Matteo Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister that is known for hating gay people got photobombed by two women who kissed each other when they were taking a photo with him.
Gaia Parisi and Matilde Rizzo are friends and they are not otherwise romantically involved, but they did it to send a message of love and tolerance against the attitude of hatred and the language politicians like him keep spreading.
Salvini, who also serves as an interior minister and is the leader of the ultraconservative League Party, was campaigning for a local candidate in the town of Caltanissetta on the island of Sicily when the women decided to make the photo.
He started taking selfies with his fans, and Parisi and Rizzo used to opportunity and kissed when it was their turn to take a photo. Security personnel separated them, but Salvini gave them well wishes and told them that he hopes they have sons.
The women posted the photo on Instagram when it gained huge popularity.
Parisi told CNN that they decided to use all the means at their disposal to protest peacefully and be able to send their message through the platforms.
This is the photo Parisi shared on her Instagram profile:
Salvini is well known for hating many aspects of modern life and his opposition to LGBTQ rights, and he has voiced his disapproval of gay and lesbian relationships many times. He has said in many instances that children need both a mother and a father, and he thinks that surrogacy services are a crime.
He has even endorsed the World Congress of Families, which is an international coalition of anti-LGBTQ groups and groups that are against ending pregnancies.
However, he did repost Parisi’s Instagram photo with the caption: “Best wishes, peace and good, sisters”.