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This Photo Of Two Women Embracing Shows Something Truly Dangerous

04/09/2015 07:46 pm ET | Updated Apr 09, 2015

There are some lines you just don't cross in Brazil.

This picture of two women embracing on a train platform has gone crazy viral -- but it's not for the reason you might think.

Não sou preconceituoso, acho que cada um faz o que quer da sua vida. Mas acho um absurdo eu ser obrigado a presenciar...

Facebook user Nelson Felippe posted the picture April 7. Underneath, he wrote: "What one does is in private is their problem, but what one does in public concerns me. And I refuse to see a scene like this and consider it something normal."

Felippe then asks his readers to think of the children: "What will happen to the mind of a child who sees this every day?"

"Children are going to think that it’s normal to wait for the subway on the yellow line," he adds. "So, don’t be like that guy over there. Follow the example of the girls. Wait for the subway BEHIND the yellow line."

The post has received thousands of likes and shares. Here's the text translated in full:

I’m not prejudiced, I think everyone should do what they want with their life. But I think it’s absurd that I’m forced to witness a scene like this.

What one does is in private is their problem, but what one does in public concerns me. And I refuse to see a scene like this and consider it something normal.

I don’t wish bad on anyone, but these people should be careful. They’re defying social conventions and that can be dangerous. And if a tragedy occurs? Or worse, someone dies. Who is to blame? Me ?

Or worst of all is the example it sets children.

What will happen to the mind of a child who sees this every day? Children are going to think that it’s normal to wait for the subway on the yellow line. So, don’t be like that guy over there. Follow the example of the girls. Wait for the subway BEHIND the yellow line, and only cross it after the subway has made a complete stop and opened its doors.

Rio de Janeiro saw what was billed as the largest communal gay wedding in 2013 and one of the largest gay pride parades last year, but the country has also seen its share of anti-gay incidents: In 2013, two women were beaten and jailed for kissing at a gospel concert, and in November, a politician blamed the gay pride parade for the drought.

Hopefully, Felippe's photo has reminded some Brazilians of what's truly dangerous.

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