A Twitter user may be regretting suggesting that gay guys with larger waists should avoid wearing floral print designs.
The user, @d0mocracy posted a tweet on Saturday saying: ‘Dear gays with a waist larger than 32”, floral prints just aren’t for you sis. Just because Zara makes them in a XL doesn’t mean it’s for you.’
Dear gays with a waist larger than 32”,
Floral prints just aren’t for you sis. Just because Zara makes them in a XL doesn’t mean it’s for you..
— Connie Spaulding, VP of Marketing (@d0mocracy) May 13, 2018
The tweet has since gone viral. Although a handful of people have applauded him, the vast majority have slammed him for body shaming others. Others have simply responded with photos of themselves wearing floral prints.
Enjoy some of the best responses below.
I'm a 34" waist, nearing 36" and I'll continue to wear these, but thanks for your opinion. pic.twitter.com/bsYowvcMk2
— Gary Patrick Brown (@gpb1979) May 13, 2018
Yet here I am! All 36” waist and all! Have a seat sis! pic.twitter.com/t9BiHrkIf8
— brandon (@Barbadelic) May 14, 2018
A BOLD ASS LIE. You tried it, bitch, but I tried harder. pic.twitter.com/6AyHIPDPmp
— David (@Dreams_on_Paper) May 14, 2018
Another Twitter user has even appealed for others to post photos of themselves in their florals.
‘Dear gays with waists over 32”,’ posted Grant R Douglas (@grantgills). ‘Boys I better see you in shorts this summer. Bring out the speedos! Floral, pastel, patterned and TIGHT! I wanna see you in cut-offs! I wanna see you in designer and home made! Those florals from Zara have your name on them sis THICK BOYS IN SHORTS.’
Grant’s tweet has been liked over 5,ooo times and had over a hundred responses. Again, many have been keen to show that big is beautiful!
40" here, embracing every inch this summer pic.twitter.com/7fdcPRsx37
— Xelchiam (@bread_program) May 15, 2018
‘People who know me personally know there isn’t a hurtful bone in my body’
GSN reached out to the poster of the original tweet, @d0mocracy, for comment.
‘The original post was a joking sub tweet in response to a tweet I saw from a friend, to which they received it,’ he replied.
‘I stand by my original comment because it was not intended to maliciously inflict harm towards anyone and the intended recipient wasn’t offended, due to the nature of our relationship.
‘What is most shocking is how people sought out to “fight the situation” and gain validation through me admitting I was wrong and how I caused harm to them, but I never gave them that peace of mind and do not plan on it.
‘People who know me personally know the advocacy work that I’ve done for the community and know there isn’t a hurtful bone in my body.
‘People will overlook the subsequent tweets where I tried to give introspect and focus on what they found to be problematic. And the response to the supposed “hate” I spurred with even more hatred towards me was baffling and appalling.’