What Does 'You Think Coming Out As Gay Is Hard' Mean? The Meme Explained
Whisper has evolved from being a normie confessional image-sharing platform to becoming a meme template meant to evoke one's deepest darkest thoughts. Moreover, some Whisper confessionals lay out the perfect snowclone to riff on for a hilarious ironic meme. Thus, "You think coming out as gay is hard?" was born, with a Whisper user sharing their trouble with coming to terms with their sole attraction to anime girls.
Where Does The 'You Think Coming Out As Gay Is Hard?' Meme Come From?
Sometime in the year 2020, a person divulged a pretty sordid secret about their sexual attraction to anime girls. Unfortunately, this confession was framed as being at odds with coming out as gay, with the supposed "tolerant left" being the villain ostracising the otakus amongst us. Moreover, the confession was framed against an image of what appears to be a Shinji from Neon Genesis as a femboy wearing a maid costume. Coincidence? I think not.
Soon enough, someone found the Whisper image and edited it to make an ironic meme about another quality the so-called "tolerant left" finds abhorrent: being Italian.
What Does 'The Tolerant Left' Mean?
The "tolerant left" is a phrase used to describe progressive left-wing ideas, which present themselves as more tolerant and accepting of different races, sexualities and opinions. Criticism of this conception is also present in popular culture, with the "So much for the tolerant left" being a meme that touches on the issue.
How Can I Use This Meme?
"You think coming out as gay is hard?" is a mostly ironic meme format that can be used to defend most questionable ideas and opinions you might have, especially if it's a tongue-in-cheek reference to things the "tolerant left" might not tolerate, just on account of taste.
For the full history of "You think coming out as gay is hard?" be sure to check out our entry on the meme here for even more information.
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