Though President Obama has declared June LGBT Pride Month in every year since he took office in 2009, some social media users didn’t get the memo.
#HeterosexualPrideDay has been trending online throughout the day on Wednesday, which has given way to Internet backlash around the world.
According to Who Said It First , the hashtag was created two weeks ago by Twitter user @JackNForTweets_.
— Sam. (@_JackNForTweets) June 15, 2016
The user, only identified as “Sam.” first used the hashtag three days after a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando in the midst of Pride Month.
The hashtag has been trending throughout the day on Wednesday, with its peak occurring at about noon ET.
#HeterosexualPrideDay has inspired thousands of tweets — some serious, but most of them tongue-in-cheek.
Gays act like they are the only people who get killed for who they are. Thats why they wanted me to be white so bad. #HeterosexualPrideDay
— Sam. (@_JackNForTweets) June 29, 2016
— TheGailyGrind (@thegailygrind) June 29, 2016
— ((Dave Silverstone)) (@dwsNY) June 29, 2016
— den (@jadesjournaI) June 29, 2016
— jacob (@frantasfanboy) June 29, 2016
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.