This Man’s Facebook Status About ‘British Emigration’ Has Gone Viral

By : Sam RidgwayTwitterLogo


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A Facebook status is currently going viral on social media after one man’s rant about British immigration caught the attention of, well, pretty much everyone.


Emlyn Pearce, 33, is a South African writer currently working and living in London, and he has a lot to say on the current refugee issues dominating the British media.

So much so, that said status has now been shared 17,000 times. A number that is quickly rising.


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The status has caught the attention of so many people, in fact, that he is receiving a torrent of abuse from people. But he has this to say to a specific set of them:

“To all of you really hench army guys sending me hate mail for writing this: I am gay, and I will furiously pleasure myself to your profile picture. Just so you know.”

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Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Pearce said that the current migrant crisis in Europe, along with his South African heritage, inspired his post: “I thought it was time to remind people that this migration thing goes both ways.”


“I thought what I was saying was pretty obvious, and that my brothers might click ‘like’ as a show of support. Last time I got more than one share was for a bean salad recipe, and that was shared twice (once in error).”