(IL) – A woman filmed tearing down OkCupid LGBT propaganda ads plastered all over a subway in New York is being hailed as a hero on social media.
An unidentified woman on a New York City subway car was filmed tearing down ads promoting LGBTQ lifestyles, promiscuity and abortion. The viral stunt has drawn both applause and criticism on social media.
A video of the incident, which made the rounds online on Wednesday and Thursday, begins with the woman ripping down a provocative ad for the dating app OKCupid. “All this is gross, all this is gross,” she told other passengers. “I don’t know, for kids to be looking at this, is that OK?”
A fellow passenger filming the rant replied, “No it’s not, it’s wrong” as the woman added, “It’s propaganda. It affects the next generation. I don’t know why, like, no one sees this. This is disgusting.”
A male straphanger agreed, calling the ads “desensitization,” while another passenger said they are “normalizing” abnormal behaviors.
The woman then resumed tearing down the advertisements, most of which were for the popular digital dating platform. Many of the ads were sexually explicit or suggestive, such as one promoting the app using a picture of two mouths with a single tongue connecting them. Another ad targets “every single pansexual,” while yet another refers to “every single non-monogamist,” accompanied by an image of a group of people making out on a bench.
Other ads in OKCupid’s latest campaign include heavily politicized statements such as, “It’s OK to choose Mr. Right based on how far he leans left,” “It’s OK to only date someone who’s pro-choice,” and – seemingly at odds with the sentiment of the previous two – “It’s OK to have strong convictions and abandon them for the night.”
In the viral video, the ad-defacing woman argues that the messaging is a form of social engineering. “They’re trying to divide and conquer us. The government is against us, and you guys don’t see it,” she said.
Go off, Queen!