We chalk it up to repressed anger at being unable to consume the proper amount of salt and soda. And raging anti-gay behavior on the part of a certain segment of the population, Hispanic men.
A gay man was gunned down in Greenwich Village early yesterday allegedly by a bigot who hurled homophobic slurs at him — a senseless attack that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly called “clearly a hate crime.”
Brooklyn resident Mark Carson and a pal were walking on Sixth Avenue near West Eighth Street at around midnight when the two were approached by Elliot Morales, 33, and two other Hispanic men, police said.
“Look at these faggots,” one of the men snarled, remarking on the boots, cut-off shorts and tank tops that Carson, 32, and his friend were wearing. “What are you, gay wrestlers?”
Carson and his friend turned right onto West Eighth Street. One of the Hispanic men left. Morales and the other man kept shadowing them.
“Do you want to die here?” Morales asked Carson, a manager at a West Village frozen-yogurt shop.
“Is he your boy?” he asked Carson, pointing at his best friend of 15 years.
When Carson answered “Yes,” Morales pulled out a silver Taurus .38-caliber revolver and blasted him once in the cheek, authorities said.
Carson died shortly after at Beth Israel Hospital.
“I thought that kind of hate stuff was gone, but I see that it’s not,” the victim’s distraught father, Mark Carson Sr., told The Post.
At least three of the recent attacks have involved Hispanics, one a couple of weeks ago outside Madison Square Garden. We anticipate Bloomberg will take to the microphone to denounce these attacks as quickly as he speculated that it was anti-ObamaCare factions who were responsible for the Times Square bob plot in 2010. Then again, it’s doubtful he’ll point the finger of blame since evil “right-wingers” aren’t to blame.