Social media has been abuzz this week with conversation regarding ‘pedosexuals.’ That being, a proposed sexuality which involves an adult and a minor. And it’s complete and total bullshit.
Over the past few weeks, people have been sharing posters like the one above. Many of them with anti-LGBT comments, as they believe this information, that the LGBT community is welcoming pedophilia, to be true.
Pedophilia has been wrongfully linked to the LGBT community for a long time, and in this instance as well, it is rooted in bigotry. Snopes did a bit of investigating and uncovered a 4chan conversation dating back to last year, in which a user suggested the idea of spreading these flyers as a way to attack the LGBT community.
The original post read, “We convince them that Pedos deserve rights too. Think about it, if this were to catch any traction at all it would only further remove any legitimization they’ve gained.”
The 4chan group even had users giving tips on how to spread the false information, like “flooding Twitter with #lgbtp and #loveisageless” and making sure to “act like it’s another form of sexual identification.” They even went so far as to create a pedosexual flag.
The flyers resurfaced recently thanks to the help of internet trolls and their bogus Twitter accounts. And while most people understand how wildly absurd the idea of a pedosexual is, and also know there’s no association between pedophilia and queer individuals, many are still taking to social media to criticize and attack the LGBT community.
The LGBTQ+ spectrum is widely diverse and constantly adapting to the times. But let’s make one thing very clear. There’s no such thing as pedosexuals, and that term will never be welcome in our community.
Also, we already have a P, Pansexuals.
Check out some of the social media posts sharing these absurd LGBT Pedophilia flyers, as well as people responses to ‘pedosexuals.’
Please pay attention to the laws they're preparing to past here in United States. Now they saying it's okay, for adults…
Pedosexual…..a group of pedophiles who want their way of life to b recognized by the law…like transgenders,bisexuals etc. 🤔😠
This just in, brand new sexual orientation #PedoSexual
— Ruben D. Sanchez Jr (@rdsanchezjr) November 24, 2017
#pedosexual = #pedophile = illegal = something is seriously wrong inside your head please get some help. I am sure the #lgbt community doesn't appreciate pedosexual being added in #lgbtqpq https://t.co/pcjRbNBgiw
— Simply Kendra (@kverzwyvelt) November 27, 2017
Should belong in the fiction catalog. Oh and by the way, P means pedosexual.. let the degeneracy sink in pic.twitter.com/1EK1vzRT29
— J̷̲̰̠̝̺̳̝ư͇͝s̴͔̖̬̬͈̠̺͉t̶̶͓͚̦̕ ͇̜̠ Ａｅｓｔｈｅｔｉｃ (@baiwantikwan) November 26, 2017
— Dawud Muhammad (@MadManThreads) December 7, 2017
That Pedosexual shit is a NO GO. Sick bastards, stop trying to associate that shit with LGBT.
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