ‘yes but how?’ And is told ‘leave it to us’.

They proceed to show the effeminate guy how to mimic masculine gestures. Later he is given a ‘make-over’ where his hands and face are almost violently scrubbed with scouring cloths, and then his nails and hair are cut. After the make-over the still effeminate guy gets a slap when he is about leave for saying ‘bye guys’ in his high pitch voice, and given a tip: ‘Thicken your voice!

I watched this with hopes it’s some form of satire…. but it’s not. The music and cheap-80s porn Jean-Daniel Cadinot may lead you to believe it might be.  But the Arab/Muslim moral of this story is to the point and quite terrifying.

Act straight or die.

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