Twitter Users Flood Far-Right Proud Boys Hashtag With Gay Pride Images

Twitter customers are flooding the #ProudBoys hashtag on social media with pictures of LGBTQI+ pleasure, displacing posts made by neo-Nazis and white supremacists utilizing the tag.

Proud Boys, a far-right group based in 2016, calls itself a “white chauvinist” organisation however is taken into account a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The group was within the information after US President Donald Trump declined to sentence them throughout Tuesday’s presidential debate, as an alternative telling them to “stand again and stand by,” which many group members took as an endorsement. Trump later denounced the group in a Fox Information interview.

On Sunday the #ProudBoys hashtag started trending in North America as LGBTQI+ customers included it on images of their vital others or marriage ceremony days and different pleasure imagery.

“Take a look at these cute lil #ProudBoys,” Bobby Berk, a bunch of the favored Netflix present Queer Eye, wrote on Sunday, alongside a photograph together with his husband. “Retweet and make this hashtag about love, not hate.”

The official Twitter account of the Canadian Armed Forces in the US shared a picture of a serviceman kissing his associate, captioned with emojis of the Canada flag and rainbow pleasure flag and the hashtag #ProudBoys.

“In case you put on our uniform, know what it means. In case you’re enthusiastic about carrying our uniform, know what it means,” the group mentioned in a follow-up tweet. “Love is love.”

An inner report from the Canadian army in November 2018 discovered 53 members had been discovered to have made discriminatory statements or had been linked to hate teams together with the Proud Boys and anti-immigrant group Troopers of Odin.

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