A heterosexual man in Denver claims that a Best Buy employee wrongly “outed” him on Facebook after he left his phone for repair.
Rich Dewberry said he brought in his mobile device to get fixed and was given a new phone. Shortly afterward, his Facebook status read, “I am gay, I’m coming out.”
“The phone just started ringing constantly after that from [an] ex-spouse to friends,” he told ABC’s Denver affiliate, KMGH.
Dewberry said he was logged into his Facebook account on the phone he left with the store.
“I feel I have been humiliated. My reputation has been tarnished,” he said.
I’m not sure what’s more offensive: A Best Buy employee abusing their access to a customer’s private data, or that both the employee and the victim think there’s something wrong with being gay.
Actually, I know what’s more offensive.