I really can’t think of a way to improve on the comments of reporter/blogger Scott Bixby:
We regret to inform you that you completely failed to use glitter paint and/or sequins, your work looked rushed and your handwriting was positively atrocious. With the words “glitter paint” rendered in rainbow colors in a useful example of what the slur-scratching douchebag might try next time.
The note concluded:
It is for these reasons that we had to remove your work from our door with sandpaper.
The Gays in Apt. 611
According to the person who posted the comeback on Imgur, a friend of one of “The Gays in Apt. 611″ (which would make a fantastic reality show, by the way), the apartment complex later painted over the offending scratches — although nothing will be able to soothe the severe burn to the gay-basher in question.
The best way to combat the insecurity that drives someone to scrawl hate speech into a stranger’s door is to drown it out with your own confidence. By reclaiming commonly held stereotypes of gay men — top-shelf sartorial sensibility and artistic flair — as tools to take a homophobe down a peg, the couple showed to everyone walking in front of their door that they’re proud of who they are.
And that’s fucking fabulous.
Scott Bixby's report: