Gay artist Michael James Schneider has a message about consent, and it’s blowing up Twitter.
Tweeting under the handle @BLCKSMTHdesign, Schneider posted a picture of himself in front of a sign that read, “Straight men understand consent when they go to a gay bar.”
“Wow this tea is brisk today,” he wrote in the tweet.
wow this tea is brisk today pic.twitter.com/Wmiv3OLZ9G
— Michael James Schneider (@BLCKSMTHdesign) October 24, 2018
The message has been retweeted over 30,000 times.
Other Twitter users understood the message.
I suspect that much straight male fear of gay men, stems from the fear that gay men will treat straight man the way straight men treat women.
— Professor Harbinger but SPOOKY!! (@profharbinger) October 24, 2018
straight men can be pushy, insistent, and annoying to women at bars, ignoring their protests to keep harassing/hitting on them. those same straight men would be very uncomfortable being hit on by gay men and would understand what its like having the terms of your consent violated
— ❝ 𝙁𝙄𝙕𝙕 ❞ (@burstbombz) October 25, 2018
— ɹǝʌo sᴉ ʍoɥs ǝɥʇ (@naosejarude) October 25, 2018