Trending on Twitter is something of a mystery. If you don’t know what it is, here’s a brief summary: the most talked about subjects on Twitter trend – all right, that’s the easy part to understand. But this is where it gets mystifying. Phrases known as “hashtags” also trend. Right now, three hashtag trends are:
So, someone starts a hashtag, and then for some reason others pick up on it, and it starts to snowball thoughtout the Twittersphere, and …
Anyway, to the point! On March 12 #ToMyUnbornChild started to trend, and it brought on hundreds of tweets from thoroughly disturbed people who said they’d kill their kid if he or she turned out to be gay.
Thanks to the work of the Twitter user @homophobes, you can read all the spiteful outpourings. It’s all decidedly mediaeval, and rather like a virtual witch burning. But like so many music videos, it’s about displaying attitude, and not actually doing and/or being anything. The only thing being murdered is English grammar. To which the response would undoubtedly be, “your right, ill no it” …