Amazon is now selling a “straight pride flag” pin.
The company 1000 Flags UK is selling a gold-plated pin for 4.50 pounds on Amazon.
It’s the straight pride flag, though, that got Amazon called out on Twitter.
To all you straight people out there, at last there’s a Straight Pride badge that you can wear as a symbol of the bigotry, hate and oppression you’ve had to overcome! 🏳️🌈https://t.co/ZKnZZ01Hzc
— Catherine 🌈 (@Katie_Scoot) April 12, 2018
Today’s Hero We Don’t Deserve is Steven who left this review on a Straight Pride pin. pic.twitter.com/eDiAX7B7oV
— 💖💜💙 thisisbiscuit (@we_are_biscuit) April 11, 2018
— Gay Travel & Tourism (@gaytourism) April 12, 2018
Gay Pride was not born of a need to celebrate being gay, but our right to exist without persecution. So instead of wondering why there isn’t a Straight Pride movement, be thankful you don’t need one 🌟🌈
— Alex 🐙 (@alex___180) April 6, 2018
Others have made fun of the design. This Dutch magazine said it looked like an “eye shadow palette.”
Amazon heeft bakken met kritiek over zich heen gekregen nadat bekend werd dat de webwinkel een badge verkoopt speciaal voor ‘Straight Pride’. En niet alleen omdat het vlaggetje nog het meest wegheeft van een oogschaduwpalet.https://t.co/GZlTJnk7Yp pic.twitter.com/BVSvA4kAni
— Winq Magazine (@winqmagazineNL) April 12, 2018
Someone else compared it to salmon.
The straight pride flag looks like a salmon fillet pic.twitter.com/5L6A7d7C5N
— shane telford. (@MrShaneReaction) April 11, 2018
if i saw someone wearing that i’d assume they really like bacon or something
— nico (@nicodelort) April 12, 2018
Maybe it has something to do with pilots?
I’d honestly probably think they were a pilot and start chatting them up 😂😂😂
— Darren Hardie (@DarrenHardie) April 12, 2018
The reason it’s hard to recognize Amazon’s “straight pride” flag is that, well, straight people don’t need pride, and most straight people recognize that.
Which is probably why 1000 Flags UK didn’t go with the more common grayscale straight pride flag – whoever designed the pin probably didn’t know that it was already a thing.
nothing screams “my marriage is falling apart” quite like the straight pride flag pic.twitter.com/rAJgyk5cP1
— hazel (@scrapbookpml) March 29, 2018
The point of “straight pride” is to make fun of LGBT people. There are already lots of venues for straight people to make their sexual orientation known and it’s not a surprise that the people who say they want straight pride tend to also say anti-LGBT things.
The pin only has four reviews so far on Amazon – three negative and one positive. From the way they’re written, it’s unlikely any of them actually bought a pin.
Update: The link to Amazon is dead and a search of the site doesn’t turn up the pin. It appears to have been removed.