Canadian Cop Dyes Hair Pink To Take A Stand Against Homophobia, Bullying

Toronto cop Luke Watson has taken a colorful stand against homophobia and bullying.

In honor of International Day of Pink, which raises awareness of homophobia and transphobia, the officer dyed his hair hot pink to fight LGBT discrimination, and is letting Twitter users choose how long he keeps the new ‘do.

Watson promised his followers that for every 1,000 retweets of a picture of his new style, he’ll keep the hair color for another week.

So far, it looks like officer Watson will be rocking the pink look for two weeks.

The Day of Pink was started by two straight Canadian students who wanted to show solidarity with a gay classmate who was being bullied for his pink shirt. High schools around Canada host events and change their school colors to pink every year.

NYDailyNews adds:

Toronto Police have been attending Day of Pink events for years, spokesman Kevin Masterman told the Daily News.

“We’re supportive of the event” and of Watson’s hair color, Masterman said.

Watson attended the Day of Pink rally at Forest Hills Collegiate Institute in Toronto Wednesday, alongside other cops in pink t-shirts under their uniforms, according to Twitter posts. Some officers shared their own experiences of bullying and others told students shared tips to fight the abuse.