FACEBOOK has launched a pride react button for Pride Month, allowing users to react to posts with a rainbow.
Many social media users and LGBTI people have praised the new rainbow pride react, while others have slammed it, suggesting the rainbow react button should be a different symbol or done away with all together, with some even suggesting it is “bullying”.
Some have even called for a straight pride or Christian pride react button.
However, members of the LGBTI community have responded in the best way possible: with a pride reaction emoji.
Breaking: It is now officially a hate crime to respond to anything on Facebook with anything else but the pride react. 🌈
— Benjamin Law (@mrbenjaminlaw) June 14, 2017
when someone shares a homophobic post on facebook and u pride react to it :)
— gina™ (@spookygina) June 15, 2017
If you react to anything of mine on Facebook and it's not a pride reaction you're homophobic tbh
— Eliel Cruz-Lopez (@elielcruz) June 12, 2017
Just seen some middle aged mom on Facebook who has 10 kids that was having a mental breakdown over the pride react lol
— SRL (@speedrunlover) June 11, 2017
The rainbow pride react button will be available on Facebook throughout June for Pride Month. Users can access it by liking the official Facebook page LGBTQ@Facebook.