A hashtag used by the far-right fascist group, Proud Boys has been hijacked by the gay men to the delight of thousands of people on social media.
The male-only organization, which is affiliated with white supremacists, gained notoriety last Tuesday after Donald Trump refused to condemn them in the first presidential debate.
Now gay men around the world have taken over the hashtag #ProudBoys to make it trend for different reasons.
I wonder if the BTS and TikTok kids can help LGBTs with this. What if gay guys took pictures of themselves making out with each other or doing very gay things, then tagged themselves with #ProudBoys. I bet it would mess them up real bad. #ReclaimingMyShine
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 1, 2020
Drown out the noise!
— Luke Baines (@LukeBaines) October 4, 2020
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) October 4, 2020
— Jennifer Brown (@jennibee70) October 4, 2020
— JerseyCraig #ShutUpMan (@Jersey_Craig) October 4, 2020
The claiming of #ProudBoys by Gay Twitter may be the best thing to happen in 2020.
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) October 4, 2020
— Matt Dechaine 👂 (@mattdechaine) October 4, 2020
— Daniel-André Everitt-Mouton 🇫🇷 🇺🇸🏳️🌈 🌊 (@AndreEveritt) October 4, 2020
— Connor 🏳️🌈 (@EatThatHorse) October 4, 2020
Story courtesy of the Washington Blade.