March 30, 2011 by The ReadyWriter
Damian Furtch (pictured above), posted pictures of his injuries from a possible hate crime on his Facebook page.
Damian was left with two black eyes and multiple stitches after he was beaten at a West Village McDonald’s that cops are now investigating as a hate crime.
The confrontation started in the fast-food restaurant and spilled out onto Sixth Ave early Sunday, where Damian Furtch, 26, says he was set upon.
He and a friend had just left their jobs at the nearby Pink Tea Cup Restaurant and were inside the McDonald’s (below) when the two attackers started to harass them.
As Furtch was getting his butt kicked, that’s when the anti-gay epithets started to fly., all because he was wearing fluorescent colored clothing. Furtch later wrote on Facebook with the pictures of his injuries:
“I thought I was safe in the city I loved but apparently wearing fluorescent colored clothing and pink shoelaces really bother some fucking assholes to blind side me and hit me” He angrily captioned the disturbing images, “Four Stitches, Thanks Bitches!”
An aspiring actor and model, Damian Furtch had just moved to New York from California.
Police are still searching for his attackers.
Nobody deserves to be beaten and/or harassed, regardless of their ethnicity or sexual preferences.