Earlier this week, a far-right Twitter account--@polNewsNetwork1--shared a tweet, which has since gone viral and sparked an online conversation about inclusivity in Trump's America. The post included an image of a drag queen and a Muslim sitting next to each other on the New York Subway, with the accompanying text, "This is the future that liberals want."
As of today, the tweet has more than 7,000 retweets and 18,000 likes, with some Twitter users supporting the self-declared "Politically Incorrect and Always Right" account, and others--most--criticizing their perspective. Though the Internet always finds a way to make light of situations like these, the account's tweet was decidedly serious, considering it's linked to 4chan's infamous alt-right message board.
"Religious freedom, kicky daytime drag looks and a robust public transit program? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP," one Twitter user wrote in response. "This is the present. The future is this, but without someone taking your damn photo the whole time," another said.
\u201creligious freedom, kicky daytime drag looks, and a robust public transit program? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP. https://t.co/6p24MIW9ZF\u201d
Gilda Wabbit, the drag queen who was captured in the original image, has since responded to the meme: "The clapback against the negative attention from the far-right has been fabulous," she said. "I won't speak for all liberals, but my goal is for everyone--white, brown, drag queen, soccer mom, cisgender, trans, heterosexual, queer, working class, middle class--to be able to exist as they choose without judgement or fear."
Wabbit continued, "I hope one day that a picture of a woman in modesty garb sitting next to a colorful drag queen isn't out of the ordinary--that it's every day life for everyone."