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Black Groom Fires Back After the Internet Makes a Misogynistic Meme Of His Wedding Photos

Avatar • Jun 6, 2015

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.

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.

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?

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cryssi
cryssi
5 years ago

Perfection

Lala
Lala
5 years ago

Faith in (some) men = restored

Guest
Guest
5 years ago

Simply Beautiful! Congrats to the lovely couple. Meninist can kick rocks.

Fine China
Fine China
5 years ago

??????????????????? what a wonderful man

Natster781
Natster781
5 years ago

His response made me cry. What a great man and couple.

Relaxed Thairapy
5 years ago

I love his response, his reaction and the way he handled it. Love is a beautiful thing.

Annie
Annie
5 years ago

He’s a great man and all but where is the so-called misogynist comment, because I don’t see it :/

Corset Ribbons
Corset Ribbons
5 years ago
Reply to  Annie

Referring to women as “hoes” is misogynistic.

Antonia
Antonia
5 years ago
Reply to  Corset Ribbons

Oh i didn’t see the tweet, or meme, that’s why I asked

msimpson12
msimpson12
5 years ago
Reply to  Antonia

When I first opened the article it didn’t download the meme for me either. Glad to know it’s not just me. 🙂

Boram
Boram
5 years ago

His response was super sweet but I think calling it misogynistic was reaching. If it was coming from a regular account, not the “meninist” one, then I think that phrase wouldn’t have even been used. But anyway, kudos to him for being a awesome guy.

Kita Adams
Kita Adams
5 years ago

That was so uncalled for. Every guy doesn’t have a side chick, kudos to you Adams for standing up for love. We need more men like you

Staci Elle
Staci Elle
5 years ago

Defend your woman bruh, I aint mad.

Philly Jawn
Philly Jawn
5 years ago

I know thats right stand up fo your queen

Jai
Jai
5 years ago

Nice.

Leyla Violet
Leyla Violet
5 years ago

Exactly how a husband should respond to respect, value, protect and honor his wife and family. God Bless your marriage and continue to give you wisdom and discernment. Stay blessed.

ebonyhud
ebonyhud
5 years ago

That is a real stand up guy. That’s a beautiful picture to see. If you have an instagram, that’s all you see. Good luck to them and their marriage!

kiara
kiara
5 years ago

Every woman deserves a man like that ^.^ Respect Adam, that’s a real man

Return the Stone
Return the Stone
5 years ago

Meninist are a bunch of hypocrites anyway i once saw a post where the criticized a girl for saying she did certain things becuase of “daddy issues” then criticize other women for acting wild using the same theory “daddy issues”; its just a bunch of trolls if you ask me

Jo
Jo
5 years ago

I really enjoy the things on the website, but when are you guys going to post more hair icons? For the last few months I feel like the site is deteriorating also, all these ads slow it down so much that typing this is proving to be very difficult. I hope you guys fix it soon.

Hermia Craft
Hermia Craft
5 years ago

does Mr. Harris have an older commitment minded SINGLE and available: brother, uncle, cousin, friend, or father?; love the way this man was brought up, so figure the values can’t fall too far from the family tree. BRAVO !!! — enjoy your life; enjoy your new Family.

God's daughter
God's daughter
5 years ago

My husband also cried on our wedding day. This young man should not have to defend his feelings that are for his wife only. Grow up people.

Fabrics USA Inc
4 years ago

I love his response, i think love is a beautiful thing.

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