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18 Funny Twitter Reactions To The US Marines' Rainbow Bullets Pride Tweet

"'I can't believe this isn't The Onion' is such an overused and rarely true criticism, and yet."

Well, it's June 1, which means only one thing: brands and corporations sending out Pride-themed tweets.

Twitter: @ShiroSirius

Now I think we can all applaud companies and brands that get it right and take inclusion seriously. But on the flip side, it can be cringe when a company totally gets it wrong and sends a tweet that is pandering...or worse yet, insensitive.

Which leads me to what was tweeted out earlier today by the US Marines, which (while I am happy that they're celebrating their LGBTQ+ service members) managed to be both cringe and insensitive:

Throughout June, the USMC takes #Pride in recognizing and honoring the contributions of our LGBTQ service members. We remain committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination, and defend the values of treating all equally, with dignity and respect. #PrideMonth #USMC

Twitter: @USMC

And, of course, people on the internet had a lot of thoughts about the tweet. Here are some of the best and funniest reactions to it:


"I can't believe this isn't The Onion" is such an overused and rarely true criticism, and yet https://t.co/V3X4TjFa23

Twitter: @ChaseMit


Time to wrap up pride month folks we've seen enough https://t.co/jgHJTGOoSD

Twitter: @toadschmoad


My uniform when they reestablish the draft https://t.co/VXxfkjHTA6

Twitter: @ShamirBailey


*gasps final breath* at least it was a gay bullet https://t.co/9AAkM611FO

Twitter: @rfriedman22


Most cursed image so far today https://t.co/kz2bgojJDq

Twitter: @ChrisDStedman


this isn’t satire https://t.co/mvJoBCSP04

Twitter: @BillyM2k


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. https://t.co/ZgMMhMFXSg

Twitter: @chrisgeidner


Most unhinged Pride tweet so far https://t.co/h64r6cS1Am

Twitter: @benyahr


Incredible. NO NOTES https://t.co/8Ac86PNMXH

Twitter: @MajorPhilebrity


Gay Bullets Taking An Early Lead In Competition For Most Insane Thing To Make Gay For A Pride Tweet https://t.co/KZJ0xrRK16

Twitter: @_ribread


Twitter: @shoe0nhead


@USMC not to give you notes but ya know you could’ve done like a rainbow camo helmet and not bullets right

Twitter: @palfriendpatine


pissing off the gays and the homophobes in one tweet. that's talent https://t.co/DYLnbaGysm

Twitter: @nataliamanzocco


@USMC This tweet is uniting Americans across the political spectrum, it's so uplifting to witness

Twitter: @oliverburkeman


"These bullets are bisexual ANYBODY can get it." https://t.co/qkFoEbiAvP

Twitter: @JayJurden


Pride Month was a mistake https://t.co/WM7hN0X1ci

Twitter: @UnionSaltBae


we don’t kill, we slay! 🌈🇺🇸🌈🇺🇸🌈🇺🇸🌈🇺🇸🌈 https://t.co/XkWTm4N8lE

Twitter: @PallaviGunalan


as a young gay man, i often felt like every day was a battle. that’s why this pride month, ive partnered with the us marines https://t.co/ryg1veBrLS

Twitter: @alex_abads

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