Arrow star Stephen Amell attended Vancouver Pride the past weekend, where he wore a t-shirt that read: “I’m not gay, but $20 is $20."
We thought it was funny, however no everyone thought so.
your straight ass shouldn't have even went to pride if you gonna wear that homophobic ass shirt. deactivate @StephenAmell
— “?????????” (@mattisaiah) August 5, 2018
Mikey Keating over at Instinct found it particularly offensive. So much so that he managed to write an entire op-ed about it.
“I don’t doubt that Amell isn’t an ally: He even appeared in two episodes of the silver screen gay Bible, Queer As Folk,” Keating writes. “But the shirt choice is just, stupid. That shirt is basically saying you’ll be gay for (low) pay.”
“I can’t believe these shirts are still in circulation!” he adds.
Thankfully, not everyone found the shirt so offensive.