The Facebook page for an event held by the group Black Lesbian United in California was forced to shut down after being overrun by thousands of Internet trolls — many of them white men — who pledged to “attend” it, Pink News reports.
On the group's page, trolls posted a flood of racist and homophobic comments. Some trolls asked if they could come because they "know a black guy" and some offered to "bring the KFC."
Links to hardcore lesbian porn were posted on the page. "I'm a straight white boy but have big ambititions [sic] to one day be a black lesbian," one man commented.
Some users stood up for the group and criticized the trolls.
"To the black lesbians who only came to this page to find happiness and acceptance in their sexuality I want to give a sincere apology for the twisted sick people who have written racist or homophobic comments to you," a commenter wrote. "Nobody deserves to be treated that way no matter how f**king funny those idiots think they are. Keep being proud of who you are and don’t listen to the insecure people below xx Once again I am truly sorry."
Due to the huge amount of abuse, Black Lesbians United removed the event page.
"We did cancel the facebook [sic] notification of our BLU retreat, but the retreat itself is still on!" they confirmed.