Likud ministers face social media backlash for taking part in Gay Pride Parade

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 13, 2015 11:52

 
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Likud ministers Miri Regev and Ofir Akunis were on the receiving end of an angry backlash from right-wing social media users who objected to their presence at Tel Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade on Friday.

Regev, the culture and sport minister, and Akunis, who holds a position akin to that of a minister in the Communications Ministry, posted photographs on Facebook of themselves reveling in the parade alongside gay Likud members.

While their posts did garner likes and shares, there were also a number of angry messages from people who expressed disgust with their participation.

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