Gay Israeli TV host marries in shadow of Orlando shooting, blasts haters’ ‘ugly homophobia’

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 Holot 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 nuptial.

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.


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