‘OITNB’ Actress Perfectly Takes On Homophobic Man On NYC Subway (Videos)
They say that art imitates life.
I don’t know who the hell “they” are, but they should pat themselves on the backs right about now for the one-time accuracy of their cliché catchphrase.
Here’s the deal: Tuesday morning, Lea DeLaria, who plays the charmingly rambunctious lesbian Big Boo on “Orange Is the New Black,” proved she’s in tune with her on-screen counterpart when she shut down a homophobic preacher on an NYC subway on her way to the “Sesame Street” set.
The preacher was, well, preaching, when DeLaria stood up in her “Bad Jew” t-shirt and told the man that he had “no right” to “force-feed” his religious beliefs to his fellow New Yorkers.
She also tells the man that he’s the reason America’s in trouble, which prompts him to make a reference to Sodom and Gomorrah and the “sin of homosexuality” which, in turn, causes DeLaria to throw up her arms in frustration and eventually yell “now he calls me a dyke, ladies and gentlemen!”
The standoff between the two is actually pretty epic, although that must have been a rather uncomfortable train ride for the rest of the commuters who bore witness to the confrontation.
Luckily for us, a fellow passenger filmed the verbal duel. You’ll love Big Boo — I mean, DeLaria — even more after watching this.