When a misogynistic Twitter account mocked a beautiful moment from his wedding ceremony, 23-year-old Adam Harris was not having it -- and the Internet was there to back him up.
On May 22, the account tweeted an image of Harris during his wedding ceremony to its 850,000 followers, offering this offensive commentary on the emotional moment:
He's thinking about all the side hoes he has to give up pic.twitter.com/7e1Kyiz8VM
— Meninist (@MeninistTweet) May 22, 2015
Though the @MeninistTweet account bio claims it is a parody, it's unlikely the intentions behind the account's sexist comments are anything other than to offend.
Unsurprisingly, the account wasn't interested in the actual emotion captured in the image. Harris described the moment to The Huffington Post. It was the first time he'd laid eyes on his wife-to-be on the day of his wedding ceremony, he said.
"When she emerged through the doors I couldn't hold it in," he said of his bride, Tisa Forrest. "She looked gorgeous."
The image captured "a mix of excitement and pure happiness," he said. Harris, a writer in Austin, Texas, responded to the tweet directed at him and his bride like a true gentleman:
Or I was thinking about my wife, but you know, do you. https://t.co/MS5TBkT0hy
— Adam Harris (@AdamHSays) May 23, 2015
Soon, other Twitter users shared messages of love and support.
@AdamHSays what a beautiful moment, and your wife looks stunning. Much love xo
— Paige B (@pgebrdrm) May 23, 2015
@AdamHSays wowowow you both look so beautiful that day. I'm sorry they thought your wedding day was a joke. I hope you both had a happy day.
— Alexis (@OneLostFaerie) May 23, 2015
@AdamHSays such a badass response to this, correcting without trying to be aggressive back. Serious respect
— ☽Enma☽ (@MineralMoon) May 23, 2015
— joshua layton (@rolandfinn) May 25, 2015
— lil starlet (@latypus) May 23, 2015
@AdamHSays this is the best tweet in the history of twitter
— mqg (@MayaQuetzali) May 25, 2015
Harris said he was aware of the intended humorous tone of the tweet, but found nothing comical about his beautiful wedding moment. "I knew they were trying to make a 'joke,' but it simply wasn't funny and I've seen similar memes that I've corrected," he said. "So I responded in kind."
Stay classy, Adam.
H/T Elite Daily