WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday gave a thumbs-up for Bollywood’s newly released gay rom-com movie ahead of his upcoming India trip.
“Great!” wrote the US president as he retweeted gay rights activist Peter Tatchell’s own expression of support for the Bollywood movie “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan”.
The movie released on Friday and stars actor Ayushmann Khurrana as a young man fighting against the social disapproval to be with his beloved, who is actually a man.
Some of Trump’s more right-wing supporters actively oppose gay rights. Trump also is not a regular advocate of gay rights. “I hope this is the beginning of President Trump’s genuine embrace of LGBT+ rights & not just a PR stunt,” Mr Tatchell tweeted after.
Great! https://t.co/eDf8ltInmH— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
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I hope this is the beginning of President Trump’s genuine embrace of LGBT+ rights & not just a PR stunt. Want more great news like the Bollywood gay rom-com? Sign up for free to my LGBT+ and human rights newsletter at https://t.co/rzjyjzyZi9 https://t.co/DoQf2u1Hyb pic.twitter.com/zT19JFmJpD— Peter Tatchell (@PeterTatchell) February 21, 2020