Pokemon Go Vs Westboro Baptist Church Is What the Internet Was Made For
Troll the trolls who troll things for a living.
BY Jamie Ballard | Jul 12, 2016 | Culture
We live in a strange, chaotic world when the modern form of protest against a notoriously horrible group like the Westboro Baptist Church somehow involves Pokemon Go.
Marking the WBC as a "gym" in Pokemon Go means that players can place their Pokemon at the real-life location to defend a digital title. Some intrepid soul put a pink, fluffy, fairy-like Pokemon named "Loveislove" in the faces of a group that seems to exist solely for purposes of bigotry.
Never one to stay silent (even when it really, really should), the WBC developed a strangely aggressive approach to the issue by putting a creepy alto chorus singing homophobic chants over a flashing image of Pikachu.
Oh Pikachu, what have they done to you?
It looks like the church is "recruiting" Pokemon to join them in their battle against human decency. It's like when a corporation tries to be hip with the kids by referencing dank memes, except, you know, a million times worse.
You hear that, kids? The Westboro Baptist Church makes "virtual SIGNS" (which completely bastardise a beloved franchise).
Anyway, if you want to burn the image of Squirtle, Jigglypuff, and other friends holding really awful signs into your retinas forever, then check out the WBC Twitter here, or you could do literally anything else.
From: Esquire US