We’ve all heard our fair share of catty remarks – and this is a purrfect example.
When Greek writer/actor Alex Andreou attempted to adopt two cats which “desperately needed re-homing” he was turned away – because he is gay.
After driving for two hours to pick up the felines and give them a loving home, the pets’ owner refused to hand them over because of her religious objections to his “lifestyle”.
“So, I just travelled two hours to adopt a cat that desperately needed re-homing and was turned down for being gay. WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE,” Alex wrote on Twitter.
According to a text exchange, he was asked: “how comes youre (sic) single, are you gay?”
Alex responded: “Good guess”, to which the woman says: “People normally mention grown up kids and so on that’s why I thought you maybe (sic) gay”.
When he asks “Is it an issue?” she responded: “I am religious so I strongly disagree with the life style. I am sorry if I hurt your feelings.”
Alex responded: “Darling, I’ve been beaten and called a faggot since I was 8. My feelings are quite robust. And, yes, sorry is precisely what you are.”
So, I just travelled two hours to adopt a cat that desperately needed rehoming and was turned down for being gay. WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE. pic.twitter.com/XDwYELdkn7
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) August 22, 2017
The conversation apparently ends when she asks him: “Are you not afraid of going to hell when you die?”
Thankfully, there are always more than one way to skin a cat and it seems the story had a happy ending.
Alex later shared an update, saying he was getting the cat as a friend of his who lived near the woman was going to go and pick up the cats.
He wrote: “An amazing friend who lives locally to that evil cow is picking up the cats for me on Thursday. I am so happy.
“I may then have to festoon the cats in Rainbow Flags and send her photos. Is there a co that makes pink litter? Pride cat bowls? I NEED GEAR.”