WTF? This Girl Got Homophobic Abuse On A Plane For Watching A "Supergirl" Episode

5 January 2017, 15:28 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 14:33

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

An aspiring screenwriter shares her story of abuse on a flight as she enjoyed her fave TV show...

A Supergirl fan had the story of her horribly eventful and dramatic flight go viral yesterday (January 5th) after she posted the details on Twitter.

The DC show has gained a lot of press attention lately for its portrayal of same-sex relationships through the coming out of the lesbian character Alex.

But sadly, not everyone can accept what a positive move this storyline has been...

Dened Rey, an American self-described "TV lover" was watching a key episode on a flight to Vancouver when she was accosted by the man next to her who threw homophobic slurs at her, much to the shock of her fellow passengers.








Dened was, of course, bombarded with messages of support from friends and strangers alike, horrified by the man's small mindedness and general bigotry.

But, the story took a very positive turn once the flight attendant got further involved...




Amazing work by the FA - somebody promote that woman immediately!

But things get even better as Dened moves into the First Class seating area...









What are the odds of being sat next to someone like this straight after such a horrible incident? This gives us some hope for humanity!

Dened concludes her story by thanking the makers of Supergirl for providing valuable representation for LGBTQ characters in a major TV show and plans to pursue her career as a screenwriter.

Basically, the moral of the story is that you should never mess with a superhero!


You can read Dened's full Twitter thread here.

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