Two gay men say their first-date kiss got them thrown out of a London pub — and turned them into a Twitter sensation.Hundreds signed up for a kiss-in protest on Facebook, and about 300 mostly gay men showed up to embrace and kiss outside the pub, which had closed in response to the event.
Jonathan Williams says he and his date, James Bull, were asked to leave after sharing what they described as a "hands-on-the-table" kiss at the John Snow pub in London's Soho, normally known as one of London's gay-friendliest neighborhoods.
Anger snowballed after Williams tweeted about the incident late Wednesday, and within 24 hours, the story was on the front page of British newspapers and the pair were describing their ordeal on national radio.
Remember folks--social media sites are about more than 'I had macaroni and cheese for lunch today.' They've helped toppled governments, and with the ubiquitous cell phones, you never know when an action will be tweeted or posted on YouTube within minutes. Don't let your prejudice (or anything that's going to be hard to live down, for that matter), go viral. The fifteen minutes of fame is not worth it.