Gay Jewish man says video shows subway rider yelling homophobic slurs at him [VIDEO]

Kimberly Dole
September 10, 2019 - 11:11 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio was one of the many people to show their support for Adam Eli, who posted a video on twitter on Monday of himself getting harassed by a man at the 28th Street Manhattan subway station.  

Eli says a man followed him out of the subway station in Chelsea yelling out homophobic slurs at him and calling for him to remove his yarmulke.

Eli asks the man to leave him alone, but he follows him up the stairs and out of the subway station.

"You're desecrating the name of God" the man said to Eli. 

The man then began to yell.

"Take your kippah off, this is not Judaism," he yelled. "Judaism is against abomination." 

Eli believes that he was targeted because he was wearing a pink yarmulke, carrying a purse and had a pride patch sewn onto his jeans.

Mayor de Blasio sent a tweet in support of Eli.

"It takes courage to confront homophobia and tell a story like this. I’m sorry you had to go through this, Adam. But we’re proud of how you responded." de Blasio tweeted.

"There’s no place for hate in this city," he added. 

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