Mardi Gras busker sends homophobic preacher packing

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A young busker hit all the right notes for Sydney Mardi Gras. He sent a homophobic preacher packing during Mardi Gras celebrations in Pitt Street Mall.

Axel Winter, 24, rocketed to social media fame following his drowning out a preacher who shouted ‘derogatory, hateful words about gay people.’ Axel scared the homophobic preacher off with a rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want To Have Fun.


As the preacher shouted anti-gay slurs and waved his Bible around, Winter said people began surrounding the man and became aggressive towards him.

Setting up behind the preacher, the busker told the angry crowd to “ignore the words of hate and sing some words of love.”

“He was saying some very demeaning things, like ‘today, God hates you the most if you are a homosexual’.”

The busker thanked those people present on Saturday who helped to “take a stand for equality.”

Axel took to Facebook to write about the incident.

“Yesterday, a man tried to yell hateful religiously inspired things about gay people in Pitt Street mall.

“So, I and the other buskers moved my stuff behind him and drowned out his negativity. The crowd cheered and sang along and soon enough, he left.

“Whether you’re homosexual or transgender or even just confused, you’re still my friend. Bless you, people, bless you.”

Busker sings off homophobic preacher at Sydney Mardi Gras

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