Good lord, is there anything Republicans don’t get their panties in a twist about? For a political party that likes to insult Democrats by calling them “snowflakes,” they sure do have thin skin. But we’re not talking about disagreements over major issues like inflation, the pandemic, gun violence, or the fact that 46 million Americans are saddled with student loan debt. No, today the most pressing concern of Republicans regards Pizza Hut and the chain’s “BOOK IT!” program.
You remember “BOOK IT!” right? Back in the day, you earned a delicious, cheesy, greasy glob otherwise known as a Personal Pan Pizza for reading a certain number of books. Apparently, the program is still around…and now it’s pissing conservatives off.
The pizza chain started trending (perhaps for the first time ever?) on Twitter after a handful of tweets by right-wing nutjobs sparked outrage among GOP supporters.
Jack Posobiec, a host of something not worth paying attention to, retweeted propaganda about how Pizza Hut included a book about a kid who dresses in drag in the “BOOK IT!” program.
“They took everything from us,” Posobiec tweeted.
They took everything from us https://t.co/bmUQo2C2we
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) June 3, 2022
“Everything” as in…a large pepperoni with a side of breadsticks? Jeez. We’re sorry for your loss, man. How are you going to go on? Maybe you heard 19 kids were recently killed in Uvalde, Texas, by an 18-year-old with an assault rifle, but this pizza thing is a real tragedy in comparison.
“Pizza Hut has gone full woke, now we must make them full broke,” tweeted Brigitte Gabriel, who claims to be a New York Times bestselling author but clearly never progressed beyond the Dr. Seuss level of reading.
Pizza Hut has gone full woke, now we must make them full broke.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) June 3, 2022
The ridiculous conservative outcry continued. But the big brains of Twitter fought back. In honor of those who support literacy programs like “BOOK IT!”, want to celebrate LGBTQIA people for Pride Month, and just plain love the Hut, we bring you the funniest Twitter reactions to Pizza Hut going “full woke” for Pride Month.
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This you? https://t.co/4Cj1Ump9Pf
— Welcome to Hellworld(@SK86Politix) June 3, 2022
Can somebody explain to me how Pizza Hut went “full woke”? It’s a pizza place, y’all need to go outside https://t.co/cf5Yn33tUa
— GhostShark The Orbiter (@GhostShark247) June 3, 2022
This is not a drill. Pizza Hut has gone full woke. Everyone, get in your positions. https://t.co/sp9Pua9vHX
— online nobody (@online_nobody) June 3, 2022
Me, when Pizza Hut forgets the marinara sauce for my breadsticks: https://t.co/qG0HRoSaWI
— Zeke Gonzalez (@zekegonzalez22) June 3, 2022
It’s true, I just went to Pizza Hut and they renamed it to Pronouns Hut and I wanted Artichokes and my they/them cashier said “oh we don’t have those, you’ll have to get ArtiWokes instead”. Then they put BLM basil on my pizza and said it’s mandatory to put it on every order. https://t.co/sHm3mtjKFh
— Certified Lover Boy (@Chert_Tweets) June 3, 2022
WOKE pizza hut put GENDER IN THE STUFFED CRUST https://t.co/T29Q8PGEj3
— Darn It, Garnet (@darnitgarnet1) June 3, 2022
— Sue Bird Stan (@noletsbaby) June 3, 2022
If you still fucking with Pizza Hut you worried about the wrong broke https://t.co/ScjfokW7M9
— The Dead “Sí” (@composeyrself_) June 3, 2022
According to GOP this morning; It’s OK to force women to have kids, it’s OK to check kids g*nitals so they can confirm their sex for sports, it’s OK to allow them to be shot to death in school bc they can still have guns but not OK for Pizza Hut to rec books? Did I miss anything?
— (@Owlallowit) June 3, 2022
Apparently Pizza Hut is trending because some ultra conservatives are offended that the BOOK IT recommended books include Pride books. So, hey, three things:
1 – I’m totally getting that drag book
2 – Book It is still a thing! Awesome
3 – Conservatives are sensitive.
— Joe Mastrangelo (@BostonBeernuts) June 3, 2022
Seeing more outrage from certain corners of the internet about Pizza Hut having Pride inclusion in their Book It program than I did for the actual murder of children, and I can’t help but think if more people had PARTICIPATED in Book It, misinformation might not be so effective.
— Richard Jeter (@MilesToGo13) June 3, 2022
I can’t believe some of ya’ll are coming for the BookIt Program and Pizza Hut.. Some of you really hate your lives. Many of you only read because of that pizza.. let’s be honest.
— Minda Harts (@MindaHarts) June 3, 2022
*As a shadow darkens my face, I scream through the howling wind* “I WARNED YOU what Pizza Hut has become!” *lightning strikes behind my silhouette.* https://t.co/cet5RWlzfV
— The Terrier (@JackShawhan) June 3, 2022