Photographs of a pair of male lions in the midst of what appeared to be flagrante delicto on a reserve in Kenya went viral on the internet a while back, and not everyone was happy for the couple. The chief executive of the Kenya Film Classification Board Ezekial Mutua accused the lions of being under demonic possession before adding that he will isolate the “crazy gay animals” so that he can study their behavior, told the Nairobi News.
Furthermore, Mutua, who just this week weighed in on Kenya’s film board’s decision to ban the Disney channel show Andi Mack because it now features a sweet gay storyline, also said that the copulating lions likely learned the behavior from humans.
“These animals need counseling because probably they have been influenced by gays who have gone to the national parks and behaved badly,” Ezekiel Mutua, the chief executive of the Kenya Film Classification Board, told Nairobi News.
Mutua’s remarks are in response to the series of pictures photographer Paul Goldstein shot of one fully maned male lion mounting another fully maned male lion at the Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya.
“Where on earth have you ever heard something like this happening. The demonic spirits inflicting in humans seems to have now caught up with animals,” Mutua said, veiling his deep homophobia in concern for the propagation and future of lions everywhere.
“That is why I will say isolate the crazy gay animals, study their behavior because it is not normal. The very idea of sex even among animals is for procreation. Two male lions cannot procreate and therefore we will lose the lion species.”
Earlier this week Mutua, a renowned moral authority, showed his true colors when he defended the film board’s decision to ban the tween-targeted Andi Mack TV show’s gay storyline saying, “when it comes to protecting children from exposure to bad content we are resolute and unapologetic. Gay content will not air in Kenya, period.”
Kenya has strict laws against same-sex relations — and zero protections against discrimination — and has prosecuted nearly 600 LGBT people between 2010 and 2014. Apparently, the country also has a zero-tolerance policy about lions of the same sex who show affection for one another.