Inclusive Rainbow Park Bench Is Anti-Homeless

  • Apark bench seems like the most neutral object in the world. You sit, you gaze out at the scenery, maybe feed a few ducks, then go about your business. Well, benches are generally designed with less benign intentions.
  • Twitter user Isaac Azuelos shared a picture of a bench painted in a rainbow, commenting, “When you’re inclusive but still hate the poor.”
  • What’s he talking about? The arms on benches are generally added at intervals that discourage people from being able to sleep on them, as a way to deter homeless people from resting there. He also seems to be implying that the rainbow is in the colors of the LGBTQ flag. They’re not, actually, but it’s still a cheerful coating a depressing object.
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