Cisgender straight people are having a terrible LGBTQ Pride month, and Fox Nation’s Tomi Lahren is sick of it.
After news went viral that a group of non-LGBTQ men were seeking permits to hold a “straight pride” parade, queer people across Twitter couldn’t stop roasting the effort.
Tomi Lahren declared that the mockery reflected an “open season on straight white men” before going on a rant about how LGBTQ people—whose existence is illegal in over 70 countries—aren’t tolerant enough of heterosexuals.
Fox host touts "straight pride parade" organized by a far right group founded by a white nationalist: "It's open season on straight white men in this country" pic.twitter.com/AMbCCFF0dC
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) June 6, 2019
“Isn’t it funny how the so called ‘loving and tolerant’ leftists and members of the LGBT community demand respect for their events and celebrations, but are so quick to diminish, demonize, and mock groups they disagree with?…Why is it so taboo nowadays to recognize or be proud of heterosexuality and traditional values in general?…The very groups that preach tolerance, love and acceptance are anything but loving, tolerant and accepting.’
She continued to lament “this era of 64 gender options, female boy scouts, and pronoun enforcement.” Nine transgender women have been violently murdered so far this year.
Lahren forgot to address how jokes about khakis at straight people’s expense are equal to centuries of violence and subjugation faced by LGBTQ individuals at straight people’s hands. The “Social Justice Warriors” on Twitter, whom she railed against in the segment, were quick to remind her.
I’m straight, and I think the Boston “Straight Pride” parade is stupid.
Straight people don’t need a safe place to celebrate, because they haven’t been systematically marginalized, oppressed and abused. They get to be who they are, 365, without fear.
— ✨ jill sherman ✨ (@justjillsherman) June 6, 2019
This is like a healthy person demanding to use handicap parking spaces despite having a million other open spaces in the lot just because they want something that don’t deserve.
— Ally 🌻✨ (@intern_ally) June 6, 2019
As a straight white man, I can say that I have never once wished to celebrate myself being a straight white man, and that I have not once been told off for being a straight white man to the extent that any other race, sexuality, or gender has been told off for who they are
— I am real man (@ImA_LivingHuman) June 6, 2019
Oh, of course, Tomi. Straight white men have always had such a difficult time, what with being so oppressed n' all 🤣🙄
— 🍀❤️Inked & Autistic❤️💭🍀 (@inkedautistNI) June 7, 2019
But many LGBTQ people have made it clear that they won’t rain on the parade.
Y'know at this point just let them have a Straight Pride parade, gonna be boring as shit anyway. I wanna see comparison shots, one is just gonna be a bunch of marching bigots dressed in muted colors and red hats the other will be a rainbow explosion.
— MyDixieWrecked (@GunAkay47nar) June 7, 2019
why do we spend every june explaining why there’s no need for straight pride? what if we just let them have their parade and throw a better one across the street so nobody comes?
— jackson (@chipotlhey) June 7, 2019
But that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to throw some shade.
straight pride is just bass pro shops
— frank (@fr6nkie) June 7, 2019
The straight pride flag looks like a male mansplaining something to a bored female on a copy of the redacted Mueller report. pic.twitter.com/kqueGefeWt
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 7, 2019
What even is a Straight Pride Parade? A bunch of guys in khakis?
— Cree Bagley (@CreeBagley) June 7, 2019
But let your freak flag fly, Tomi. Just don’t shove your lifestyle in our faces.