Published: June 12, 2021
Sometimes an idea comes into our heads and we think it’s fantastic. After further review, there was something pretty obvious that we completely missed in our original thinking. Such is the case for the @Pride Twitter account, operated by “very queer” podcaster Levi Chambers, regarding a meme that apparently made sense at the time.
It reads, “Sending the beautiful person below this Tweet lots of #Pride” and shows someone smiling and pushing the LGBTQ rainbow flag off a building. Now, if this sounds oddly distasteful, it’s probably because you’re familiar with the practice in Iran and other Muslim-majority countries of pushing bound homosexuals off buildings to their death.
Sending the beautiful person below this Tweet lots of #Pride.
— Pride (@Pride) June 2, 2021
As Twitchy noted, it looked a little like an execution. “A little.”
The official Pride account thought it would be cute for people to be able to send “pride” to the person below them in their Twitter feed. But the execution? It looked a little like an execution.
Responses on Twitter were just what one would expect.
“oh wow it’s real”
oh wow it's real
— Justin Whang 🐙 (@JustinWhang) June 12, 2021
“This took effort which means it took time which means whomever created it thought “this is gonna be a banger” for a very long time. Then hit send.”
This took effort
which means it took time
— Pure Carbon (@Pure_Carbo) June 13, 2021
“Is this a parody account? I feel like this is something a parody account would tweet.”
Is this a parody account?
I feel like this is something a parody account would tweet.
— Mumboejumboh (@Mumboejumboh) June 12, 2021
“The Middle Eastern Chapter of Pride apparently logged in”
The Middle Eastern Chapter of Pride apparently logged in
— Nyarlathotep (@Nyarlat83552907) June 12, 2021
“Bizarre. How could they be this clueless?”
Bizarre. How could they be this clueless? https://t.co/4P1Yp2wHcV
— Aaronbeep (@aaronbeep) June 13, 2021
“Is this an Iranian Government account?”
Is this an Iranian Government account? https://t.co/ZfM1G53OhQ
— Aelfred The Great (@aelfred_D) June 12, 2021
“Lmfao y’all didn’t think this one through”
Lmfao y’all didn’t think this one through https://t.co/Rl473LKRES
— Alex (@InhaletoExhale) June 13, 2021
“You might wanna reconsider this tweet”