Oklahoma Doughnut Shop Hit With Molotov Cocktail After Hosting Drag Queen Art Show

A doughnut store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was firebombed by an extremist early Monday after the enterprise hosted an artwork present that featured drag queens.

The Donut Gap had its entrance door shattered and suffered minor hearth injury after an unidentified particular person sporting a masks, black clothes and a crimson hat was seen on video throwing a Molotov cocktail into the enterprise at round 2:30 a.m. Monday.

It’s the second time the doughnut store has been vandalized in lower than a month after the enterprise hosted an artwork set up occasion run by drag queens.

Investigators stated the person smashed the door with a baseball bat earlier than lighting the hearth bomb and throwing it inside.

“It’s bought a chemical of some type in it that’s meant to unfold hearth shortly and trigger an incredible potential injury,” Tulsa Fireplace Division Lt. Tim Ingram told News On 6.

Whereas the hearth injury was minor, video confirmed the perpetrator leaving a word on a neighboring enterprise, which authorities stated contained Bible verses and “hateful rhetoric,” according to Tulsa World. Tulsa Fireplace Division spokesman Andy Little didn’t reveal the complete particulars of the word to the outlet.

It’s the second time that the shop has been vandalized after internet hosting the artwork present. On Oct. 15, the shop’s entrance doorways had been smashed after internet hosting its first drag queen occasion. Extra from The Donut Hole’s Facebook post:

Final night time we had the privilege of with the ability to be part of the imaginative and prescient of The Queens Soiled Dozen; An artwork set up donut store ran by drag queens. The occasion was an unlimited success with over 500 visitors attending, and an amazing response of laughing, jokes, enjoyable and good instances had been had by all.

Sadly, there was additionally a response of hate and we had been the sufferer of somebodies malicious acts. However in ones try and rain on our parade, the neighborhood answered by exhibiting overwhelming assist.

A GoFundMe was set up to boost cash to restore the injury earlier than the store was as soon as once more vandalized. The Donut Gap posted video of the unidentified particular person vandalizing the store on its Facebook web page.

“Our hearts are damaged that somebody might even be this hateful to our buddies who attended the present to do one thing like this,” the submit stated.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson, for example, falsely equated taking a toddler to a drag present with baby molestation. And simply final month, more than 30 House Republicans launched a invoice that might prohibit LGBTQ-related academic supplies and applications in faculties.

The Donut Gap initially requested for $2,500 to restore the injury from the primary act of vandalism, and has already acquired greater than $10,000 on its GoFundMe web page.

“These malicious acts have resulted in hundreds of {dollars} going in the direction of the trigger this complete occasion was meant to assist,” The Donut Gap wrote on Fb after the primary incident. “Love wins.”

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