Blatant homophobia on The Verge

I was shocked to see all of the comments that were homophobic on that one recent post about Ender Games. I personally was offended, which could be obvious. But still, I can't help but to criticize that I still would have liked to have seen the posts. I'm not advocating what they are saying at all, I am gay myself. But deleting them doesn't really do any good socially, it just makes the page look more pretty. (I suggest having them by default minimized so that those who want to see it, can).

I'm not really sure what The Verge intends to do about it, and furthermore what others thought about it when they saw it. Honestly, the only site I go on sometimes that was worse than that was Fox News commenting section.