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Video emerges of Australian EDM musician Pogo explaining how he hates gays

YouTube personality fist pumped over gay people being shot at Pulse nightclub

Nick Bertke, aka Pogo – Photo: YouTube.

A video has emerged showing Australian YouTube personality and EDM musician Pogo, also known as Nick Bertke, explaining why he hates gay people.

Pogo, who has become famous for combining mini-clips from classic Disney movie soundtracks into electronic mixes, has racked up 200 million views on his channel, named “Fagottron.” 

The video in question was unlisted, but shared by other online users on Reddit, where it went viral. 

In the video, titled, “Why I called my channel Fagottron,” Bertke explains that he’s “always had a very thorough dislike of homosexuals.”

“I’ve never liked a grown man acting like a 12-year-old girl. I’ve always found that to be quite disgusting,” he says in the 2 minute and 42-second-long clip. “And so I thought to myself, how best can I express to the world that gays are just an abomination?

“I think nothing encapsulates the sissiness of a guy quite like the word ‘faggot,'” he says. “I have a fairly robust resentment of the gay community. I don’t want to really get into this, but when there was the Orlando shooting and the guy was shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ or something, I was like [‘Great.’],” he adds, pumping his fist.

“But yeah, I’ve got to be a bit careful with that because, well, you know… I don’t like gays, but I don’t want to see people getting killed in nightclubs either. But still, I mean, it’s just fantastic. It amazes me to see the West welcoming a culture through the floodgates that wants gays dead. I think that’s fantastic.”

Luckily, most of the commenters on Pogo’s video did not condone his comments.

“Cool. 2018 gonna ruin anyone else for me?” wrote one user.

“Jesus Christ just come out of the closet already,” added another.

“Shit stain of a human being. Gotcha,” wrote a third.

“In a few months TMZ will publish he was found kissing a guy,” concludes a fourth.


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