The rules of not getting dragged are really simple.
If you don't wanna get dragged, don't say something so privileged that it shines a spotlight on you. Unfortunately, Dominique Samuels chose not to heed this advice at all.
Ms. Samuels released a Twitter thread that was rife with complete and total tone-deafness:
THREAD: When people say that “coming out” as conservative is almost worse than coming out as gay in modern western… https://t.co/XHNkBZ9LcQ— Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧 (@Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧)1575225513.0
(My politics teacher wasn’t surprised by the way 😂), but she wasn’t the type to force her views down anybody’s thro… https://t.co/7pEapKuKUK— Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧 (@Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧)1575225515.0
I was embarrassed, almost ashamed, because of the social ostracism that comes with it, but I just genuinely wasn’t… https://t.co/P8UbruWgZe— Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧 (@Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧)1575225517.0
So for those that like to screenshot things and make out like I’m disingenuous, I was genuinely ashamed of my polit… https://t.co/ZkZscYaKzo— Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧 (@Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧)1575225518.0
“At university people like me when I say I’m gay. When I say I’m a Tory they don’t. It’s true.” - someone messaged… https://t.co/Aymg0wsu9O— Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧 (@Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧)1575378376.0
“the amount of ridiculous comments you’re receiving on your thread is actually annoying me. i’m gay and conservativ… https://t.co/f7UOjYIwJK— Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧 (@Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧)1575381235.0
“i feel more confident telling individuals i’m gay then i used to be saying i’m conservative. just wanted to let yo… https://t.co/DVDChFHXKt— Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧 (@Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧)1575381259.0
After claiming to have received a number of messages instilling a vote of confidence from people who are both gay and conservative, Ms. Samuels began receiving her fair share of dragging, because, well, she isn't somehow oppressed for being conservative.
@dominiquetaegon This literally doesn't warrant a response. You're an idiot.— Ryan Brown 🎮❤️ (@Ryan Brown 🎮❤️)1575284206.0
@dominiquetaegon https://t.co/OQhLUXGIOk— claire (@claire)1575279756.0
@dominiquetaegon ah the struggle it must be to come out as a member of *checks notes* the dominant political ideology of the entire world— Bolivians are dying in a coup🌹 (@Bolivians are dying in a coup🌹)1575321697.0
@dominiquetaegon Nope, this isn't it. I was outed publicly when I was 15, in the middle of the school playground a… https://t.co/fV5uNursJ4— Libby 🏳️🌈💖💜💙 (@Libby 🏳️🌈💖💜💙)1575284497.0
@dominiquetaegon If you’re embarrassed to ‘come out’ as a Conservative, it’s because you know it’s a shameful posit… https://t.co/0F0RTHBiMl— Daniel Falconer 🌹 (@Daniel Falconer 🌹)1575285625.0
Conservatives have always had clear representation worldwide, especially in UK Parliament, where they have always made up at leas 25% of the seats.
Meanwhile, the membership of UK Parliament filled by LGBT people is at just around 7%.
@dominiquetaegon very sorry to hear you're mad that people don’t like you because of your support for social polici… https://t.co/rvkzCHK4Rb— Jim Vark ❄️☃️ 🌌 (@Jim Vark ❄️☃️ 🌌)1575286005.0
@dominiquetaegon Are you serious, you think that your choice to vote conservative is the same as someone who is bor… https://t.co/RG0GAgMdVz— Rosie Jane (@Rosie Jane)1575396379.0
@dominiquetaegon It’s intolerable when people are intolerant of your intolerance.— Martin Cuff 🇬🇧🇿🇦🇷🇸🇪🇺 (@Martin Cuff 🇬🇧🇿🇦🇷🇸🇪🇺)1575292574.0
@dominiquetaegon Really? You can’t be this obtuse knowing full well that your party (and government) is literally o… https://t.co/m2UT9BiLZn— Shahmir Sanni (@Shahmir Sanni)1575298625.0
@dominiquetaegon of course it should be 'worse than coming out as gay' because there is actually nothing wrong with… https://t.co/kEe6j5Qt8F— thrillho (@thrillho)1575296581.0
With a general election approaching rapidly in the UK, the hold of the conservative party is more and more in jeopardy.
In fact, according to YouGov stats, conservative voters make up less than 30% of millennial voters in the UK.
@dominiquetaegon I have to check my surroundings for safety whenever I want to hold my husband’s hand, but sure, go… https://t.co/yE9ipAMSOD— Jon Dryden Taylor (@Jon Dryden Taylor)1575286902.0
@dominiquetaegon https://t.co/typukHkEx8— Tyla 🌼 (@Tyla 🌼)1575281146.0
@dominiquetaegon https://t.co/hAuHRB9Go1— all I want for Xmas is Labour🌹🇪🇺 (@all I want for Xmas is Labour🌹🇪🇺)1575294366.0
@dominiquetaegon https://t.co/gjAQWSaShE— b (@b)1575308284.0
@dominiquetaegon Being Conservative is a choice.— Glitcher (@Glitcher)1575278769.0
And rightfully so, considering the mess the Tories have made of the UK's role in #Brexit, which is now close to two years overdue.
Think next time before you type, Ms. Samuels.