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‘Orange Is the New Black’ star confronts homophobic man ranting on subway
Big Boo is outpreaching the preacher.
When a preacher started spouting out hate speech on a New York City subway train, Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria didn’t sit idly by and watch. She preached back.
DeLaria, an actress and comedian who plays Carrie “Big Boo” Black on the Netflix series, was on the Queens-bound M train on Tuesday when the man, who has been seen trying to preach on the subway before, started to spew hateful rhetoric attacking liberals and the LGBTQA community, according to the person who tipped off Gothamist. Normally, everyone would just ignore the preacher and his disturbed rantings, but DeLaria responded by leading the subway car in a rousing rendition of “99 Bottles of Beer.”
When the man started to preach his hateful views, reciting the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, DeLaria quoted the Bible back at him. His response was to call her a homophobic slur.
“Religious fanatics are the reason America’s in trouble, sir,” DeLaria said. “The Tea Party. Ultra-creepy Christians and conservatives.”
She may not have changed his mind, but the other passengers on the train seemed to be grateful that she spoke up.
@CelynaRobin my pleasure you’re correct. He had no right.
— Lea DeLaria (@realleadelaria) November 4, 2014
Photo via Greg Hernandez/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.