Updated: September 20, 2021 10:21:59 am
It’s not unusual to see boys talking on headphones while playing their favourite video game. However, one 12-year-old is winning the internet for a rather serious issue: educating his friends on homophobia.
People are impressed how the boy busts some myths and calls out prejudices, while firing shots in a Call of Duty: Warzone match, without missing a beat.
In a video captured from behind, the young boy is heard criticising his friends for not supporting gay people and slamming their opinions on the LGBTQ+ community. He moves ahead and also tries to inform them that if someone identifies as LGBTQ, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are gay, adding that the acronym LGBTQ stands for “more than just gay”.
The video was shared by TikToker @bummblebee__ recently on the app but it got wider attention when it was shared on Twitter.
This 12-year-old boy calls out homophobia while playing video games and it’s amazing pic.twitter.com/5SAtulC4Oa
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) September 17, 2021
“So you are saying that if you are trans you are basically just still a guy?” he asks them, before adding, “It’s their decision, what’s the matter with that?”
“If someone was gay, you’d stop being friends with them?” the boy is heard asking, while telling his friends that his sister, who was shooting the video, is homosexual.
Talking to Daily Dot, the girl who filmed the conversation said they were really proud of their brother when they overheard him defending LGBTQ people to his friends. Adding that they talk with him regularly about LGBTQ rights and the Black Lives Matter movement, they added: “It was really nice knowing that he listens.”
The viral clip has garnered millions of views on TikTok and has spread on other platforms as well, where the boy has been earning plaudits for standing up for his sister and other LGBTQ+ people.
The kids be knowing and understanding naturally. The only confusion comes when y’all teach them to hate people who aren’t deemed the “default.” https://t.co/JtAzadym38
— Daric C., M.A. (he/him/Él) (@DaricCott) September 18, 2021
If you need a reminder that the kids are alright please watch these two-minutes… https://t.co/kjNLTxMJqK
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) September 17, 2021
Kids are good, actually https://t.co/GOqmu2c5qf
— Jen Simpkins (@itsJenSim) September 17, 2021
this is how kings sit https://t.co/LCHwWh9ESw
— Gene Park (@GenePark) September 17, 2021
This kid is braver than some grown ass people I know. https://t.co/s5EYZQCIWp
— enby adams (@enbyadamstv) September 17, 2021
This boy is our future and it makes my heart happy. (Could do without the gun video game, but I’ll take the win for right now.) 🥰
— MΞGAN KΞLLΞY HALL (@MeganKelleyHall) September 17, 2021
My son does this too. While he’s gaming, I often hear him trying to talk sense into people about vaccines, masks, race and yes, ignorance on how people self identify. I’m glad that we have raised our son with the ability to articulate sense.
— Marti (@Marti_444) September 17, 2021
I took my granddaughter to “Bohemian Rhapsody” when she was 11. When we walked out afterward, she said “I don’t understand, why did anyone care if he was gay?” I explained to her how it was during the 80’s. She said “that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.”
— Debbie Culwell (@DebbieCulwell) September 17, 2021
Love how he’s clearing these bigots while winning the video game.
King behavior! pic.twitter.com/jw3pfa7tmF
— NotATweeter16 (@NotATweeter16) September 17, 2021
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