Getting to know a new person is complicated. Things could be going along swimmingly when something small changes the whole game. For one college woman, the “something small” was an adorable small dog — or rather a small joke she made about the dog.
We don’t know the woman’s name, but we know the man she was speaking to was named Eric, and they were in the “getting to know you” stage. After this exchange, we can pretty confidently say that Eric has been relegated to the “um… NOPE” list on her phone.
All the nope that Bey can muster.
After showing the woman his ABSOLUTELY FRIGGIN’ ADORABLE pupper, Eric suggested that she should get a girl dog of the same breed so that they can take them out together. Like, on a double date we guess? She reminded him that she lives in a dorm so she can’t have a pet. That went over fine, but her follow-up comment did not. She said that his dog might be gay.
Makes sense to us. If Eric wanted to set them up for romantic double dates, he should know what kind of partner his dog might like. Science has documented homosexuality in the animal kingdom for, like, ever. And now that it’s 2018, there’s no need for gay dogs to have to have beard relationships or whatever. Plus, she obviously said it in jest.
None of that mattered. Most people would have laughed or said something like, “Ya know, I never thought to ask him but he hasn’t come out to me if he is.”
Eric opted for a more impassioned response.
my friend was talking to this guy and she joked that his dog could be gay and pic.twitter.com/ZFGdW9nwg8
— chaselyn (@hipcaucasian) July 31, 2018
His firm and almost angry response sent up about a zillion and ten red flags and she asked him outright if he was homophobic.
He replied by insulting her.
It’s a safe bet that no further dates came from this connection, but Twitter got some action out of it.
Applause to woman for realizing she brushed a button and kept punching it until his true character was revealed. pic.twitter.com/fzlH1hYNks
— Jeanette Natoli (@TotallyNatoli) August 1, 2018
that poor gay dog
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) August 1, 2018
this was a big yikes pic.twitter.com/XaL3qwl413
— nestle ☀️ (@ncstle) July 31, 2018
his fragile masculinity is showing :/
— matt (@icedripping) July 31, 2018
— Raeez Africa (@RaeezAfrica) August 1, 2018
— Amara Smith (@97amarasmith) August 1, 2018
— My name is (@Arrion_Jerod) August 1, 2018
Someone even made the dog a Twitter account!
Hello everyone I just wanted to say thank you so much for the support. I will be running away from my homophobic owner to start a life of my own and will document it here
— gay dog (@gaydog10) August 1, 2018
Which led to owners sharing their gay dogs.
My gf's family literally all agrees that their dog Finn is gay because he looks like this and consistently humps his dog brothers when they try to play with him pic.twitter.com/7YhkLph3ma
— Nate (@Workeroni) August 1, 2018
My dog is absolutely gay…and I support his life choices. Love him no matter what. pic.twitter.com/qzOlPuV3Qt
— Lou Olsen (@LouciferOlsen) August 1, 2018
My dog only has eyes for his boyfriend Duck pic.twitter.com/IsWYBfhpip
— toast (@_leighannmiller) August 1, 2018
my dogs been kissing white boys since 2004 pic.twitter.com/g3i0LHROzW
— ki (@kirammonroe) August 1, 2018
— honestly tho. (@muchosbesosmuva) August 1, 2018
— ▽･ｪ･▽ (@angrybork) August 1, 2018
This is my flamer of a dog, notice the side eye and paws. That’s how I knew pic.twitter.com/MklIlsWdGF
— Lady Boy Johnson (@LadyBoyJohnson) August 1, 2018
So yeah, now Twitter is one big gay dog parade, and this dude is probably somewhere seething over it.