Social media are home to acidic opinions, ready to melt the world around them. But what happened Wednesday morning felt like a nudge from an invisible hand. The question is worth asking.
The hashtag #heterosexualprideday appeared in 114K tweets by 7:15 AM, central time.
Heterosexual pride was a movement that largely took hold in the nineties as a counter to gay pride (see also: #AllLivesMatter).
I won’t take time to explain why this angers people. Just check Twitter, it’s pretty thorough.
A quick trend search for the topic reveals an avalanche of sarcastic quips. Memes, .gifs, and subreddit links all chip in to help the Twittersphere dismantle the farcical hashtag.
Trend perpetuation has happened before
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