A picture posted on Twitter with a simple, yet powerful message has gone viral.
Aaron, a teenager in Houston, posted a picture of himself wearing a T-shirt inscribed with “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobia when you could just be quiet?”
He told Buzzfeed he was drawn to it because of experiences with homophobes discriminating against him in the past.
“I have been a victim of bullying because I am gay and, yes, I have overcome all of those obstacles in my life, and when I saw the shirt I was amazed because of the message the shirt says,” he said.
The simple message resonates with the teen, who believes that “if you have nothing nice to say, just don’t say it at all”.
“It feels amazing to see everyone ‘ooing and awwing’ at this (shirt) and seeing them interact with the message,” Aaron said.
The tweet has since received over 80,000 retweets from followers and fans.
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— fool (@lustdad) January 6, 2017