“The ‘coming for your children’ chant has been used for years at Pride events, according to longtime march attendees and gay rights activists”
This past weekend, transgender activists in New York City marched and chanted, “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re coming for your children.”
As you can probably imagine, the optics of this moment were less than great.
— Timcast News (@TimcastNews) June 24, 2023
NBC News has gone into overdrive in a pathetic and desperate attempt to spin this, tweeting:
The “coming for your children” chant has been used for years at Pride events, according to longtime march attendees and gay rights activists, who said it’s one of many provocative expressions used to regain control of slurs against LGBTQ people.
The “coming for your children” chant has been used for years at Pride events, according to longtime march attendees and gay rights activists, who said it’s one of many provocative expressions used to regain control of slurs against LGBTQ people. https://t.co/vrcbuxCEkf
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 28, 2023
From the NBC News report:
‘We’re Coming For Your Children’ chant at NYC Drag March elicits outrage, but activists say it’s taken out of context
Over the weekend, a short video circulated widely on social media of an unidentified person at a New York City march during Pride festivities saying, “We’re coming for your children.”
In the 21-second clip, circulated by a right-wing web streamer channel, dozens of people march in the streets and are clearly heard chanting, “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re not going shopping.” But one voice that is louder than the crowd — it’s not clear whose, or whether the speaker was a member of the LGBTQ community — is heard saying at least twice, “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re coming for your children.”
To conservative pundits, activists and lawmakers, the video confirmed the allegations they’ve levied in recent years that the LGBTQ community is “grooming” children.
But to Brian Griffin, the original organizer of the NYC Drag March, if that’s the worst they heard, it’s only because he wasn’t there this year.
Griffin said he chanted obscene things in the past, like “Kill, kill, kill, we’re coming to kill the mayor,” and joked about pubic hair and sex toys during marches. People at the Drag March regularly sing “God is a lesbian.”
“It’s all just words,” Griffin said. “It’s all presented to fulfill their worst stereotypes of us.”
Once again, it’s not what the left is doing that’s a scandal, the scandal is that other people noticed.
This evergreen tweet from Jim Treacher comes to mind.
People were less than impressed.
FOX News reported:
NBC report dragged over claim ‘we’re coming for your children’ chant was used ‘for years’ at Pride events
Conservatives and more criticized an NBC News report claiming the “we’re coming for your children” chant, which was heard at New York City’s drag march, has been used “for years.”…
Critics argued that the report “doesn’t help,” and wondered if it was supposed to a “defense.”
This doesn’t help the way NBC thinks it helps https://t.co/8j5c84VApc
— John Ashbrook (@JohnAshbrook) June 28, 2023
“We’ve been saying this for years” makes it worse, not better. But, uh, interesting propaganda spin here, NBC. https://t.co/MIoD4OyYyD
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) June 28, 2023
If you thought this would improve the image of their movement, it doesn’t.
— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) June 28, 2023
It appears NBC is aware of how bad it looks. https://t.co/o7BKY6chLc
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 28, 2023
No amount of media spin is going to change this.
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