This. Is. AMAZING!
In case you didn't know, the Commonwealth Games are getting ready to kick off, meaning some of the best athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations are getting ready to compete in one of the biggest tournaments in the world!
Well actor John Barrowman was recruited for the opening ceremony in Glasgow, and he DEFINITELY got people talking! But it didn't have to do with his performance. It all had to do with him planting a big ole' smooch on a MALE dancer!
For those of you who are wondering why this is such a big deal, it's mainly because homosexuality is still ILLEGAL in 42 of the 53 Commonwealth countries! Oh and did we mention that it was before one of the biggest sporting events on the planet??
The smooch hear ’round the world got a good amount of support, but it also got a TON of backlash! But instead of completely ignoring it, John decided to retweet all of the hateful messages he received to show there's still a LOT of work left to be done!
Of course, this isn't the first time he's done something like this as he also got a ton of attention after kissing a male fan at Comic Con, but this DEFINITELY has bigger implications!
Way to go, John!
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