Photo Of Three Arab Men In Drag Taken In The Same Night Of Orlando Shooting

Photo Of Three Arab Men In Drag Taken In The Same Night Of Orlando Shooting
Vigil of solidarity in the wake of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting Fibonacci Blue / Flickr CC BY 2.0

A photo of three Arab men in drag is currently taking the online world by storm in the wake of the gruesome Orlando shooting that killed at least 49 individuals, mostly members of the LGBT community.


The photo spread around social networking sites days after the tragedy, which is now considered the worst shooting incident in the history of the United States. The suspect, Omar Mateen, killed himself after the shooting spree that left Orlando and the entire  country in grief.

Hitting two birds in one stone

The same photo that was shared multiple times on Facebook and Instagram has touched two of today’s pressing social issues: homophobia and Islamophobia. The iconic photo was shot by a UK-based photographer, Eman A, featuring three of his friends wearing glamorous and flamboyant drag dress, News.mic reported.

The photo also sends a powerful message to the world with the objective, partly, of ending the ethnic, religious, and sexuality hate and prejudice. The incident in Orland shook not only the Orlando community or the United States but also the entire world.

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Call for solidarity

Several personalities all over the world took to Facebook to air condolences to the families of those who died in the tragic incident. One of them was Salem Haddad, who posted on Facebook a message to those who lost their loved ones.

“My heart goes out to the victims of the homophobic attack in Orlando. So here is a photo of three Arab men in drag. Because fuck homophobia and fuck Islamophobia, and fuck the hypocrites who use one to justify the other. You all have blood on your hands,” Haddad posted on Facebook Monday.

The photo can be viewed on Eman A’s Facebook page.

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