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A "boi" describes a boyish gay guy or a biological female with a male presentation
When I first heard the words of the esteemed gentleman from New York I pictured an angry suit breaking a back over his knee. But the boy part made little sense. Looking at the full context of the statement while now knowing the reporter is an out Gay man puts an entirely different light on these sinister words:
No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy,
Impugning the manhood of effeminate males and then making a violent rape threat in one sentence.
Congressman Threatens to Throw Reporter Over Capitol Balcony on Camera
NY1 reporter Mike Scotto had the audacity to refer to New York Rep. Michael Grimm's recent campaign finance issues during an interview tonight,… Read…
You’ve probably seen the video of Congressman Michael Grimm threatening, among things, to “break” NY1 reporter Michael Scotto “in half ... like a boy.” While the men quickly made up, a pressing question remains: Did Grimm humiliate Scotto because he is gay?
It is well known among people who know and work with him that Scotto is gay. “Within the station community it’s pretty well known,” one colleague told Gawker. The 35-year-old political reporter didn’t ask Grimm about anything pertaining to sexuality, so it’s unclear, based only on the video, why Grimm issued a series of insults aimed at questioning Scotto’s masculinity—a common weapon of homophobes seeking to torment and marginalize gay men.
And the point here was to torment Scotto. “You’re not man enough,” Grimm seethes. “You’re not man enough.” And embarrass him, too. You can’t see it in the video, but his colleagues and other reporters were watching the entire thing from a few feet away.
Anyone interested in rattling closet doors in his district to see what comes up?