A hashtag used by the far-right fascist group, Proud Boys has been hijacked by the gay community to the delight of thousands of people on social media.
The male-only organisation, which is affiliated with white supremacists, gained notoriety this week after Donald Trump refused to condemn them in the first presidential debate.
The “historic” remarks were said to amount to an endorsement of their violent actions, with the group allegedly seeing a spike in “new recruits” on the back of his comments.
Chris Wallace: "Are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down…"— Axios (@axios) September 30, 2020
Trump: "Proud Boys, stand back and stand by! But I'll tell you what, somebody's got to do something about antifa and the left." pic.twitter.com/4vrPocKzcu
But in a sign that social media could be ‘healing itself’, their hashtag was taken over today by the gay community.
Here’s what they had to say: