This viral tweet about boxers getting married shows how ridiculous toxic masculinity is

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 13: Canelo Alvarez (L) and WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin face off during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Sometimes, boxers come together in front of a crowd of people who love them, to celebrate their union and commence their journey.

And then, in an effort to make their feelings clear, they get right up in each other’s faces.

This was the premise of a tweet comparing boxing photos to same-sex weddings, which has gone viral, attracting more than 300,000 retweets and favourites.

(Twitter/Jon Lovett)

(Twitter/Jon Lovett)

The post works wonderfully as an antidote to the toxic masculinity which has been visible as numerous boxers have made homophobic remarks in recent times.

Posted by writer and podcaster Jon Lovett, the tweet features boxers Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin squaring up to each other in the presence of an official.

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 25:  Boxers Thomas Dulorme (L) and Yordenis Ugas face off during their official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet in a welterweight bout at T-Mobile Arena on August 26.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Lovett, who was a speechwriter for President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and produced HBO’s The Newsroom, quips: “Half of all boxing photos look like gay weddings”.

And people loved it.

As Twitter user Mara Averick pointed out, “the fact that this joke is funny af shows some real cultural growth.

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