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This viral tweet telling gay people what they can’t wear has been torn apart

Josh Jackman May 15, 2018

(Pexels and d0mocracy/twitter)

A post telling gay men without a smaller waist what they can and can’t wear has gone viral in a tidal wave of outrage.

The tweet said: “Dear gays with a waist larger than 32”, floral prints just aren’t for you sis.

“Just because Zara makes them in a XL doesn’t mean it’s for you,” he added.

(d0mocracy/twitter)

The backlash was swift, upliftingly body-positive and filled with excellent shade.

One person responded with a tweet which mirrored the original post, starting with “Dear gays with waists over 32″” before adding: “Boys I better see you in shorts this summer.

“Bring out the speedos! Floral, pastel, patterned and TIGHT! I wanna see you in cut-offs! I wanna see you in designer and home made!

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“Those florals from Zara have your name on them sis THICK BOYS IN SHORTS.”

Hell, yes.

Another wrote simply: “Well over a 32” waist and I look good in floral… so f**k you. Let people live.”

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This was a common rebuke.

One person said: “*picks out floral print to go with my 40″ waist shorts*,” because as it turns out, people are confident enough in themselves not to have their clothing dictated to them by anyone.

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Another laid it all out, writing: “IGNORANT. I can wear floral, I can wear stripes, I can wear what I please because I love my self enough to not let people like you get me down.

“Don’t be mad that when I wear floral I end up looking like a whole beautiful tree & you don’t .”

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The Sarah Jessica Parker wondering meme was also well-used in the pursuit of rejecting this kind of body-shaming, with one user captioning it with: “As I sat in my floral print without a 32″ waist, I wondered… would I be left out of the Age of the Twink?”

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This, of course, refers to The New York Times‘ article “Welcome to the Age of the Twink,” which has also prompted ridicule online.

Another person said: “I unironically love big guys beyond a 32” waist in floral prints, or any print honestly.

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“Thick boys are the way.”

One commenter who refused to be cowed wrote: “Size 36 waist and still rockin the floral prints. #proudqueers”

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Another said: “Trying to decide which floral print to wrap around my 36-inch waist tomorrow…”

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And yet another person wrote, over and over again, that “we need a disney princess with a 32”+ waist that wears floral print from Zara’s.”

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That would be great.

In the face of this backlash, the user behind the post – known to his followers only as “social ⚡suicide™” – defended the tweet and accused people responding with criticism of being “fake mad” at him.

More: body-shaming, fashion, Gay, Twitter, US, viral

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