QUEER VOICES
03/15/2012 12:25 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

#ToMyUnbornChild Twitter Trend Sparks Homophobic Tweets (PHOTOS)

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.

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#ToMyUnbornChild Tweets 2012

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