Famous writer gets turned down for adopting a cat for horrible reason
A man was denied the chance to adopt a cat that desperately needed rehoming purely because the owner disagreed with his 'lifestyle'.
Writer and acter Alex Andreou travelled over 2 hours to adopt a cat that was in desperate need of a home, only to be turned away because the owner didn't 'agree' with his sexuality.
In a tweet that's now been shared over 24,000 times, Alex posted the screenshots of his conversation with the cat's owner:
So, I just travelled two hours to adopt a cat that desperately needed rehoming and was turned down for being gay. WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE. pic.twitter.com/XDwYELdkn7— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) August 22, 2017
... The 'life style', is this person for real?
The cat's owner refused Alex the cat, and then had the audacity to ask if he was scared of going to hell when he died. The importance of sharing such interactions really is an eye-opener for how real and persistent homophobia still remains.
Alex followed the post with a tweet that shared just how hurtful the comments were:
So now I'm on the bus and I'm sobbing and people are staring at me because the truth is it hurts as much as when I was 8 years old.— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) August 22, 2017
The fact that someone can 1. deny a person a loving pet AT ALL and 2. because of WHO THEY ARE is truly disgusting.
In heartwarming fashion, people have been coming out in their masses to support Alex:
I know it's not the point- I'll happily pick up the cat for you if it'd make you feel any better? Work out a way to get her back as well :)— Joe Dobbs (@DrDobbsLUFC) August 22, 2017
Oh God please someone get the cat and then give it to Alex instead. Please. And then tell her.— Stephanie Cox (@cox_stephanie) August 22, 2017
Once in your care please can you take a profile photo of the cat in a feather boa ?— Alice Fitzwarren (@sergiopiggle) August 22, 2017
Why don't you name and shame them? They deserve it. Chin up, we love you!— Sunny Girl (@sunnygirl_GR) August 22, 2017
Is that really true or have I just entered a parallel universe where people are caught up in a previous century?— Adrian Porter (@Seasider1877) August 22, 2017
Hugs, Alex. Some folks simply don't have genes/upbringing for reason, fairness, law, truth, love, etc. Pick good cat name & include w/pic❤️😎— LadyB (@LadyBs_Inn) August 22, 2017
IT'S NOT A LIFESTYLE CHOICE. WORSHIPPING AN IMAGINARY MAN IN THE SKY IS A LIFESTYLE CHOICE. 😡😡😡😡😡FFS.— Alistair Barrie (@AlistairBarrie) August 22, 2017
Hope you're ok mate. Much love. 😘
However, Alex sent a wonderful update that a friend of his who lives nearby to the cat's owner has offered to pick it up and deliver it to him.
UPDATE: An Amazing friend who lives locally to that evil cow, is picking up the cats for me on Thursday. I am so happy.— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) August 22, 2017
Thank god, because Alex and that cat DESERVED BETTER.