A Christian cult/family has an admitted child molester and the right-wing goes into defense mode. A young boy has fun at a Pride festival and the right-wing says they wish Hitler had won.
A video of a young boy twerking at a Pride parade has gone viral, but not for the right reasons.
Here’s the video:
When I watched the video, I saw a boy who likely had awesome parents. The boy was having fun. He may have been twerking, but he wasn’t rubbing up against people and seriously, if twerking is the worst thing a child does, you have a pretty amazing child. Unfortunately, right-wing bigots disagree and their reactions are worse than you might think.
Predictably, Obama was blamed:
And there were some untruths (no, if it was a girl, no one would be in jail):
And, the slippery slope:
And punishment that doesn’t fit the “crime”:
Of course, I’m saving the worst for last. A whole lot of people – way too many – complained that if Hitler (yes, Hitler) had won, we would have never seen this:
People were a bit less horrible on Facebook, but it was still a pit of hate. One comment said, “and he probably THINKS he is gay as well. A boy that age is too young to make that choice.”
A. It’s not a choice.
B. I knew I was straight at that age.
Others called for the boy’s parents to be put in jail.
One asked, “ever met a gay man who didn’t like young boys?”
Yes. Men who like young boys (or girls) are called pedophiles. That has nothing to do with being gay.
Whether it’s “appropriate” for a kid to twerk is one question but I’m positive he’s not the first kid to do it. These little kids twerked and the YouTube comments weren’t hateful and homophobic. In fact, if you search videos for “kids twerking” you get over 1.3 million search result. So, what is it about this kid that went viral and cause people to mourn the loss of Hitler? Yeah, that question is rhetorical.
Featured image via YouTube video screen capture.