Thereís 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¬ís a serious problem. However, sometimes this prejudice takes such ridiculous forms that you can¬ít 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¬ís actions.
Since OP deleted hereís the video lol pic.twitter.com/0UVJ0xlBE6— @DCHomos (@DCHomos) October 6, 2019
¬ďHomophobes really are stupid. Just walk on the rainbow stairs dude,¬Ē wrote user DCHomos.
IamIanJacob added, ¬ďGreat metaphor for how they make their own lives more difficult in a world evolving around them.¬Ē
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¬ís no way to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the guy avoided the stairs because he¬ís a rampant homophobe, but there¬ís really no other explanation for what¬ís going on here.
I mean, would he really feel emasculated or as if he was making a public statement about supporting gay rights by¬Ö 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 ???????????? ?? (@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¬ís defense, with one claiming that maybe he simply wanted to see if he could climb the non-steps quickly because that¬ís how ¬ďdude logic¬Ē 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 ?ô) (@RealYungCripp) October 4, 2019
Whatever this guy¬ís reason for avoiding the rainbow stairs, one thing¬ís for sure: he definitely got Twitter talking about him.