“I was in Walmart yesterday and I overhear these two boys talking and they’re talking about this shirt and they say, 'Oh, that looks so gay.’”
Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community and having a different sexual orientation means being authentic to oneself. The idea that there is something wrong or off about being homosexual is frankly, quite outdated and just shouldn't be taken casually anymore. At a time when the world should be moving ahead and progressing towards inclusivity and harmony, one often finds themselves in precariously offensive situations that must be handled surely but smartly. A recent TikTok video posted by Chris (@stanchrissss) shows him narrating a particularly interesting situation where he dealt with two teenage boys in the men’s clothing section of a Walmart smartly when they called a shirt "gay."
Describing the entire incident, Chris says, “I was in Walmart yesterday and I overhear these two boys talking and they’re talking about this shirt and they say, 'Oh, that looks so gay.’” He explained that usually he would just ignore and “mind his business,” but it seemed that these were teenagers who needed to be taught a "lesson." He further described, “So, I walk right up to the shirt they’re talking about, grab it and stare at them.” The boys asked, “What are you doing, bro?” Chris’ reply to their question was, “Oh, you said this shirt was gay, so I wanted it.” However, that wasn’t the end of the conversation and the two boys further pressed Chris’ patience and asked, “You’re gay?” to which he replied, “Yeah.”
He then explained what went down next. The two boys tauntingly asked, "Oh, so you think we’re hot, don’t you?” However, the boys didn't realize that Chris was waiting for them to say exactly that so he could get back at them with his epic comeback, which is, “No, you guys don’t have to worry. I’m only attracted to men.” Chris smiled wide in the video and said, “When I tell you the look on their faces. They had no idea what to say.”
He then took a mirror selfie with a full view of “the shirt in question,” which was just an ordinary, navy blue, full-sleeved shirt with nothing that stereotypically screamed gay about it. The comment section fully supported Chris’ way of dealing with the situation and expressed their stance as well.
@_._deedee_._ talked about the color of the shirt is far away from that of the cliched colors linked to gays. They said, “I thought the shirt would at least be pastel. It's dark blue?” Another user, @ratatoullionmatiddeez, chimed in along the same lines and said, “I thought the shirt would at least be one of the Walmart button-up besties. What is this.” The real lesson to learn here is how Chris handled the situation with a dash of humor and a whole lot of lessons.