White, gay Trump supporter epically schooled after claiming Black Lives Matter is trying to ‘colonise’ Pride Month
White gay Fox News pundit and strident Donald Trump supporter Chadwick Moore attracted criticism last Saturday (June 20) after announcing he is somehow the spokesperson for “the gays”.
In a brittle and unnecessary tweet, the alt-right journalist wrote, “I’m sorry, Blacks, but you already have a month,” likely referring to Black History Month, which is February.
I’m sorry, blacks, but you already have a month. Juneteenth isn’t a thing. Don’t colonize our month as well. thanks. Signed, the gays.
— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) June 20, 2020
He decried Juneteenth – an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US – saying it “isn’t a thing”.
And he then continued, which he really shouldn’t have, like, really could have just stayed silent here, saying: “Don’t colonise our month as well. Thanks.
“Signed, the gays.”
‘The gays’ criticise Chadwick Moore for his ‘trash’ tweet on Juneteenth.
Twitter users appropriately scorned Moore, with many seeking to accuse him of anti-Blackness as well as schooling him in basic history.
Writing a lengthy list of criticisms: The not-so-subtle racism of “Blacks”, referring to Black folks as “colonisers”, the literal existence of Black queer people, the wonky historical inaccuracies in that Juneteenth was celebrated for more than a century before Stonewall and how it is relatively unlikely that Moore surveyed every single gay person in existence to sign off his tweet as “the gays”.
Everyone from LGBT+ activists, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum to a dog slammed Moore.
Who are you? Regardless, this tweet is trash and obviously reflects the trash that tweeted it. You don’t speak for the gay community! We don’t claim you!— Trinity The Tuck (@TrinityTheTuck) June 20, 2020
He’s one of those unfortunate looking people but somehow still thinks they are -all that- . I just don’t get it. The white privilege is strong with this one. pic.twitter.com/FxqkIUycqx— Trinity The Tuck (@TrinityTheTuck) June 20, 2020
The best part of this tweet is that it’s the racism watch dog we stan— ⓝᵃＮᵃ (@ayannation) June 20, 2020
1. dont call us blacks
2. stop generalizing “the gays” as we all have different beliefs
3. dont compare black people to colonizers
4. our month is february, the shortest month of the year
5. we are still fighting for justice
6. dont call us blacks
— ✿ ?????⁷ ʙʟᴍ ? (@swordsafety) June 20, 2020
Firstly. juneteenth happened 100+ years before pride.
Secondly. Pride was started by whomst again? Oh yes, a BLACK transwoman.
*looks at the numbers on our tweets* it seems my reply has touched an even bigger nerve, which by your logic means everyone was thinking my thought even more pic.twitter.com/4HQ5sTre1J— Chris Stedman (@ChrisDStedman) June 20, 2020
Indeed, on June 19, 1865, enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free. Some 155 years later, and Black communities continue to celebrate what freedom means to them.
A sentiment that has gained a charged urgency amid sweeping changes and widespread Black Lives Matter protests across the US, stirred by the incidents of police brutality in the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many more Black Americans.
While the cornerstone of LGBT+ rights, the Stonewall Riots, occurred in 1969 – marking more than a century of celebration – and were sparked by the efforts of queer people of colour, after all.
Fox News pundit, who once called Pride parades ‘tacky orgies’, abruptly U-turns and we wonder why.
Amid all the criticism, Moore appeared to tweet a follow-up message. “I think the gays have spoken.
I think the gays have spoken. If BLM can have their mass gatherings, riots and protests, why can’t we have our Pride parades?!— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) June 20, 2020
“If BLM can have their mass gatherings, riots and protests, why can’t we have our Pride parades?!”
Although Moore appeared to have become a strident advocate for Pride Month parades, which has roots in mass gatherings, riots and protests started by queer Black people, likely so he can write scathing critiques of them.
Last year, he wrote in Spectator USA that Pride parades are where “you watch naked, leathery old men with nipple rings waddle down the street, testicles knocking at their knees, or third-rate drag monsters expose their buttholes to crowds of children”.
Moore wrote that Pride has succumbed to “a hostile takeover by Democrats, corporations, Marxists, and racial identitarians”, calling those “tacky Pride orgies” “corny and mildly uncomfortable”.
The Tennesee-born Moore even accepted this in a lengthy thread that, again, nobody asked for yet he just kept hitting that “send tweet” button.
tweet that sounded racist to them (but everything does), they saw a "gotcha" moment, believing they'd stumbled upon one of these naturally racist white gays that they're always banging on about. The truth is, these people had ever heard of me and weren't aware that my whole deal-— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) June 21, 2020
And I also bash gay pride celebrations constantly. My entire month of June is usually spent criticizing Pride celebrations. So anyone who knows me knew exactly what I was doing.— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) June 21, 2020
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