Minecraft billionaire tweets about #HeterosexualPrideDay and it sums up why homophobes are awful
A billionaire game developer has pitched in on #HeterosexualPrideDay and it sums up everything wrong with homophobes.
Minecraft founder Markus Persson, who is better known under his screen name notch, tweeted about the hashtag which started trending today (June 29).
The homophobic billionaire wrote that those who stood against Pride for straight people deserved to be shot.
He wrote: “If you’re against the concept of a #HeterosexualPrideDay, you’re a complete fucking c**t and deserve to be shot.”
In following tweets, he added: “by a photographer, with a gun”.
The horrifically offensive and violent tweet summed up a lot of the attitudes that people who believe they need a straight Pride have.
Persson was met with some criticism from his followers.
“Gay pride is not to be proud about being gay. That’s not a choice, so not an accomplishment. It’s being proud to stand despite the hate,” one person wrote.
Somebody else added: “Nobody is against it because it isn’t a thing… Hetero’s have pride every single day & face no discrimination for their sexual preferences.”
The hashtag was born from the misplaced idea that cisgender, straight (cis het) people are oppressed by other people slowly climbing towards equality.
So naturally, LGBT people can’t even have one month of celebration before the whining starts from privileged cishets who are scared of losing their monopoly on…well, everything.
The hashtag was largely mocked by the Twitter community, who were generally a bit confused by it.
However, it still managed to climb up the worldwide trending list.
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One person wrote: “Stop trending this y’all get 365 days a year to be happy, and not get discriminated against.”
Another said: “Good morning #HeterosexualPrideDay is trending right now I’m going back to sleep”.
Back in 2015, a man who tried to organise a ‘Heterosexual Pride’ parade blamed gay people for no-one else turning up.
High school kids in Indiana were earlier this year attempting to celebrate ‘Straight Pride’.
The controversy unfurled at Jasper High School in Jasper, Indiana when signs were put up advertising ‘Straight Pride’.