The Marine Corps kicked off LGBTQ Pride month with an image of a helmet that had rainbow-colored bullets tucked in the band, which has been labeled the “most unhinged Pride tweet so far.”
“Throughout June, the USMC takes #Pride in recognizing and honoring the contributions of our LGBTQ service members,” the military branch tweeted on Wednesday. “We remain committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination, and defend the values of treating all equally, with dignity and respect.”
Most unhinged Pride tweet so far https://t.co/h64r6cS1Am
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) June 1, 2022
The image features a combat helmet that is reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” poster, but replaced the text “born to kill” with “proud to serve” on the strap, where six rainbow colored bullets are tucked.
One Twitter user replied with a meme from the film, which featured a drill instructor telling recruits, “Here, you are all equally worthless.” The caption read: “They should’ve stuck with this message.”
“Ummmm….. Is this satire?” Questioned Republican congressional candidate Erick Aguilar.
“It’s one of those tweets that you keep returning to to check the blue check, to see if the account’s been hacked, to see what you’re missing,” said another.
The Marine’s were panned for “virtue signaling” despite only doing away with the Department of Defense’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in 2011.
“The culture wars are not one the Marines were formed to fight,” Former Fox News writer Kyle Becker noted. “You represent all Americans & not just Woke socialists weaponizing sexual orientation to attack traditional nuclear family & Christian values. Tolerate, yes. Champion a side in a cultural debate? Not your mission.
“Pissing off the gays and the homophobes in one tweet,” someone concluded. “That’s talent.”