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LGBT folks ridicule Facebook user’s claim that vaccines gave his son ‘the gay’

A Facebook user recently claimed vaccines gave his son “the gay,” and the preposterousness astonished users of Reddit’s r/LGBT subreddit.

Here’s the Facebook post, in its full, typo-ridden state:

“I F*CKING HATE VACCINES BECAUSE THEY GAVE MY OLDEST KID THE GAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS GAY NOW !!!! I HATE MY GAY SON BECAUSE HE IS GAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS DISOWNED BY HIS FAMILY AND WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED BACK IN MY HUMBEL ABODE !!!1 😤”

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A Reddit user posted a screenshot of the screed — writing, “OMG guys, we finally discovered the reason” — and commenters tried in vain to make sense of the logic.

“Do bi people exist because we only had half of the course of injections?” one wrote.

Another said, “I’m ace and panromantic. So I somehow had none of them, or all of them, or half…”

“I thought vaccines were responsible for my autism, not my gayness!” one commenter wrote.

Someone else said, “I’m so grateful I got vaccinated so I don’t have to be a straight.”

One Redditor, meanwhile, reported surviving childhood unvaccinated. “So by that logic, I should be straight, but here I am, queer as f*ck, and living my best gay life.”

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And finally, a Reddit user posted a logical argument that, improbably, verifies the Facebook user’s claim: “You need to be alive to be gay. Vaccines increase your chances of being alive. Therefore vaccines increase your chances of being gay. Therefore vaccines cause gayness. Q.E.D.”

In all seriousness, though, we hope the terribly misinformed Facebook user saw the error of their ways and/or the son found a new family and is living his best gay life.