There’s nothing funny about homophobia. LGBTQ+ people are being discriminated against, harassed, and even killed on a daily basis just for being who they are, and it’s a serious problem. However, sometimes this prejudice takes such ridiculous forms that you can’t help but laugh, and that was certainly the case with a homophobic man who went to great lengths (and heights) to avoid walking up rainbow stairs.
A now-viral video appeared online on Friday showing a man scaling a set of what are definitely not stairs rather than walking up the totally normal-sized and easily accessible stairs just to his right, which are painted in rainbow colors and feature pro-LGBTQ+ messages. Twitter immediately went crazy, pointing out the absurdity of the man’s actions.
Since OP deleted here’s the video lol pic.twitter.com/0UVJ0xlBE6— @DCHomos (@DCHomos) October 6, 2019
“Homophobes really are stupid. Just walk on the rainbow stairs dude,” wrote user DCHomos.
IamIanJacob added, “Great metaphor for how they make their own lives more difficult in a world evolving around them.”
Great metaphor for how they make their own lives more difficult in a world evolving around them.— ian jacob (@IamIanJacob) October 4, 2019
counterpoint: let them struggle. https://t.co/nOxM0rlYLR— be goose. do crimes. 🏳️🌈 (@disco_socialist) October 4, 2019
Of course, there’s no way to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the guy avoided the stairs because he’s a rampant homophobe, but there’s really no other explanation for what’s going on here.
I mean, would he really feel emasculated or as if he was making a public statement about supporting gay rights by… walking up a set of stairs? The mind boggles.
This could easily just be dude logic and he just was like "hay bro i bet i could climb these 20 sec flat". You've assumed so much with no context. A lot of people just like climbing things. Not saying that was his motivation, I'm just saying it's not ok to assume for no reason.— Bone Daddy 🎃💀👻 杉獏 (@DesireeWolf182) October 4, 2019
The video, originally posted by Zod14_, was later deleted, though thankfully it was saved and reposted for posterity, and many came to the unidentified man’s defense, with one claiming that maybe he simply wanted to see if he could climb the non-steps quickly because that’s how “dude logic” works. Another chastised those condemning the man for assuming his motivations from a short video.
the man's just working his quads whats ur problem— full time dead 🎃🔪 (@red42562598) October 4, 2019
While one pointed out possibly the greatest issue of all:
The real lesson here is that no matter the genitalia you are attracted to, you're still fucked by life for being disabled https://t.co/hD5P68cYqT— Donavan (Cripp Daddy ♿™) (@RealYungCripp) October 4, 2019
Whatever this guy’s reason for avoiding the rainbow stairs, one thing’s for sure: he definitely got Twitter talking about him.