Jaimie Deblieck, who in 2017 was voted Mr Gay Belgium, on Friday, attacked during a night on the town in his hometown of Roeselare. He was beaten and on the ground, stepped on. His attackers called him a ’fucking homo’, report Belgian media.
The 19-year-old Deblieck had to go to the hospital to be treated of his injuries. He has reported to the police of the abuse. Mr Gay Belgium placed in the hospital a photo on Facebook.
It is not the first time that Mr Gay Belgium is threatened. He received after his election a lot of homophobic reactions and even death threats.
The organizer of Mr Gay Belgium-election to react angrily to the incident. “All the threats and other negative comments after his election, he has survived,” says Bram Bierkens. “But we are still not there in terms of acceptance.”