Gay Men Assaulted At A Barbara Streisand Movie

Is there any more cliché place this could have occurred?

Some dickface assaulted two gay men in Lafayette, Louisiana, this week at a movie theater during a screening of the Barbara Streisand/Seth Rogen film, The Guilt Trip.

As reported by Queerty, Walt Jamison, 23, and his partner had just arrived at the theater to meet up with two friends when homophobic douchebag Joseph W. Menard Jr. started yelling anti-gay slurs at them. The partner asked Menard "Excuse me?", at which point Menard jumped out of his seat and began "screaming hate slurs peppered with profanities."

Someone else in the theater yelled at Menard to shut up, adding that she had her young children with her in the theater, Menard "insulted" her as well. Then Menard slapped Jamison’s partner on the back of the head and punched him in the face, knocking off his glasses, according to the Advocate.

Menard and his wife fled the theater, but were caught by police. Menard has been charged with two counts of battery and his wife with one count of resisting arrested. Queerty pondered why Menard was not hit with hate crime charges but said the district attorney could add those charges later. Here’s hoping they do and that bigot rots in jail.

Contact the author of this post at Jessica.Wakeman@Gmail.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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