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Gay Israeli TV host marries in shadow of Orlando shooting

“All u haters- stop using God to hide your ugly homophobia,” writes Assi Azar in bittersweet Facebook message after marrying husband in Spain.


Popular Israeli television personality Assi Azar married his long-time boyfriend Albert Escola over the weekend in Spain, in the shadow of the mass shooting targeting an LGBT night club in Orlando.

The 37-year-old Holon native who formerly hosted Israel’s Big Brother reality show described the bittersweet sentiment after finding out about the horrific shooting attack that killed 49 people following his nuptials.

As one of Israel’s most famous publicly gay TV hosts, Azar took to Facebook on Sunday to relay a message urging love and to express his sorrow over the brutal attack.

“We send our love and prayers to our brothers and sisters in Orlando. We will keep fighting for those who no longer can,” he wrote in the post accompanied by a photo from his wedding.

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