1. On Wednesday, far-right Twitter user @polNewsNetwork1 denounced this photo as “the future that liberals want.”
2. And right off the bat, it kiiiiind of backfired.
5. In fact, people were like, “Yeah, actually. That’s exactly what we want. Bingo.”
8. And some said it’s not just the future they want — it’s the present, too.
10. Then, naturally, people came with the memes.
23. WHAT IS AMERICA COMING TO!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!11
26. The drag queen in the photo, Gilda Wabbit, told BuzzFeed News the photo was originally posted on @subwaycreatures, where it was used to showcase the beauty of New York’s diversity.
She couldn’t care less about the far-right account tweeting her photo, she said, but “the clapback against the negative attention from the far-right has been fabulous.”
“I won’t speak for all liberals, but my goal is for everyone — white, brown, drag queen, soccer mom, cisgender, trans, heterosexual, queer, working class, middle class — to be able to exist as they choose without judgement or fear,” she said.
She does not know who her seat-mate was, but hopes she can find her in the midst of all the media attention.
“I hope one day that a picture of a woman in modesty garb sitting next to a colorful drag queen isn’t out of the ordinary — that it’s every day life for everyone!” she added.
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