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Raising the Roof’s PSA shows homeless people reading mean tweets

Homeless people read mean tweets about themselves

"'If home is where the heart is, are homeless people heartless?'" read Cheryl, a woman who was homeless for seven years, through tears. "Far from it."

In a PSA published on March 16 by Canadian advocacy group Raising the Roof, men and women dealing with homelessness read mean tweets about living in poverty.

"'I wonder if homeless people go to heaven,'" reads Peter, homeless for eight years, while shaking his head.  

"'Maybe if homeless people took care of themselves, looked pretty, we would want to help them. I don't help yellow teeth,'" Kubby, a man who has been homeless for 47 years, reads. "Wow."

Copying the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" segment where celebrities read mean tweets about themselves, the PSA hopes to change the perception of homelessness.

"Their reactions will remind you the conversation around the issue needs to change," Raising the Roof writes on YouTube. "All humans should work together."


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