A Facebook group originally named “Stop the Steal” that had over 64,000 members was dismayed on Friday to find that the group name had been changed to “Gay Communists for Socialism.” Additionally, the group’s banner image was changed to a photo of Barack Obama and Joe Biden running down a White House hallway with rainbow flags in hand.
Images showing the change and the angry responses from group members were quick to pop up on Twitter as democracy fans reveled in their discomfort.
Many of the group members seem to be confused by the sudden change, with some blaming Facebook itself and others seeming to think the original administrators actually had a sudden and drastic change of heart. Others posited they were the victims of some cheeky hackers or clever pranksters.
It’s no secret that Trump supporters are no fan of Obama, Biden, communism, or socialism, and some of them also tend to have a problem with the LGBTQ community. The social media platform would, of course, never change a group’s name like this, so the original administrators either planned this prank from the beginning (screenshots show that it started on November 5), or the group was hacked.
Today, the group appears to have disappeared entirely from the platform. It’s currently unknown whether it was deleted by administrators or taken down by Facebook. All anybody knows is that the prank and group member reactions were hilarious.