Streaming service Netflix has been giving more and more representation to the LGBTQ community with its original programming for quite some time now.
The new Spanish high school drama Elite, for example, features an oh-so-cute gay couple – “Omar” (Omar Ayuso) and “Ander” (Aron Piper).
Over the weekend, Netflix shared a still of the couple (fondly nicknamed “Omander”) just about to lock lips on its Instagram account (11 million followers) with the caption, “The only thing I want is to be with you. #Omander”
There were lots of positive comments but, as Taylor Swift likes to sing, “haters gonna hate, hate, hate.” And they did.
Mixed in with very supportive comments were the predictable negative-nancy trolls.
But one comment, from a user named ‘judas_priest12321’ caught the attention of the folks handling the Netflix account.
The hater left this little bon mot: “Get the f*ck off my Instagram. Not ever person on the planet is gay. You are trying way to hard.”
Grammar and spelling issue aside, the negativity reeked. But Netflix was not having the hate.
Amid a flood of rainbow emojis, Netflix slapped back writing, “…sorry couldn’t read your comment while surrounded by all these beautiful rainbows…” (props to Twitter user Ajay for the screen cap).
That comment inspired thousands of rainbow and pride emoji themed responses.
The post has garnered over 400,000 ‘likes’ so far, and an amazing 12,000 comments.
This isn’t the first time Netflix has defended its LGBTQ-themed programming.
Back in August, when the service announced Dancing Queen, a new docu-series following RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Alyssa Edwards, the folks running the network’s Instagram clapped back at several haters who felt the need to hate on the upcoming series.
Much thanks to the folks at Netflix! Keep hitting the haters with that rainbow love!