In the wake of social justice movements like #MeToo, some commercial companies have been doing their part to raise awareness surrounding sexual harassment and equal rights. Of course, not everyone is living in the 21st century and many people are ignorant enough to boycott these kinds of “progressive” brands.
Take Nike, for instance, they featured Colin Kaepernick in a national advertisement and people started burning all of their Nike gear—the same gear they spent their own money on…and Nike’s sales still rose 31%.
Recently, the shaving company Gillette released a new ad intended to combat toxic masculinity and to no one’s surprise, some idiot is protesting the ad by throwing his razor in the toilet.
ICYMI, the popular shaving company Gillette recently debuted a new ad that raises awareness about toxic masculinity and asks men to be the best versions of themselves.
And because this is the internet and we can’t have nice things, several ~macho bros~ were offended by the insinuation that women should be treated with respect.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 15, 2019
The latest outraged individual, Twitter user @warroom, was so offended by the recent Gillette Ad that he threw his razor in the toilet.
Yeah, that’ll show them.
Unsurprisingly, people had something to say about the statement he was attempting to make.
Throwing a thing you already paid for into the toilet and clogging your own plumbing to own the libs https://t.co/xaZSOFmCrZ
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) January 15, 2019
MOM: Is everything okay in there??
THIS GUY [positioning his camera to get the perfect shot of a razor in the toilet]: Not now Mom, I'm contributing to the discourse pic.twitter.com/0oHdZOg1Ob
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) January 16, 2019
*spends 20 minutes rooting through bathroom cabinet, breaking razor in half, throwing it in toilet, taking picture, then posting it on Twitter*
It is other people who are snowflakes!
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) January 16, 2019
But as one user cleverly pointed out, the offendee probably didn’t realize he wasn’t going to be able to flush the razor.
The best thing about this — and it’s a long list from which to choose — is that this dingdong definitely realized at some point that he can’t flush a razor, so he had to stick his own hand into his own toilet water to fish it out. https://t.co/Og8YVLSMEP
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) January 16, 2019
You’re either about to flush your razor down your toilet and break your plumbing or you’re going to put your hand in the toilet water…
Which is it, bro? https://t.co/599YAncX5b
— Kevin Fippin (@kfippin) January 15, 2019
My bold political statement having been well-received and not mocked, I dip my hand in the toilet water to remove the razor https://t.co/VrizfTPcKl
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) January 16, 2019
And it wasn’t long before the merciless trolling began.
Twitter, where every day you can witness courage in the face of zero adversity https://t.co/ACVHwWWL8a
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) January 16, 2019
hello smooth kissable turds https://t.co/K78GoyaMab
— blaine capatch (@blainecapatch) January 16, 2019
why do you even need to shave when you’re never going to get laid https://t.co/IIilQIHlK9
— Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) January 16, 2019
Yeah girl! Live wild and free! It’s winter, grow it out! https://t.co/rmE237vEcu
— Eliza Skinner (@elizaskinner) January 16, 2019
Good lord… you’re not supposed to eat the razor, you shave with it. https://t.co/FPicp9rfN5
— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) January 16, 2019
Real men snake out their toilets without telling their wives why there was a clog https://t.co/u2VlcGtozo
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) January 16, 2019
Of course this dude left the seat up https://t.co/FhlnESZvQi
— Daley Haggar (@d_haggar) January 16, 2019
Just admit you were shaving your rectum and dropped yet another razor into the toilet
— Ned Pyle (@NerdPyle) January 16, 2019
While the internet has done its job of shutting down one idiot today, we know this probably won’t be the last senseless boycott we see.
What is everyone buying with their hard-earned cash then throwing in the toilet in the name of a boycott today?
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) January 16, 2019