Twenty One Pilots have been labelled a “straight pride” band and fans have thoughts

6 June 2019, 15:08 | Updated: 12 June 2019, 11:45

Fans are speaking out after the band was named a “straight pride” band in an article.

The internet is still trying to get its head around the idea that a “straight pride parade” might be happening and now Twenty One Pilots have been dragged into the drama.

In case you missed it, far-right personality and vice-president of Super Happy Fun America – a group that fights for “straight rights” – has recently announced plans to host a Straight Pride parade in Boston, much to the amusement of many of us online and inspiring a number of hilarious memes.

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And now Twenty One Pilots have somehow joined the jokes thanks to a satirical Washington Post article which envisions what Straight Pride would look like.

Fans are slamming an article that suggested Twenty One Pilots would play at a Straight Pride parade
Fans criticised an article that suggested Twenty One Pilots would play at a Straight Pride parade.

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“The first float is a hot tub with two bros sitting in it, five feet apart, because they are not gay!” it reads. “Next come hundreds of dads in flannel, furiously chopping wood because they are unsure how to connect with their sons about their feelings. Next comes a bachelorette party that has gotten lost on its way to a gay bar to grope the patrons and talk about how welcome they feel in the space…”

And then, it says, “Next comes Twenty One Pilots”, much to the amusement of many of the band’s fans who pointed out their history of supporting LGBT rights.

The author of the article, Alexandra Petri, soon wrote back to fans, claiming she meant the article to simply be a “hodgepodge of straight culture” and she “certainly wasn’t saying everything in the parade was homophobic.”

And to that, one fan had this fitting response, to which we say… fair enough!

[H/T Alt Press]



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