'Orange Is the New Black' Star Lea DeLaria Confronts Homophobic Subway Preacher (VIDEOS)

If there's one thing that scares me (aside from spiders, duh), it's crazy people on public transportation. I mean, ranting lunatics in general are bad enough, but if you're on the street, at least you can cross it or turn a corner. But if you're trapped on a moving vessel, there's no way to avoid them.

Well, Lea DeLaria of Orange Is the New Black fame didn't even attempt to avoid one annoying "subway preacher" for loudly espousing his views on religion and homosexuality. The star, who plays Big Boo on the popular Netflix series, began ranting and raving on her own to push back against the overbearing offender.

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An anonymous fan captured the incident on video and sent it to Gothamist, and it's quickly gone viral.

"Sir, you're part of the reason America is in trouble," she yelled at the man. "Religious fanatics are the reason America is in trouble." She also blamed conservatives, which is pretty unfair, given that crazy people on subways have nothing to do with politics, but whatevs. She was mad. Just another reason to hate this guy.

Anyway, she was wearing a T-shirt reading "Bad Jew" and carrying a bag that said, "God Hates Bags," which basically gave her the perfect attire to engage in a rampage against someone on the train lobbing homophobic slurs at her.

"Please stop. I'm not going to let you do it sir," she said on the M train in NYC. "Eventually, you're going to get off this train and I'm going to ride peacefully all the way to Queens unless you're going to Queens with me. [In that case,] we're talking the whole hour."

At one point, DeLaria started singing "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" in hopes of shutting the preacher up, but it didn't seem to work, despite several onlookers joining in. Most just watched the whole thing uncomfortably though, which is probably what I'd be doing too. I tend to avoid people yelling on the train, even if it is for a good cause.

 

Would you be scared to confront someone "preaching" in a public setting?

 

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