We are all individuals from various walks of life just trying to co-exist and live our lives, with a handful being more vocal and demanding to be heard.
But one gentleman is fighting for his heterosexuality while expressing his fondness for something that is apparently exclusive to homosexual men: a comfortable chair.
The manly man posted a Snapchat photo of his new purchase—a comfortable looking gamer's chair and wrote:
"new chair... no homo but it is very comfortable"
"No homo" is a typical response from men so insecure about their sexuality that they have to constantly declare heterosexuality for fear of ever appearing gay.
The photo later blew up on Twitter after two days, racking up over 700 reactions to date.
Twitter user @rudy_mustang asked:
"Fellas is it gay to sit comfortably?"
fellas is it gay to sit comfortably https://t.co/Ec6XglVFmr— rudy mustang (@rudy mustang) 1578177435.0
According to Amazon, the Dowinx gaming chair has many features—including a "USB cable power supply massager," "360° swivel and smooth racing caster wheels for mobility" and has a stylishly winged-back designed to distribute pressure and ergonomic back support.
This chair is soo gay.
However, the guy could not resist buying the chair he deemed was for a queen.
It's a tough, manly world for a straight guy. But at the risk of compromising his sexuality, even he needs to get a load off and collapse into a fabulous piece of furniture after standing his ground and exerting his virility.
It must be very exhausting.
@gazpachomachine Same energy https://t.co/XHvsPbYjsU— sen (@sen) 1578220741.0
The LGBTQ community was joined by their allies on social media offering no sympathy for his struggle.
But they had plenty of sarcasm to dish out in response.
Just to let you know that it is gay to sit comfortably and all straight people must surrender comfy seating to the… https://t.co/JwicOER9P7— Benjamin Butterworth (@Benjamin Butterworth) 1578268611.0
@rudy_mustang Sitting? Extremely flamboyant behavior. Get it out of my church— Kelly (@Kelly) 1578201599.0
@rudy_mustang @sepbamf So...is this bisexual? https://t.co/DtgesRhzd4— lonely vampire of the town (@lonely vampire of the town) 1578216669.0
For the record, this out and proud interior designer expressed his true opinion of the chair.
@rudy_mustang as a gay interior designer, let me assure you, fragile straight man, that there is nothing remotely h… https://t.co/Hr3K1OLGyu— oil wars for putin!™️ (@oil wars for putin!™️) 1578278103.0
No hetero, but this chair looks more comfortable.
@rudy_mustang Yes. Real men sit in discomfort. https://t.co/Qu0cGAnvka— Platy of I'm Running Out of Ideas (@Platy of I'm Running Out of Ideas) 1578179800.0
@rudy_mustang Yea just gimme a bar stool with a wobbly leg that’s shorter than the other 3 so I can play games for 6 hours straight— JT || FEEL SOMETHING (@JT || FEEL SOMETHING) 1578211484.0
Straight guys can be sensitive too, whaa?
Are straight men ok? https://t.co/eXpPi6PpEN— George Elsmere-Whitney (@George Elsmere-Whitney) 1578245494.0
So far, 2020 marks the year when furniture became marginalized.
@rudy_mustang All this time, I thought chairs were genderless pieces of furniture.— 🥴steph🥴 (@🥴steph🥴) 1578181470.0
@rudy_mustang Sitting comfortably with my feet up, questioning my sexuality.— ThunderTron (@ThunderTron) 1578177673.0
Some mundane activities such as sitting can be life-changing.
@gazpachomachine Oh, I remember the good old tiimes when I was straight before buy a new confortable chair. 5 minut… https://t.co/oTsMp7GLbX— Hugo Falcao (@Hugo Falcao) 1578225279.0
@gazpachomachine It is a fact that 99.3% of gays have, at some point, sat in a comfortable chair. Numbers don't lie!— Gina 💜 (@Gina 💜) 1578222461.0
Someone, get this rapscallion a chair complimenting his manliness.
@rudy_mustang Why doesn’t he sit on chair for a man? 😂😂 https://t.co/YbUuanHVT1— Charence (@Charence) 1578201667.0
@rudy_mustang His old chair.....not very comfortable but super straight. https://t.co/4JHuS8AEyC— Nick Brown (@Nick Brown) 1578225628.0
We offer our thoughts and prayers so that he may eventually sit down with confidence.
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