Malaysian Newspaper Slammed for Publishing ‘How to Spot a Gay’ List


Netizens are bashing Malaysian newspaper Sinar Harian for posting an article on Friday showing a list of pointers on “How to Spot a Gay.”

Apparently, gay men are easy to identify because of their beards, their habit of going to the gym – not to exercise but to check out other men – and by wearing branded clothes. It was also mentioned in the list that their eyes apparently light up whenever they see handsome men.

Some netizens couldn’t help but ridicule the article that Sinar Harian posted.

Some netizens questioned the logic behind some of the factors that would identify someone as gay.

Lesbians were targeted by the “How to Spot a Gay” list, saying they have the tendency to hug each other, hold hands, and even belittle men.

Arwind Kumar, an activist and social media personality from Malaysia, called out the publication in his latest YouTube video.

I’m not sure who wrote this article, but … don’t try to be God. Take a step back down, take a seat back on your chair, do what you do and don’t do this, because there are much more important issues in this country that need to be addressed,” said the social media personality, who has 323,000 followers on Facebook and 75,000 on YouTube.

If you really want to educate society, then explain to them the traits of a pedophile, a molester, a murderer, a kidnapper ― those people who actually endanger the lives of another,” he added.

In Malaysia, it is illegal for someone to be part of the LGBT community. Homosexuality is punishable under a colonial-era sodomy law for up to 20 years of jail time, calling this in the country’s Penal Code as “Carnal intercourse against the order of nature.”

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