After discovering a homophobic site, Christophe Beaugrand-Gérin denounces the service he offers. “It’s filthy,” he was scandalized. The host then, a few hours later, made an update.
The journalist and presenter Christophe Beaugrand-Gérin took to Twitter to denounce a homophobic site. In a message posted on his account this Sunday, November 20, 2022, he asks his subscribers to report “EraseMyChild.com”. A site that offersremove your gay child from your life!“, as described on the homepage. Then, on the 21st, he spoke again to provide some useful details…
Christophe Beaugrand denounces: “A foul homophobic site”
On the home page, a short text describes the abject concept of the site: “Your child has come out and you are ashamed of it? Erase it permanently from your life with artificial intelligence EnfantMonEnfant.com“. Thus users can delete their child from family photos, memories, etc. In order to get rid offor good of this child who no longer has a place in your family“. A surge of hatred that the presenter “committed against homophobia“, as he says in his Twitter bio, does not condone. In his post “rant” published on the social network, he denounces: “I have just been informed of the posting of an IMMONDE homophobic site which offers to help people ‘delete’ their homosexual child from family photos“. Disgusted by the service, he adds: “It makes me want to vomit“. He finally asks netizens to help him “to report the site“.
HURT! I have just been informed of the posting of a foul homophobic site which offers to help people erase their gay child from family photos! It makes me want to vomit, please help me report this site https://t.co/ bHNrsIiRbw pic.twitter.com/H9xgRLGLxA
— Christophe Beaugrand-Gerin (@Tof_Beaugrand) November 20, 2022
Internet users in shock
Following his tweet, the reactions of Internet users flocked. Many of them are outraged that such a site exists. “It’s also reported… It disgusts me that we can design such a site, but it disgusts me even more if some people are really looking for this kind of content… Where are we going?” revolts a user? “In our time, having prejudices like this is lamentable!!!!another chimed in. “But I am shocked every day to see how horrible human beings can go. It is the parents who should be erased. What desolation“, we also read.
But other Twitter users find the site so out of place and shocking they can’t believe it. “Certainly provocation to generate this type of reaction. It can’t be serious. There is no interest in such a specific service“, explains @NicoElesse. Some Internet users even think of a publicity stunt, like @EzraUzumaki: “There is a countdown, in my opinion it is to shock and challenge“. Or @2QT_2B_STR8 who says: “I do not believe it one second. Let’s wait for the end of the counter, I’m sure it’s an awareness campaign behind it“.
The journalist appeals for donations
And Internet users can be reassured, less than 24 hours after his first message, the journalist confirms on his Twitter that the site does not exist. “On the other hand, hundreds of parents every year try to “erase” their children from their lives“, wishes to clarify the presenter. Thus, Christophe Beaugrand-Gérin calls on his subscribers to make a donation to the foundation The shelterfor “support these abandoned young people“. The Association “accommodates and accompanies minors and young adults“, “victims of homophobia or transphobia and in a situation of family breakdown” for almost twenty years, as explained on their site.
A presenter committed against homophobia
This is not the first time that Christophe Beaugrand-Gérin has taken action against homophobia on his social networks. Already last July, the presenter had denounced statements by Caroline Cayeux, the Minister of Territorial Communities, dating from 2013 on the Taubira Law. Earlier this year, in February, the companion of journalist Ghislain Gerain, had also announced on Twitter that he had sued a user after being harassed. Him and his sonaged 3, had received homophobic slurs.