Heterosexual Pride Day? 22 Sarcastic Reactions Show How Upset People Really Are On Twitter

People around the world are upset after waking up to trending topic, "Heterosexual Pride Day." The insensitive hashtag has become a worldwide trend on Twitter garnering many mixed reactions, mostly from angry Twitter users. 

According to the Huffington Post, the controversial topic was created by a man named Sam with Twitter username @_JackNForTweets. A tool that searches the first time a specific phrase is used traces back to Sam, who claims to be the person who originated the hashtag. "As the official #HeterosexualPrideDay creator, direct all tweets of disapproval of this holiday to me and me only," expressed the user on his account, who allegedly declared June 29 "Heterosexual Pride Day."

The Internet was quick to react against the topic. 

- "#Pride is about forcing the world to see you when the world doesn't want you to exist. #HeterosexualPrideDay mocks us and our struggle."

-"How many heterosexuals do you see being disowned by their parents for their sexuality? #HeterosexualPrideDay is unnecessary"

-"I'm a straight man too, but #HeterosexualPrideDay just borders the line of whiny retardation especially if done out of homophobia or bigotry."

Sam's response? "If everyone had more self pride they wouldn't be bothered by hashtags like these. Love yourself. You are great. #HeterosexualPrideDay." 

New York Daily notes that Heterosexual Pride was born in the early '90s as a response to the Gay Pride movement born in the '70s. The trending topic comes days after a gunmen ambushed Pulse nightclub on June 12 in Orlando, Fla., killing 49 club-goers and leaving 53 wounded. It also follows New York City's Pride parade, the biggest pride celebration in the world that took place in the Big Apple on June 26. 

The following memes show how upset people really are with "Heterosexual Pride Day" on Twitter. What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments below.

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP