Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles called out chosen interim president Nicolas Maduro yesterday for reviving allegations that Capriles is gay and attacking him for his Jewish faith, Blabbeando reports.
In a video recorded after a social media campaign by supporters intended to get Capriles to speak out against Maduro's homophobia, he did so.
I'd like to send a respectful and considerate message in rejection to the homophobic remarks made by Nicolás [Maduro] today. It's not the first time. I believe in a society without exclusion and that's the way I express it to the country. A society where no one feels excluded based on the way they think, their race, their creed, their sexual orientation. People should go out and reject it.
That's fascism. Absolute fascism. From the extreme right.
If that's how you want to attack me, let it be. But from here on I will always demand respect for all Venezuelans. Because the society that we want to build in Venezuela is a society without exclusion.
You cannot talk of inclusion if there is exclusion. There should be overwhelming rejection of something like that.
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