(READ DESCRIPTION) Hey there pals. This #pride I want you to all have fun, but also to keep in mind that corporations are going to try to take advantage of you. It's nice and fun to buy rainbow merch from places, but keep in mind that companies aren't people and don't have morals: they're not your friend. In #America, homosexuality has only been legal nationwide since 2003. Over half of the states in the US have 0 employment protection on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. In Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco, homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment. Russia is perhaps more known for it's anti-LGBT laws, mostly due to an anti-Russian media: but in short, there are laws restricting freedom of expression. Not mentioned in the picture is Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is punishable by death. These are all places where McDonald's restaurants can be found, and where the CEO of McDonald's, Steve Easterbrook, gets a profit. Companies are not your friend. #captialism is not your friend. These funky rainbow-packaged fries boxes won't be sold in Saudi Arabia, or Morocco, or the aforementioned places, because of the fact it won't generate a profit. Don't let companies fool you, and don't let them make you think they're on our side. They're on the side of wherever the money is. Don't let their advertising work. Don't let them take advantage of you, and turn our love and identities into a profit.
Have a safe and good pride. ❤💛💚💙💜 #LGBT