Elijah Daniel's Response To The Westboro Baptist Church Protesting His Show Was ICONIC

17 September 2018, 11:48

the Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, Kansas protest a performance at the Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. (Photo by Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images)
the Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, Kansas protest a performance at the Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. (Photo by Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images). Picture: Photo by Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Elijah was not fazed

The Westboro Baptist Church, an American hate group with a long history of staging bigoted 'protests' against everything from pop concerts to soldiers' funerals made good on their promise to picket Elijah Daniel's tour when it reached their home state of Kansas on Sunday (Sept 16).

Some might have been intimidated by the prospect of a load of demented homophobes turning up at your gates, but not Elijah who welcomed the WBC with a middle finger and a smile.

Elijah has been touring under his rap name Lil Phag - which he also has tattooed on his face. The YouTuber and musician has always been very vocal in taking pride in his sexuality and so its not surprising to see him stand up to the WBC.

He even gave them a special shout-out at his show, shouting 'fuck you Westboro Baptist Church!' To massive cheers from the audience.

Elijah has a curious history with the group. Bizarrely they initially voiced support for him, as they thought his stage name 'Lil Phag' was intended to be fully homophobic instead of ironic. They even went so far as to actively promote his new album.

By the time they realised their mistake, the hashtag #WestboroLovesPhags was already trending and Elijah had responded that "Westboro Baptist Church just publicly endorsed and thinks god loves an album with lyrics like “yo dad sucked my dick, nut on his lip like chapstick”.

The group then swore to picket his show, which did not appear to anything other than amuse Elijah, who took pride in being dubbed a 'proud sodomite sinner'.

For more Elijah goodness, check out our quiz 'Would Elijah Daniel Get Your Name Tattooed On Your Face?'

And hey, have a great day.