Reddit comments have been mostly positive about the photo.
A photo posted on Reddit has created some buzz, both positive and negative in the comments section.
User Jimmie Berguin [goldenboy2191] says he was with his girlfriend at her job in Champaign, Illinois, when a man walked in with a t-shirt that read, “I love [heart] my gay dads.”
Berguin says he snapped the picture after sparking a discussion with the man about his choice of attire.
He told Gay Star News, “I was at the front desk with her [girlfriend], and commented on the man’s shirt you see in the photo.
“He laughed and thanked me and said he likes to wear it to piss off his dad. Whenever he would go see his dad at work, he would wear that shirt to make all his dad’s co-workers laugh.
“I personally was cracking up at the story and situation, thus resulting in this photo being taken.”
The comments section has had a mostly positive reaction but some responses criticize the slight as being a mockery of the LGBT community.
“If his dad isn’t gay, then this is cultural appropriation and it’s not ok,” claims one subscriber.
But Gay Star News found one LGBT user who was amused at the photo, saying it brightened his day.
“From a gay dude who was just disowned by his closest sibling and struggles to protect a far away niece who was kicked out of the house the same week, thank you for posting this,’ said user Left_Brain_Train. “This made the world a slightly less hideous place for me today.
“No one is actually being hurt by his wearing a light-hearted pro-gay T-shirt, even if its intention is to frustrate his father. It doesn’t matter if some older man out there finds this patently offensive. F**k his opinion of it, and who care’s if he’s actually angered?
“The world is crawling with people like that, but obviously T-shirt guy saw the upside of poking right at the nerve of someone’s irrational discomfort. That’s what’s golden here and being able to laugh at it is arguably the purest example of what keeps us human.”