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Days later, homophobes still freaking out over April Fools’ joke about Simba being gay

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We love a good April Fools’ Day joke. Who doesn’t?

We pulled a pretty good one over our readers last weekend about Tiffany Trump launching a gay lifestyle brand. (For the record: She’s not.)

Similarly, our friends over at PinkNews tricked folks into thinking Disney’s new live-action remake of The Lion King would feature a gay Simba.

Most people picked up on the joke. But there were some who were genuinely upset about the idea of Simba the lion being a homosexual. Naturally, they took to Twitter to express their outrage. Some people continued tweeting about it days after it was revealed to be a joke.

Let’s take a looksy…

For the record: Simba will not be gay in the upcoming live action remake of The Lion King. Honestly, there’s no need for any additional gay subplots. He already has two adoptive gay dads, Pumbaa and Timon.