If you’ve been on Twitter, you’ve more than likely come across the “meninist” Twitter account, memes and jokes that slam women.
Recently, the account took a shameful swipe at a black couple’s wedding day photos because the groom was crying. Take a peak at what transpired.
He’s thinking about all the side hoes he has to give up pic.twitter.com/7e1Kyiz8VM
— Meninist (@MeninistTweet) May 22, 2015
Of course, we’re sure they thought they could get away with co-opting a stranger’s photos to craft a meme without any repercussion. How could they have known that the groom, Adam Harris would speak up.
Or I was thinking about my wife, but you know, do you. https://t.co/MS5TBkT0hy
— Adam Harris (@AdamHSays) May 23, 2015
Harris later explained the exact thoughts that were going through his head on his wedding day:
“We agreed not to do the first look because we thought it would be more exciting to see each other for the first time during the ceremony. When it came time in the ceremony for her to walk down the aisle, our DJ played ‘Beautiful’ by Meshell Ndegeocello and the doors above the stairs opened. When I saw her, I couldn’t hold back feelings of excitement and love, she looked gorgeous. Our photographer, Dustin Finklestein, captured the moment perfectly.”
Harris’s response has been retweeted and favorited over 100,000 times. Just goes to show you that not everyone is in the mood for the “side chick special.”
Harris has become something of a folk internet hero for his simple, potent tweet. He recently wrote about his experience of becoming a viral sensation for BBC news:
“One tweet in particular implied that my tears weren’t about love for my wife, but because I’d have to give up a promiscuous lifestyle.
I didn’t find it funny.
As if my wife wasn’t enough to elicit that reaction. By including her photo in the set, they not only took a dig at my character but they devalue my wife, the brilliant, beautiful woman I will spend my life with. For the sake of a few retweets and favourites, they tried to distort the strength of our love.”
Way to value your queen Adam! Congrats to the happily wed couple!
What do you think of Adam’s response? Do you think the Meninist account should have apologized for using his personal wedding day photos for a meme?