LGBT+ ally Netflix has told organisers of Straight Pride they’ll see them in court unless they remove the streaming platform’s name from their list of ‘prospective corporate sponsors’.
The event, which was arranged by Boston-based right-wing group Super Happy America (so technically, they could be called Super Gay America?), is in opposition to gay pride. In a witty shutdown, Netflix penned:
“You are using the Netflix logo to promote your event, which despite its name is about hate–-not pride. That’s gross and deeply hurtful, but it’s also deceptive misinformation and infringes our legal rights. Netflix has nothing to do with your organization or event. Indeed, it’s telling that you feel the need to lie to gain legitimacy. … You should know that we’re unafraid of bullies. Our legal department is here, it’s queer, and it’s telling you to steer clear.”
Which, if you’re not familiar, is office-code for go fuck yourself.
The DELUSIONAL Super Gay America replied: “Sadly, we have learned that Netflix is a heterophobic company steeped in hatred and bigotry.
“It appears that their legal department is staffed by gay supremacists who are so accustomed to privilege that our goal of equality for straights feels like oppression to them,” like, this a joke, right? Where’s the privilege? Show me on a map.
They continued: “In fact, it is Netflix that is acting like a bully. We have every right to inform the public about our attempts to gain sponsors for our parade and their hate will not stop us.”
Can y’all smell the desperation? Everybody knows if you’re posting about “potential” sponsors, you’ve literally just sent someone an email. Which even the simplest of primates can do. I think we’ll need a stretcher for them after that level of reach.
This isn’t the first time Straight Pride have fabricated the involvement of well-known names in an attempt to make their parade seem less pathetic. A couple of months ago, organisers were ordered by Brad Pitt to stop using his name and photo as the mascot.