The U.S. Marine Corps is being widely mocked online after posting a tweet containing a graphic celebrating “Pride” month.
The graphic features a ballistic helmet covered in USMC green camouflage and an array of bullets with rainbow-colored tips and the message, “Proud to Serve” on a helmet band.
Throughout June, the USMC takes 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.
— U.S. Marines
The tweet read, “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.”
The tweet was instantly ratioed online by social media users.
China is laughing at us.
— Libs of TikTok
— Ian Miles Cheong
Seriously? How does fixating on differences foster cohesion and unity?
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸
The whole point of the military is to mold into one, synchronized fighting machine. How does pandering to wokeness accomplish that?
— Erinn2ns ()
Are all the services having a contest to see who can produce the cringiest post today?
— Chris Manning ()
The month of June is PTSD Awareness month. Suicide has drastically increased in the military and in the veteran community. Our focus is on the mental health of our brothers and sisters not social equity.
This is a disgrace.
— Code of Vets ™
The culture wars are not one the Marines were formed to fight. You represent all Americans & not just Woke socialists weaponizing sexual orientation to attack traditional nuclear family & Christian values. Tolerate, yes. Champion a side in a cultural debate? Not your mission.
— Kyle Becker
This is not a good look Shane. It makes us look weak . Ridiculous.
— Code of Vets ™
This will definitely strike fear into the hearts of Russia and China.
— Carmine Sabia