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Ottawa police investigate “memes”

Gay Carleton student targeted


 

QuickMemes, with their block-letter jokes superimposed on photos, have been shared on Canadian students’ Facebook walls for much of the past year. Many of them are funny. But Arun Smith of Carleton University, who is openly gay, wasn’t laughing after a friend showed him anti-gay QuickMemes with his photo on them in April. “They were phenomenally hurtful, they were harassing, they were libelous, they were hateful, and they were very, very violent,” he told CBC News. Smith says he hopes charges will be laid if police catch the images’ creator or creators.


 

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