Liberals Take to Twitter to Show LGBT Support. Conservatives Take to Myspace to Show LGBT Hate.
May 20, 2012 2 Comments
With the gay marriage issue back in the limelight, it has been easy to tell which side who is on causing an increasingly polar society in the United States.
With the invention of the internet and social media platforms, many people have been voicing their opinions on those accounts in order to be heard. Recently, liberals took to Twitter in order to show their support for President Obama’s statements about marriage equality. Many of the hash tags included #yayobama #gayobama #obamalovesgays #gaysloveobama #POTUSGAY and #anal. On the other side of the political spectrum, conservatives have been showing their LGBT hate through another social media outlet. Myspace.
The vast majority of Republicans in Congress and their respective state legislatures are still active members of the social media site that once reigned supreme until Mark Zuckerberg and company created the internet giant known as Facebook. Myspace, which was sold for over 900 million dollars, is currently hovering around the thirty-five million mark. But conservatives have held firm to it’s validity. “I really like how it appeals to the niche audience of people who are afraid of Facebook,” stated Speaker John Boehner. “I can really get my point across much easier to those who are fearful.”
Many of the messages spread around by Republicans included keywords such as “traditional marriage,” “gay marriage,” “abomination,” and “anal.” All thirty-eight people on Myspace spread the messages around like a wildfire.