Tags archives: gay-rights

Gay Marriage Debate Creates Democrats' Most Successful Viral Campaign Ever

Whether you are against it or for it, there is little doubt as to which side of the same-sex marriage debate is winning the new media battle. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts all over the nation are lighting up in support of same-sex marriage as the Supreme Court listens to arguments over the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Junior U.S. Senator from New […]

Best Twitter Reactions to BuzzFeed Employee Tweeting Gay Group, "Suck My D*ck"

It was the tweet heard ’round the world. BuzzFeed Senior Copywriter, Josh Fjelstad, vulgarly tweeted for a gay conservative Republican group to “suck his dick.” Fjelstad dug his heels in then later deleting the tweet. BuzzFeed employees should know that scrubbing the internet and not apologizing only makes it worse. We decided to round up some of the reactions: Chris Barron is a Co-Founder and the Board Chairman Emeritus of […]

Scrubbing Fail: BuzzFeed's @JoshFjelstad Deletes Tweets Telling Gay Group to 'Suck His Dick'

Yesterday Viral Read was the first to report the crude tweets Josh Fjelstad, BuzzFeed’s Senior Copywriter, tweeted out to the world. Enraged by news that the gay conservative Republican organization, GOProud, is back to backing gay marriage (but now more formally) he mentioned the group and tweeted for it to, “SUCK MY DICK.” They were obviously too late in sharing Fjelstad’s same political position for him. Coverage followed our story over […]

BuzzFeed Senior Copywriter, Josh Fjelstad, Tells Gay Republican Group to 'Suck His Dick' (Update: Fjelstad digs in)

An article from his colleague promoted BuzzFeed Senior Copywriter, Josh Fjelstad to tweet “WOW GOPROUD FINALLY CAME OUT IN SUPPORT OF GAY MARRIAGE. SO PROGRESSIVE. SO PROUD OF YOU. SUCK MY DICK.” Chairman Emeritus Chris Barron retweeted the tweet, adding Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith to the tweet. GOProud’s Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia told Viral Read, “It is not an appropriate tweet from someone who is a senior copy writer at BuzzFeed. […]