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The idea of a “Straight Pride” parade was widely mocked when it emerged that a group called Super Happy Fun America had applied for a licence to hold such an event in Boston this August.
Thousands of people took to the internet to deride the entire concept.
Will “Straight Pride” be a Freaky Friday type situation where all of our history books, movies, stories, media, new… https://t.co/0mUJaDtD2n — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)
Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately… https://t.co/wiVi7N8OsS — Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)
The flag actually appeared in Canada in October 2018, where it was flown in a small New Brunswick town for one day before being taken down due to widespread public outrage.
However, it raised its ugly head back into public consciousness as the news of Boston's "Straight Pride" event broke.
Almost iconic in its monochrome blandness, it invites comparisons both physical and metaphorical to all sorts of undesirable things, and now the memes are endless.
The straight pride flag. Celebrating heteronormativity: a way of life where people can only see the world in black… https://t.co/zlmPojNCEm — Sandra Newman (@Sandra Newman)
Can you imagine that moment when they were sitting around trying to come up with a cool Straight Pride flag and sud… https://t.co/VdYMdwbmQ0 — Stonekettle (@Stonekettle)
these people can't design for shit lmao this looks like a flag from a dystopian youth novel where happiness is call Smilecrime — Cohen is a ghost (@Cohen is a ghost)
The straight pride flag is just a Michelob Lite stained wife beater tied to an old truck antenna — girl on the hill (@girl on the hill)
Why isn’t the Straight Pride flag just a pair of tighty-whities on a fishing rod? — Adventures In Babyshitting (@Adventures In Babyshitting)
Fitting that the straight pride flag is prison stripes https://t.co/wvM3oW1Xh4 — Patrick McLellan (@Patrick McLellan)
I mean, this thing screams less "parade!" and more "oh hello welcome to my cubicle." It's like a pirate ship flag i… https://t.co/BbymwAm8FP — Chuck Wendig (@Chuck Wendig)
@ChuckWendig It's also appropriate that the female symbol is just laying there waiting for it to be over. — Christa Faust (@Christa Faust)
The Straight Pride Flag looks like it’s the cover of MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS if it was written by t… https://t.co/de7qJNKoiC — Glen Weldon (@Glen Weldon)
The straight pride flag looks like a male mansplaining something to a bored female on a copy of the redacted Muelle… https://t.co/sTu87XDKU3 — The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid)
the #StraightPride flag looks like heterosexuality died and Change UK were in charge of the funeral arrangements an… https://t.co/Xl8BUlmDjv — Sorcha Ní Nia (@Sorcha Ní Nia)
Thought Change UK's new logo looked oddly familiar. Seems they've copied the Straight Pride flag, and if that doesn… https://t.co/4Rm5tRBHfN — Steph Paton ❄️ (@Steph Paton ❄️)
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