#ToMyFutureKids hashtag spawns threats towards future gays

Christina here…

So there’s this Twitter hashtag trending right now: #ToMyFutureKids.

Also trending: more examples of homphobia.



#ToMyFutureKids If you are gay I will kill you !

— 哈立德 (@Its_Khalid_) July 2, 2012












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  • Forbidden Snowflake

    “Spurn” means “to reject with disdain”. Did you mean “spews” or something similar?

    • http://www.facebook.com/ziztur Christina

      bleh, I meant spawns

      • Forbidden Snowflake

        Bummer. When I read the original headline I was hoping that tag improved since the last time I’ve heard of it.

  • kitten

    Now I feel sick :(

  • Knasher

    A while back my parents found some documents written by one of my ancestors from around 1830 in the family house and even though they were mostly just business related, they were pretty interesting to us because they provided a link pretty far in the past. I can imagine in 100 years, if all this data survives that long, anyone will be able to read what their grandparents or great-grandparents thought and said about various things. Whenever I see examples of flagrant bigotry on the internet I always think, imagine what you would think of your great-grandparents if you found out they were slave-owners or something and were able to read their really racists thoughts of the time, that could be all you really know about them. Chances are we are going to be one of the most researched generations of all time, simply because we will be the first to generate this huge amount of easily accessible data from normal people, and the most interesting thing about you in 100 years is your bigotry.

    • N. Nescio

      One of my grandfathers was frequently publicly vocally racist and entirely unapologetic about the matter. Quite a lot of people thought he was an asshole, and they were mostly right.

      As a child, I loved my Papa, but felt sorry for him that he hated people so loudly that people hated him! Even as a grown man, I look back on my grandfather and his views and actions driven by those views with a mixture of pity and contempt.

      I expect this is how some of the current generation is going to be viewed by their future children/grandchildren.

  • ImaginesABeach

    So that’s what you hear from the Christians, right?

    Here’s what you would hear from this atheist: #ToMyKids: I don’t care who you love as long as you love.

  • http://ernsthot.blogspot.com/ Ernst Hot

    Well isn’t that charming? And by charming I mean utterly detestable, sickening and repulsive.

    #ToMyFutureKidsIfIEverHaveAny: I will love you no matter what your sexual identity is and no matter who you love.

  • baal

    So much worthless hate and prejudgment. There is a very real chance that once they meet their future offspring, they’ll love them for who they are. Flagging themselves now will make them that less happy later when they have to reconcile their feelings.

    otoh, they may now feel the need to be intellectually consistent and we can expect increased child abuse while they work to ensure their kids meet their skewed expectations.

    Either way, it’s a horrific tag.

  • Ms. Crazy Pants

    It seems to me that publicly announcing plans to beat your children should be reason enough for forced sterilization. This should count as a premeditated crime.

  • http://peopleofpublictransport.wordpress.com Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    One day they’ll hold their newborn child in their hands. I wonder how many of them will remember their public promise to beat them to death with their bare hands?

    • fastlane

      Too many, unfortunately.

  • Rory

    Recognizing that this is no better than what those twits are saying, I still kind of hope every one of them dies in a fire.

    • Irreverend Bastard

      A gay fire.

    • sumdum

      You’d like them to be falaaaaaaming !?

    • Glodson

      I don’t want them to die, but I would hope that they suffer a brain injury that repairs whatever massive damage has been done to them. Or at least damages the part that helps them rationalize this insane way of thinking.

  • Glodson

    Some of those have got to be Poes…. They have to be, otherwise I’m just going to puke until I die.

    I mean, fuck, I get that even the serious ones are hyperbole, but even the sentiment is sickening.

  • Chrissetti

    Just one more reason not to get involved with Twitter, I think.

  • The Lorax

    Horrific. I wonder if any of these can be taken as actual death threats… sure would be nice if these people never got around to having kids.

    #ToMyFutureKids Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • joseph8th

    Wheee!!! Let’s HIJACK THIS HASHTAG, my friends, colleagues and frienemies!

    Here’s some of mine (@bannedatheist):

    #ToMyFutureKids – You got a B!?!? You’re grounded for a week.

    #ToMyFutureKids – GO TO YOUR ROOM!!

    #ToMyFutureKids – Homophobes suck the shit right out of assholes for fun. That’s why we don’t like them.

    #ToMyFutureKids – Is that POT?!? Then can I have some?

    #ToMyFutureKids – I pray that you learn to love #hashtag #hijacking as much as I do.

    #ToMyFutureKids – I pray to the nonexistent god that you’re soooo gay. :D

    #ToMyFutureKids – I love you even tho ur poor and unemployed and so sack-o-hammers dumb you think there is a god.

    #ToMyFutureKids – I love you even tho ur big old gay atheist anti-racist anti-sexist biologists and climate scientists. :)

    • Mythblstr

      Seriously dude, I don’t think your kids would be that stupid if you teach them to think, they won’t believe in fairy tales or be homophobes…..

      • joseph8th

        Heheh. I know. I’m not for serious. I just want some to see (virtually) some homophobic heads asplode on Twitter.

  • Megan

    I noticed a lot of people mentioning specifically boys? I wonder if they’ll think it’s sexy if their daughter turns lesbian…

  • mcrotk

    Look at this winner (that’s a cross next to her name, in case it doesn’t come out clearly with the cut&paste):

    Coco Styles † ‏@Shenmonroe
    #ToMyFutureKids The ‘no beating your children’ policy doesn’t apply in my house. Remember that.
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