Virgin airline celebrates Pride by asking Twitter users if they top or bottom
Virgin America is celebrating Pride – by asking Twitter users if they “top” or “bottom”.
The airline is sponsoring San Francisco Pride this weekend – and appears to have sent the surprising tweet as part its offbeat promotion for the event from its verified account.
Despite being part of Richard Branson’s ‘Virgin’ empire, the airline appeared to be failing to live up to its name by asking: “Retweet if you’re a TOP. Favorite if you’re a BOTTOM.”
Needless to say, the internet sprung into action.
Further investigation reveals it’s just one of the many cringey jokes the airline has made.
It comes after Sir Richard Branson called for the US Supreme Court to rule in favour of same-sex marriage.
He told PinkNews: “It is not for any government (or anyone else) to cast judgement on people’s sexuality. Globally, 19 countries have passed laws to allow same-sex marriage and it’s time for the U.S. to move forward too.
“At Virgin we treat everybody with the same respect, whatever their gender or sexuality. We should all celebrate when people commit to loving relationships that strengthen society.”
His official Twitter account has neither favourited nor retweeted Virgin America’s message.