In Culver City, a mother has supposedly written a Craigslist ad trying to sell her son’s Macbook Pro so she can buy him a new Macbook Retina Display Pro in order to cure him of homosexuality. The ad has gone viral throughout the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogosphere according to the Huffington Post.
“I am selling my son’s Macbook pro 15 inch. He found out that there is going to be a new Macbook so I will be buying that for him. I bought it last summer so it isn’t even a year old yet. It is on pretty decent shape. I am pretty firm on the price.”
Seems pretty innocuous until you get to the footnote which says,
“I don’t want to get a ton of messages from you guys saying that I am spoiling my son and turning him into an entitled monster. There is a backstory that you aren’t even aware of. My son was committing homosexual acts and got caught in the act. We made a deal that if he chose to be straight, that we would buy him more nice things. So don’t message me saying that I am a bad parent for spoiling him. It’s quite the opposite, I am a good parent and I’m working with him to correct his problem.”
No one knows if the ad is real or just so someone can garner their fifteen minutes of fame. Even if it is fake, with all the hate going on in the country regarding gay people, it definitely isn’t funny.
The Huffington Post is also reporting that A Talk About Equality blogger called the number to verify it’s authenticity and the caller said,
“I regret to inform you that I will not be calling you. I don’t need for you or anyone else to have my number. Not after all the hatred and threats I’ve gotten.”