In what can be seen as a disturbing sign of the times, a seemingly harmless Twitter trend quickly descended into a flurry of homophobic statements from people of all ages within a span of 24 hours.
Users initially used the hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild to tweet to their future children. While some sent messages of love, devotion and a happy childhood, others began threatening to murder their kids if they turned out gay.
One user suggested his child "might as well die as a miscarriage" if he or she turned out gay, while another simply threatened to disown the youth.
Tae a look at 20 of the most disturbing #ToMyUnbornChild tweets (WARNING: contains graphic language)
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story included a tweet from a user named @MrNovan. It has been brought to our attention that the the tweet was actually a retweet and did not represent the user's actual opinion on the topic. We apologize for the error.