Date
13 December 2017
Raymond Chan (left) uploaded a clip which shows two women (center and right) harassing him on the MTR. The clip has gone viral. Photos: HKEJ, YouTube
Raymond Chan (left) uploaded a clip which shows two women (center and right) harassing him on the MTR. The clip has gone viral. Photos: HKEJ, YouTube

Gay legislator MTR incident goes viral

Hong Kong’s first openly gay politician has taken to social media to let netizens judge if he was discriminated against during an incident on a passenger train.

Raymond Chan Chi-chuen uploaded a clip which shows two women mocking his sexual orientation and calling him a “rubbish legislator” and a “mad dog barking all the time”.

The video has gone viral, inspiring 115,000 views on YouTube in less than 24 hours, Metro Hong Kong reported Monday.

Some netizens said the women might have broken the by-laws of rail operator MTR Corp. with their use of abusive language.

In the clip, a woman accuses the People’s Power lawmaker of messing things up for Hong Kong, calling him “rubbish”.

She goes on to make disparaging comments about his sexuality.

Another woman compares Chan to a mad dog.

When a passenger reminds them that there are children in the compartment, the women say that as taxpayers, they are entitled to criticize Chan.

If Chan can’t take it, he should just get off the train, the women are shown as saying.

[Go to Ray Chan's youtube link]

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