Anti-Gay “LGBT Facts” Group Sees Twitter Make Humor Out Of Their HateBy: Josh Wolford - January 25, 2012
Normally, I wouldn’t give vile, hate-spewing, bigoted jackasses like @LGBTFacts the time of day, but this is simply too funny to pass up.
@LGBTFacts is a Twitter account solely devoted to “spreading the truth about the abhorrent homosexual lifestyle.” In reality, that translates to making up ridiculous claims about LGBT people and presenting them as “facts.” Here are some gems from their feed:
They get more specific and pointed in their “facts,” but you can clearly see what’s at work here.
Now, @LGBTfacts only has about 300 followers – so it’s not like they are some giant force on the social network. But by using extremely popular hashtags like #tcot and #p2 in their tweets, they are most likely able to penetrate some Twitter conversations. At least it looks like they were able to get the attention of some LGBT activists.
Now here’s where this story gets funny. Displeased with the bile being spewed from @LGBTfacts, some people on Twitter decided to turn their handle into a hashtag. And thus began the fighting of hate with humor:
Once @LGBTfacts caught wind of this campaign, they weren’t pleased:
But the funny #LGBTfacts continued, as did the hate-group’s resistance. They even referred to them as the #Gaystapo.
(That guy’s account is still up and running, by the way)
#LGBTfacts hashtag has been hijacked. Check out the hilarious facts therein.Too funny — the bigoted
The #LGBTfacts hashtag is still active and tweets are still rolling in, so check it out for a little bit of midday humor. It’s nice to see humor take down misinformation. And on no other service could you see something like this happen. As one user put it, “I love that people have hijacked #lgbtfacts to mock @lgbtfacts. Twitter is cool like that.”[Big Hat Tip to CNET]