It’s Always Sunny star Rob McElhenney took the ‘gay rights’ meme to a whole new NSFW level
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney has officially joined the eternally growing list of celebrities who have shouted at the top of their lungs: “Gay rights!”
But the actor, who plays gay character Mac on the hit FX show, gave his own spin on the meme-turned-battle-cry.
In the clip, a fan asks McElhenney to say gay rights, a question he repeated for emphasis as if to say, “That’s all?”
“GAY MOTHERFUCKIN RIGHTS!” -ROB MCELHENNEY pic.twitter.com/eevhfLWv6S
— jen with one n (@forcefinns) January 30, 2020
He then looked into the mobile phone camera and swaggered: “Gay motherf**king rights!”
His wife Kaitlin Olson then sways into the camera’s view, providing a perky smile which, in our expert opinion, also says gay rights.
The actor, whose biceps also routinely shout gay rights, quickly went viral on Twitter, tallying 8,000 retweets and more than 45,000 likes.
Rob McElhenney crowned king of the allies by Twitter.
Mac has officially ended homophobia everyone else go home https://t.co/P3wbBsYRCj
— Morgan (@dontcallmemorg) January 31, 2020
THE ONLY MAN I TRUST YES https://t.co/UK6UBn982K
— ⭕️ ??9 [????? ???? ? ???] (@leowrgh) January 30, 2020
Gay Mac is the best Mac https://t.co/GTfmztiQfS
— Raquel Costa (@raquelmfcosta) January 30, 2020
Although, one user did make a rather pertinent point:
why is everyone calling him a king for having decency and not hating our existence https://t.co/HNFFhUGHqb
— ?. (@aureuscorazon) January 31, 2020
Rob McElhenney’s mother and two brothers are gay.
When he was eight years old, McElhenney’s parents divorced after his mother came out as a lesbian.
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I’m so proud of my mothers, my brothers, my friends and everyone else who has had the courage to come out to the world. To those who are struggling to do the same: know that there are billions of us who have your back. You. Are. Loved. When you’re ready, we’re here. #pride?
“I was partly raised by two women, and I have two brothers who are gay, so I have always been part of the gay community,” he explained to Deadline.
“It’s just always been a part of my life.”