An American blogger, author, and self-described “asshole” by the name of Aaron Clarey is currently getting ratio’d on Twitter for posting a photo of Pride-themed shirts and dresses at Target and complaining that he just wants shoes. It’s unclear whether he tried the shoe section or if he was somehow so paralyzed by rainbows that he was unable to make it to the shoe section.
And here’s a screenshot, for provenance:
It’s also unclear why a guy who dresses like that for his Twitter profile photo would ever shop at Target, but go off?
Clarey has written such hits as Bachelor Pad Economics and The Black Man’s Guide Out of Poverty: For Black Men Who Demand Better (Clarey is white) and has been a vocal critic of modern feminism. He also has a podcast, because of course he does, with installments featuring names such as “The ‘Hot Flight Attendants’ Episode.” He is the CEO of a company called “Asshole Consulting.”
So basically, he’s the kind of guy who thinks women should suck it up and deal with sexual harassment while trying to do their jobs but can’t handle the sight of too many rainbows clustered into one area.
Sir, this is a Target and you're looking for shoes in the shirt aisle. https://t.co/wzbUaX9jNP— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) June 11, 2019
Then just buy some shoes, dude. https://t.co/cgNZ1Pztok— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 11, 2019
Then why the fuck aren't you in the shoe section? https://t.co/63mgM59ZPQ— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) June 11, 2019
Well, honey, your first problem is that you’re shopping among the dresses and tops. https://t.co/D9fATVxXoL— Thanos (@FightOnTwist) June 11, 2019
Here we see the straight white male, the most fragile species on Twitter https://t.co/02vSq8qka5— Manifest Injury (@barkflight) June 11, 2019
so i have this really crazy idea for you, Aaron, but i THINK it might help: try heading to the shoe section of the store https://t.co/bJkr7wXdfR— nicole ⚢ (@nicole22___) June 11, 2019
You ever try this flex when they have the patriotic stuff up for the 4th of July https://t.co/yMtOybhIpA— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) June 11, 2019
Lmao he wasn’t looking for no damn shoes old white men have one pair for like 10 years😂 https://t.co/nE7UqiRP5I— King Juice (@Juice_731) June 11, 2019
Imagine being this fragile.... https://t.co/tQ7TdRxrWR— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 11, 2019
Oh god, did you have to walk by some rainbows, you fuckin snowflake? Hope you didn’t catch “the gay” https://t.co/7q5e0uILOV— Josh Mikel (@Joshua_Mikel) June 11, 2019
You can still get your shoes inspector gadget https://t.co/mJLkRgwEJG— Chelsea 🏁⚜️ (@charmbbyx) June 11, 2019
They don't carry the ones that honk. https://t.co/2zrIF71qBJ— The Nash is coming from inside the house (@Nash076) June 11, 2019
Sir, this is a gay Wendy’s. https://t.co/0xsIvZrEOM— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) June 11, 2019
it’s true: all the pride stuff has taken over the entirety of the store. no longer is there a baby section or a home goods section or, as aaron pointed out, a shoe section. it is now just the gay section. it is the gay store. may the gays reign. https://t.co/PGYNbKaFEa— chad, patron saint of chaos (@endofanerajc) June 11, 2019
Conservatives: these triggered little snowflakes are offended by everything!— Kyle 🌱 (@KylePlantEmoji) June 11, 2019
Also conservatives: https://t.co/rCR7SSstYN
This is the same kind of guy who will tell you you're a snowflake for, like, wanting to get a job while disabled, not be beaten up for holding hands with your gf or not be brutalized by police— Laura Dorwart, Ph.D. (@laurawritesit) June 11, 2019
but he had to see rainbow thingies so he's the oppressed one https://t.co/wwbem6s237
lol your clown ass looks like hed buy his shoes at target and not cus you’re broke. https://t.co/k4bEPkHvvS— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) June 11, 2019
You should see if they have some security for your sexuality, Aaron https://t.co/wdm5HCbwGr— Jesus Christ (@SonOfDadAndMom) June 11, 2019
Crocs are on aisle 3, Aaron. https://t.co/ViKTFonOkr— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) June 11, 2019
Every time I walk into Target for some batteries, if I am forced to walk by the Hot Wheels aisle, I stand and scream at each and every toy until I tire myself out enough to nap on the floor https://t.co/WR0Q4HTgSQ— A Literal Homosexual (@kyry5) June 11, 2019
is the pride clothing in the way of your shoes? is it stopping you? is it in your way? can you not walk around it? did your legs start trembling at the sight of gayness and you can't move, to go get your target ass shoes? https://t.co/eageZQrFk6— 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗼 (@m8ngluvr) June 11, 2019
straight pride is buying your shoes at target https://t.co/QwHyafXYM4— meat coupon (@CyberBully92) June 11, 2019
How do cis straight conservative men get through their days without complete meltdowns, if they can’t pass one section of target to get to the next section?— Monjula Ray (@queerBengali) June 11, 2019
This is a further example of cis het conservative men just not having enough resilience to be leaders.
I hope it was worth the time it took to get out your phone, take the photo, and upload it to Twitter, Aaron.