Brad Pitt orders ‘Straight Pride Parade’ organizers to cease using him as mascot
Brad Pitt has ordered the organizers of the “Straight Pride Parade” in Boston to cease using his name and likeness as the “unofficial mascot” for their movement.
Super Happy Fun America, the group which is organizing the “Straight Pride Parade” tentatively scheduled for August 31, says it advocates on “behalf of the straight community in order to foster respect and awareness with people from all walks of life.”
Pitt was the group’s “unofficial mascot” and his name and image were used on Super Happy Fun America’s website.
“Congratulations to Mr. Pitt for being the face of this important civil rights movement,” the website read.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pitt ordered Super Happy Fun America to remove his name and images from the website. Now, mentions of his name have been redacted and his images have been replaced with redacted photos.
Super Happy Fun America announced that controversial right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, who is gay, will now serve as the “Straight Pride Parade’s” mascot and grand marshal.