Sometimes the best response to ignorant drivel from asshats like this one is humor and Twitter users give it to him in spades. If Skittles’ slogan is ‘Taste the rainbow,’ the slogan for the LGBT community should be ‘Steal the rainbow.’
Cultural appropriation is still a genuinely difficult and hurtful part of society, and one that we’re in the process of challenging.
And that includes people who use it incorrectly to support hateful statements.
Take, for instance, Christian radio host Bryan Fischer, who yesterday tweeted that “LGBTs stole the rainbow from god,” adding that it was the “worst example of cultural appropriation ever”.
He then quoted a Bible verse in which God – after wiping out almost all humans in a global flood – shines a rainbow down as a promise not to end the world again.
“Give it back,” he ends, plaintively and pointlessly.