ABC's hidden camera show What Would You Do? staged a scene where a teen came out to his anti-gay parents. They captured bystanders' reactions.
In the middle of a cafe, a son comes out to his dad who reacts by saying things like "my son is not gay!" and "this is a mistake—turn your life around."
Some bystanders stepped in to defend the teen while others stayed out of it or even left. Some stated that they didn't want to get involved. One man told them they should take the argument elsewhere.
After a few reactions are captured, they switch the dad out for anti-gay mom, who received similar reactions.
One woman interrupts the dad and voices her opinion:
"I understand completely because it wasn't my dream to have two autistic children either, but you know what? I'm going to fight for them and I'm going to love them. I'm going to do what I have to do for them. You should do the same for your son, because what you're doing to him involving everyone around here, is wrong."
Coincidentally, one bystander was the parent of a student at Rutgers University, where a gay student committed suicide earlier this year.