A Busker Covered ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ To Silence A Homophobic Preacher

Senior Pop Culture Editor
03.10.15

Free speech is wonderful, and everyone should be able to say whatever they want, but seriously, f*ck the anti-gay preacher who spread his hate at Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade on Saturday. According to musician Axel Winter, he “tried to yell hateful, religiously inspired things about gay people in Pitt Street Mall.” To drown him out, Winter rounded up his busker buddies, and they covered Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” It worked: “The crowd cheered and sang along, and soon enough, he was gone,” he wrote. That’s how you silence the haters.

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