After the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage on Friday, 26 million Facebook users switched their profile pictures to feature a rainbow filter to show their support, Time reported. While the rainbow filter trend exploded online, so did another: Facebook users began using an American flag filter in protest of the “Celebrate Pride” rainbow filter.
Tweeters promoting the American flag filter used hashtags such as #rednationrising and #AmericanPride. The filter download was featured on RightWingnews.com with the title “American Flag Your Facebook Profile.”
â€” JON The Meme'ifier ✏ (@JonJayGroden) June 30, 2015
â€” RNRWestVirginia (@RNRWestVirginia) June 29, 2015
People were also taking to Twitter to voice their requests for Snapchat to adopt an American flag filter, as well. Snapchat had featured rainbow geofilters that read “Making History” in celebration of the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage.
Can we just get an American flag filter on snapchat? That would be nice.
â€” Makenzie Worthington (@mak3510) June 27, 2015
I'm offended snap chat doesnt have an American flag filter.
â€” Parker Dunn (@ParkerDunn01) June 27, 2015
Despite the viral filter debate, one Twitter user featured in the Independent captured his pride for gay rights and America in one snapshot.
â€” Nick Manes (@nickmanes1) June 28, 2015