Rob McElhenny said “Gay motherf***in’ rights!” and we appreciate the support.
For years, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star and co-creator Rob McElhenney made jokes about his character Ronald “Mac” McDonald’s sexuality. But by the show’s 12th season, the character earnestly came out as gay. McElhenney then created a compelling coming out dance sequence that his character performed for his father. It doesn’t hurt that McElhenney has LGBTQ people within his close circles. For instance, his mother came out as a lesbian in his youth, which he later talked about in interviews.
With all of this in mind, it seems like a no-brainer that McElhenney would agree to fan requests to say “gay rights.” The moment was recorded, of course, and then made its way to Twitter where the video has circulated amongst fans and LGBTQ people.
“GAY MOTHERFUCKIN RIGHTS!” -ROB MCELHENNEY pic.twitter.com/eevhfLWv6S
— 🏹 (@forcefinns) January 30, 2020
IM LOOSING MY MINDDDDD THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
— saoirse ronan’s bangs (@rebelfinnn) January 30, 2020
— India Gray (@IndiaGray) January 30, 2020
I love you for this hahahahah
— You Know The Thing (@TheMicMichael) January 31, 2020
Keep in mind, McElhenney is straight and married to co-star Kaitlin Olson. That said, we’ll appreciate a supportive and vocal ally any day.