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Internet criticizes Idaho’s “Straight Pride Guy” for driving a Cybertruck
Internet criticizes Idaho’s “Straight Pride Guy” for driving a Cybertruck

In case you didn’t know, June is Pride Month, which is celebrated by many businesses, communities, and organizations across the country. For about four weeks, many people celebrate diversity and inclusivity, and there are often events or festivals taking place in different cities during this month.

Similar to Alcohol Prevention Month, National Voter Registration Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, or Dog Adoption Month, there is nothing formal about June & Pride other than that many people recognize it. And just like the previously mentioned months, not all knows about it, participates in it, or chooses to acknowledge it.

And that’s okay.

Recently, a bar in Eagle, Idaho, hosted a month-long event for people who identify as straight, a sarcastic “pun” on Pride Month. In an extensive interview with local journalist Brian Holmes, the owner of the Eagle bar said that “people are just ‘tired’ of being ‘forced’ to participate in Pride Month.”

Who is forcing them to do this? He could not answer this question.

“God makes the rules,” he explained to Holmes.

After making national headlines and going viral on social media, people now know about the Eagle, Idaho bar — and its loud-mouthed owner.

After he posted online that he was now the proud driver of a Tesla Cybertuck, the internet seems to have turned against him, with most people making fun of his purchase.

Here’s a look at the comments coming in about the truck and its connection to the bar that promoted Heterosexual Awesomeness Month.

The Internet can’t stop attacking Idaho bar owner over ‘compensation’

Why does the internet always have to be so biased?

Gallery Credit: Credit: Mateo, 103.5 KISS FM

Why does the internet always have such an opinion?

People seem to say anything on the internet – and this local bar owner is taking a lot of criticism from people he’s probably never met.

Some people say that the peculiar Cybertruck “compensates” for the owner’s lack of masculinity. Why do they care if he is not masculine?

Others say the truck is “gay” (whatever that means) and that by driving the truck he proves that he himself is not honest about his own sexuality.

If the owner of the Old State Saloon is actually “gay,” that’s fine too. We as a society shouldn’t care who he loves or how he loves that person. Or what he drives! The Internet needs to back off.

Imagine if all of these online commenters used their time to volunteer at a local animal shelter or for a good local cause instead of vilifying this man. What a better world we would live in!

All in all, we hope the owner of this Eagle, Idaho bar doesn’t get bullied too much online and that he feels comfortable being himself – while driving his Tesla Cybertruck! He’s certainly been on a wild rollercoaster of social media attention lately!

Below you can see the post from the Old State Saloon and the many “colorful” comments:

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