Were you surprised to learn that Netflix, the streaming giant behind the revival of Queer Eye, was a sponsor of the (maybe) upcoming straight pride parade? Well, so was Netflix.
Super Happy Fun America, the group behind the parade, listed Netflix as a “potential corporate sponsor” of the event which...isn’t a thing. It literally means they wanted Netflix to sponsor the event and used their logo on their website. Which, as Netflix reminded them in a cease and desist letter, is illegal.
“You should know that we’re unafraid of bullies,” Netflix wrote in a letter shared by Super Happy Fun America. “Our legal department is here, it’s queer, and it’s telling you to steer clear,” adding that the straight pride parade was “about hate – not pride,” and giving them 24 hours to remove the Netflix logo from its website and promotional materials.
Super Happy Fun America’s response was predictably delusional, saying they’d hoped Netflix “would jump at the opportunity to become involved in our young civil rights movement” but that instead the streaming service “is a heterophobic company steeped in hatred and bigotry. Obviously, Netflix has no qualms about using their position of power to threaten marginalized groups who are exercising their first amendment rights.” Deep, calming breaths, everyone.
“It appears that their legal department is staffed by gay supremacists who are so accustomed to privilege that our goal of equality for straights feels like oppression to them,” the post continued. “In fact, it is Netflix that is acting like a bully.” Gay supremacists...I would like to see it!
This is the latest blow to Super Happy Fun America’s efforts to turn their sad little band of incels into a movement, following the mayor of Boston disavowing their message (although, it must be said, not shutting the event down), Brad Pitt threatening legal action over their use of his image, and Chris Evans destroying them in a single tweet.