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'You are a real fa***t': TV presenter Brendan Courtney receives homophobic hate mail

Courtney said the postcard is a good example of the “bigotry that still exists in our culture”.

TV PRESENTER BRENDAN Courtney has been sent a postcard with homophobic slurs, seemingly in retaliation against his promotion of the Yes campaign for the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum (and generally the fact that he is a gay man).

The hate mail was sent to his workplace in Dublin and Courtney told TheJournal.ie he was “a little bit upset, a little bit surprised” when he first read it.

Twice on the postcard, the sender calls him a “faggot”, and signs it off: “Vote No, No, No”.

Through his years as a TV presenter, Courtney never received hate mail of any nature – “even though I’m not that likeable a chap,” he joked.

“I think it’s mental, it’s mad that in this day and age people will take the time to buy a stamp and a postcard and write that – what kind of loon does that?”

“It puts a lot of fuel into the Yes vote,” Courtney continued, adding that he believes this incident shows the “bigotry that still exists in our culture”.

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After he shared the hate mail on Twitter and Facebook, he received dozens of messages of support, including this one from Daintree Paper:

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