We didn’t think homophobes and Christian extremists could get any more petty, and this happened…
In recognition of Amsterdam Pride, which took place last weekend, Royal Dutch Airlines posted the following message on its official Twitter page:
— Royal Dutch Airlines (@KLM) August 5, 2017
Well, it didn’t take long for trolls and the homophobes to completely miss the point and start trashing the tweet, turning into a debate about natural law and which of the seatbelts truly “belonged” together.
Did no one realize that only the hetero seat belt actually works https://t.co/43jwkf9wIt
— Matt Jameson (@RogueNotary) August 7, 2017
Um if you use the top two seatbelts and the plane has turbulence, you could die. https://t.co/qu4FMpRtjh
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 7, 2017
"Hello, Stewardess? My seatbelt doesn't work"
"It doesn't matter who you click with!"
"But…I could die in an accident".
— John Groves (@jfgroves) August 8, 2017
Someone might want to explain to this airline that two of those three pairs of seat belts will never actually click.https://t.co/KjT9RWXBL8
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 7, 2017
When you accidentally affirm the teleology of natural law. https://t.co/B2Pp6AcEs8
— Tradical (@NoTrueScotist) August 7, 2017
When you're being flung about the cabin of a Royal Dutch Airlines flight, you'll feel satisfied that their safety policies are 100% PC. pic.twitter.com/LutwDIHSNr
— Beorn (@Beorn2000) August 7, 2017
This is where we’re at, people. The debate over LGBTQ equality has devolved into childish homophobes arguing over metaphors involving memes about the seatbelts on airplanes.