Right from the day he assumed office as the President, his discrimination towards the LGBTQ+ communities welcomed criticism in many instances. However, Trump’s comment to a tweet on Friday shocked the global media which went viral in no time.
Responding to the tweet posted by human rights campaigner and LGBTQ+ activist Peter Tatchells over a Bollywood movie, Trump posted ‘Great!’. Well, this turned into the most-discussed in India now, as the movie is around gay romance. Ayushmann Khurrana starrer ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ which hit the screens on Friday is around how a gay man confronts with his conservative parents over his boyfriend.
While the lighthearted comedy has been receiving good applause from across the country, LGBTQ+ activist Peter Tatchells appreciating the efforts of the team added buzz. “A new #Bollywood rom-com featuring a gay romance is hoping to win over older people, following the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Hurrah!” tweeted Peter Tatchell. To which Trump commented ‘Great’. While Trump is not a regular advocate of gay rights, many of the LGBTQ+ activists claimed it to be a PR stunt.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020