On Season 2, Episode 13 of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, Armando Rubio’s fears came true.
He and fiance Kenneth Niedermeier were sitting at a restaurant with Kenneth’s daughters, Taylor and Cassidy.
Dining outdoors, they were enjoying their tacos, laughing and joking.
Then a man walks by and says a homophobic slur.
Slurs are reminders that marginalized individuals are viewed as lesser than.
They are often threats of or immediate preludes to physical violence — to hate crimes.
Kenneth was alarmed and angry, but he has been an out gay man for decades; he knows that slurs and homophobic aggression can happen.
His daughters are tearful and angry.
And Armando seems almost broken by it. Take a look at this painful moment.