Home / BBC News / Kilted yoga star targeted by homophobic hate mail

Kilted yoga star targeted by homophobic hate mail

Media playback is unsupported on your device

Media captionFinlay Wilson, left, and Tristan Cameron-Harper’s video has been viewed more than 50 million times

A Dundee man whose video of kilted yoga sessions in a Scottish forest became a viral hit has been targeted with homophobic hate mail.

Finlay Wilson, whose video on BBC Scotland’s The Social was viewed more than 50 million times, received a letter threatening his safety.

The handwritten note was left in an envelope on the 30-year-old’s doorstep on Tuesday.

Police are treating the incident as a hate crime.

Mr Wilson said: “I came out my flat at 06.30 in the morning to walk the dog and there was a handwritten letter in a sealed envelope on the front step addressed to ‘the gay boy at number 45’.

“It said threatening stuff like ‘you need to watch yourself’ and they said they’d been watching my videos online and that they want me to get out.

“I don’t really know anyone in the building. My friends have been saying they didn’t realise this sort of thing still happened in this day and age.”

Mr Wilson said he had “never had any grief” in Dundee before.

Image caption Mr Wilson’s video with Tristan Cameron-Harperin has been viewed over 50 million times

He said: “I was upset at first, but now I am furious, because someone’s aim is to intimidate me and terrorise me into leaving my home because of their own bigoted beliefs.

“The people who do this sort of thing need to know that their views are unacceptable and the majority of people won’t tolerate it.”

Mr Wilson, whose popular videos for the BBC Social website showed him doing yoga with Mr Scotland Tristan Cameron-Harperin in the Hermitage forest in Dunkeld, Perthshire, said the abuser also threatened his dog Amaloh.

He said: “I’ve had to put a cage on the letterbox to make sure they don’t post anything harmful through that he might eat.”

Police Scotland said it was investigating a “threatening and abusive incident” in connection with a letter being left outside an address in Dundee between 22:00 on Thursday and 06:30 on Tuesday.

A Tayside Division spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland does not tolerate hate crime in any form and everyone has the right to live safely and without fear.”

Check Also

Photos: Suspected Boko haram bomb maker arrested in Edo state

The Edo State Police Command has reportedly arrested a suspected Boko haram bomb maker arrested …

UK appoints Minister for loneliness to battle isolation, dementia & high blood pressure

British Prime Minister, Theresa May has appointed a minister for loneliness to honour the legacy …

Man allegedly murders his wife and three children before setting himself and the family on fire (Video)

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A Kenyan family of five including a man, his …

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with ‘clear eyes’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSouth Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha: “We …

Koreas to march under single ‘united’ flag in Olympic Games

Image copyright AFP Image caption The “reunited” flag symbolises aspirations in both the North and …