The Brazilian native snapped a picture of the scene in question. In the foreground of the photo, two women stand in a loving embrace. A few others appear in the frame, including one man who stands dangerously close to the platform's edge.
In a lengthy caption, Filippe wrote,
"I'm not prejudiced. I think people should do whatever they want to do with their lives. But I think its absurd that I should be forced to witness a scene like this. What people do in private life is their business only, but yes, what they do in public concerns me."
"I refuse to see a scene like this and consider it normal. They're challenging social conventions and that can be dangerous. What if tragedy strikes, or worse, if someone dies, who's to blame?”
At this point, you may feel compelled to stop reading what seems like grossly homophobic commentary about the women's relationship. Don't.
“What would happen to a child who sees this scene every day? Kids will think its normal to wait for the subway on the yellow line. So don't act like that guy over there. Follow the example of the girls.”
And in one (viral) post, Nelson Filippe became the coolest guy on Facebook.