Intersectionality is a fickle whore, isn’t it?
Blackmon posted a couple of screenshots allegedly taken from Busuri’s Facebook account several years ago. One, posted in 2014, included a link to an article about the president of Uganda criminalizing homosexuality.
“That’s why I am going back to Uganda,” the post read.
Another, from 2013, was about Pasta Barilla being boycotted because the CEO supposedly vowed to never include a gay couple in advertising.
“I have to go buy some Pasta Barilla now,” was Busuri’s response.
Busuri didn’t respond to interview requests. In an interview with the Pioneer Press, he said that his “religious beliefs are very clear about homosexuality,” but that he hadn’t discriminated against anyone because of them.
“Those who are attacking me, I see it as Islamophobic, attacking me for my religious beliefs,” he said.
He also addressed his absence on Wednesday, but one would likely be hard-pressed to describe it as apologetic.