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Brazilian Official Tweets 'Boys Wear Blue And Girls Wear Pink'—And Twitter Shuts Her Down

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Brazil has a new Minister of Human Rights, Family and Women under Jair Bolsonaro's presidency. Her name is Damares Alves and she has already rocked the boat with a Tweet that directly touches upon her supposed specialty of human rights.


After assuming office on the first of the year, Minister Alves has already tweeted, been under fire for a tweet, and deleted her Twitter.

One of the Tweets that garnered criticism said:

"Attention, attention! It's a new era in Brazil: Boys wear blue and girls wear pink!"

She can be heard repeatedly chanting this phrase in this video. Note, she is speaking in Brazil's language of Portuguese.

During her inauguration, she also proclaimed,

"A girl will be a princess and a boy will be a prince."

Alves' position is technically a new one.

When President Bolsonaro appointed Alves, a former evangelical pastor, to Minister of Human Rights, Family and Women, he effectively abolished the human rights ministry and created a new ministry that lumps women, family, human rights, and indigenous people into one group.

According to The Guardian, Alves' position has provoked outcry amongst human rights groups — such as feminists, indigenous peoples, and LGBT rights groups — due to their fear that human rights will be overlooked with so many groups being under Alves' responsibility.

Furthermore, Alves is the co-founder of a group that rescues indigenous children from various situations and evangelizes them. She is also a staunch opposer of abortion.

After Alves' outrageous comments supporting antiquated gender rules, the internet jumped to attention and called her out.

One such whistle blower was Maísa Silva, a Brazilian children's show host.

"Bro... when I was a kid and I started to choose my clothes, I chose less pink because I liked it... just as several of my friends did not like pink. It's over."

A famous Brazilian chef also added her voice to the outcry.

"Blue boys and pink girls. That's cute. It was so easy to sort out. How have we not noticed before! Just buy the right color clothes!!!! I'm already changing the profile picture. Sorry."

But they were not the only ones with a bone to pick with the new minister's words.

"paola da cielo I wore blue yesterday, so I feel my balls are born"

"Putz, how the Damares Alves will know that the princesses wear blue? Sure color has gender and they're boys right"

"Bro, almost 6 million of children without a parent in the registry, femicide out of control, more than 20 million single mothers, domestic violence, adultery, fathers not paying alimony, children living on the street, and the minister is concerned that boys have to wear blue. Bro. Fuck you."

"Boys dress blue. Girls dress pink, and the goths stay where? We do not have a gender now? Brazil is lost."

"Someone explain to me why Pastor Damares is wearing blue if it's a man's color."

"'boys wear blue and girls wear pink' Uh"

"I have a pink shirt with blue. Am I hermaphrodite?"

"Man, this woman can only have shit on her head."

"About this boy talk, blue girl, pink girl, I'm more worried if the children have what to wear, what to eat and where to study"

There are actual important issues that the Brazilian Minister of Human Rights, Family and Women should be focusing on.

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When asked what they bought him, u/GeekyKirby replied:

I pre-ordered him a game [Kingdom Hearts III], and bought him a shirt and a book he wanted :) ...I also filled up his living room floor with balloons...

It seems minor mischief is a common theme in their relationship:

Thank you. :) At this point, I can't really surprise my boyfriend anymore. And I try lol. Like the time I secretly put googly eyes on everything in his fridge...

Users were impressed by u/GeekyKirby's piping skills. Also, the hate for fondant is real!

Nicely done and without fondant! r/FondantHate - Patiod
Today was a bad day on reddit if you genuinely want fondant to not be a thing. Just kidding. But fuck fondant, for real. - mimomusic
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This is one of the best things I've ever seen on Reddit! - backfromthedead
You're a very thoughtful and creative girlfriend! <3 - mediaclone
I'd have a hard time eating this, very cute. - FrontierFrance210
A meme!?!?!? On a cake!?!??!?!?!?!Now i've seen everything! - Indetermination

A few were also a bit envious.

This cake looks AWESOME, great job!
Side note: Here's hoping that 2019 will bless me with some manflesh to do nice things like this for too 🤞🏽- black_heart85
Hehe this gave me a good chuckle this morning. Now wish I had a boyfriend so I could do this to them. - MidnightMadness21

Making something for someone is a great way to show them you love them.

The best birthday present I ever got was from a girl who baked me a cake secretly. So thanks for doing that for him, I know I'd feel great about it. - Levitr0n

Others have found inventive ways to use the meme as well:

Stickers:


Sculpture:

Latte Art:

Refrigerator...art...trolling?


Even An Essay:

The fact that Surprised Pikachu is still around in 2019 really speaks to its universal appeal and ease of use. People will surely keep coming up with inventive ways to use the meme.

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