Trump-Pence's penetrating new logo is for the birds... and the bees
On Friday, the presumptive GOP presidential candidate tweeted that he had chosen Pence as his vice presidential candidate. The ticket quickly unveiled its new logo, which features a T and a P within a US flag, only the two letters are entwined in a way that could best be described as intimate.
People were quick to notice the suggestive lettering, and the jokes came in fast and hard.
The reaction on social media calls to question how on earth the GOP okayed a logo with such seemingly obvious homoerotic connotations...
Trump-Pence logo has Pence giving Trump hand-job. Bros together. 👊👊👊 pic.twitter.com/Bq7qdCnw6K— Jerry Saltz (@jerrysaltz) July 15, 2016
... Especially given Pence’s stance on gay rights. The Indiana governor HAS described gay marriage as a “societal collapse” and voted against a number of laws to provide the LGBTQ community with equal rights.
the Trump-Pence logo looks like a forbidden sex act that Pence would definitely not be OK with pic.twitter.com/sZxVv3E32h— Matt Negrin (@MattNegrin) July 15, 2016
One user pointed that the logo may have been designed for Trump’s first VP pick, his daughter.
The Trump/Pence logo makes more sense when you realize it was originally designed for Trump’s first VP pick, his daughter.— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) July 15, 2016
Others highlighted its similarity to an Aryan Nations logo.
On the left, the Aryan Nations logo.— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 15, 2016
On the right, the Trump Pence logo. pic.twitter.com/ie3Qb6E5i9
Not everyone felt the same about the new logo.
Others chose to mock the new hashtag for the Republican duo, #Trumppence, due to its similarity with a song from Mary Poppins.
Some helpfully suggested alternative designs.