The owner of Brooklyn’s ‘Boing Boing’ baby store has been offering a 10% discount to lesbian couples. Lately she has been getting threats from angry callers.
Brooklyn Paper reports:
Karen Paperno, owner of Boing Boing maternity boutique on Sixth Avenue, announced a 10-percent discount for gay mamas — prompting at first criticism and then straight-up harassment after posting the discount a month ago.
In a one-week period, Paperno says she’s fielded five crazed callers — mostly homophobes from out of state — who have spewed hate speech and even threatened to hurt her.
“It’s really scary,” said Paperno, who runs the shop at Union Street. “I’m living in fear; I feel so violated.”
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