Bit of a flop, really.
Oh, the annual Warped Tour protest by the Westboro Baptist Church. It combines both the worst of humanity (the WBC) and the best (bands).
This year was a bit underwhelming, with a small group of protesters and some story around cookies and Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman?
I was hoping for a bigger reception from you I saw 5 of your minions and 1 brain washed child. I truly feel sorry for him. https://t.co/XGRCjiac0p— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) July 5, 2018
Regardless, it's moments like this that bring out the best in people, and the fine people on Warped Tour are no exception. Here's now some of the bands reacted to the hate-group protesting Warped:
For example, Trash Boat's Tobi Duncan decided to fight hate with love:
Are there any fellow degenerates that wanna come and make out with me in front of the Westboro Baptist Church protest tomorrow?— Tobi Duncan (@Tobi_Duncan) July 4, 2018
Waterparks frontman Awsten Knight also decided to fight hate with (aggressive) love:
DON’T LET UR DREAMS BE DREAMS pic.twitter.com/edcZapkkdp— BLEACH BOY VEVO (@awsten) July 5, 2018
The Warped Tour Mutant Pit Reporter donned some sick threads to share her perspective:
Fuck the Westboro Baptist Church. We will not tolerate hate, closed-mindedness, and judgement towards anyone in our safe space at Warped Tour. We went out to peacefully protest and show them that a community built on love and diversity will always thrive. pic.twitter.com/4Srxk0OWNN— Warped Tori (@torikravitz) July 5, 2018
State Champs' Ryan Scott Graham said what we were all thinking:
Meanwhile As It Is' Ben Biss was surprised to see they exist at all
But as his insta story shows, they were entirely out-numbered:
Basically, after a really short protest and being entirely out-numbered, love won and the WBC took off.
Proud to kiss the beautiful @emmasinnott_ again as we prove that love is stronger than hate, and the Westboro Baptist Church has no place at Warped Tour ��: @jenncurtisphotography SHIRTS PROVIDED BY @blackcraftcult #warped2018 #warpedtour #fuckthewestborobaptistchurch #lovewins #pride #gayaf #gay
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