When I saw that someone named Pastor Troy was trending on Twitter earlier today, I didn’t even blink and went right back to my work, because I didn’t know who he is. I swear.
Sorry to than man.
But when I logged back onto social media and saw that whoever this person is, he and the words “homophobe” and “irrelevant” was being linked to Lil Nas X, I was intrigued. I initially thought, “Oh he must be a real pastor doing what too many anti-LGBTQ pastors do, condemning the people that Jesus would actually love if he were on Earth.”
But when I saw all the curse words in Troy’s post, it was clear that he’s no real man of God, just an old-fashioned, outdated rapper who is projecting his own insecurities about his failure to launch music career onto Lil Nas X, who recently won two Grammys on Sunday night.
And like most homophobes, Troy decided to incoherently lash out at an out and proud gay Black man for not adhering to the same tired gender norms they feel chained to, claiming that men like Lil Nas X are more successful because somehow they are emasculating themselves, which white people like and reward.
“Welp, Guess I won’t be winning a GRAMMY…If this what I gotta wear,” the irrelevant rapper wrote on his Instagram page on Wednesday. “They love to push this sh– on our kids!!”
(That sh– he is referring to must be being LGBTQ, which we all know you can’t “catch” through the TV or encourage a child to be, but I digress.)
From there, it only got more nonsensical with Troy ranting about how he and his teenage son were watching an Applebees commercial that featured a gay couple and somehow got mad at cheese sticks.
“[They were] kissing and laughing eating mozzarella sticks” in an Applebee’s commercial. “First Thing My 14 yr old Son said was, ‘F**** Applebee’s’ And It Brought Joy to My Heart!!” he wrote.
“He sees it…their agenda to take the masculinity from Men, Black Men Especially. Some may say, ‘He Making Money!!’ Rupaul do too, but I ain’t bumping his CD!!! Integrity is Priceless. Y’all Better open that 3rd Eye and let your Sons Know What Is Real…Or They Ass Gone Be Headed Down That Old Town Road Foreal!!”
Imagine being this steam pressed about what someone else is wearing.
Obviously, it was only time before his hateful post came across Lil Nas X’s timeline and when it did, he had the perfect clap back.
“damn i look good in that pic on god,” the 20-year-old tweeted on Wednesday.
The “Old Town Road” singer also came with the jokes:
I’m glad that Lil Nas X can laugh about it, but honestly, he shouldn’t have to endure this type of homophobic nonsense for having the audacity to live his life openly and his own terms. Same with Billy Porter. LET HIM LIVE TOO!
The idea that these Black men embrace their feminity, whether with their fashion and/or mannerisms, is a problem or some conspiracy to rob straight cisgender Black men of their masculinity is delusional and quite dangerous. This hate leads to raising our boys to believe that dominance and aggression is the only way to be a “real man,” while putting men like Lil Nas X and cis women like us in danger for living in their truth.
Quiet as its kept, this toxic masculinity most definitely puts Black trans women in danger too, because we shame cis Black men for loving and being attracted to them, which leads to violence and sadly, even death.)
Y’all, we gotta do better because Black LGBTQ folks deserve a hella lot better than this.
Meanwhile, I’m sure Pastor Troy is at home feeling important and seen, but like most trolls, their time in the spotlight doesn’t last very long, and soon he will slither back into the hole his non-rapping a** came from. While he’s back in his natural habitat, he will be forced to worry about his stagnant career and not Lil Nas X or this supposed “gay agenda” he speaks of.
Black Twitter wasted no time to get Pastor Troy together! Here’s what they had to say:
Pastor Troy is irrelevant, miserable, homophobic, & bitter.— Bella Goth (@HoodSocialism) January 29, 2020
Nobody with sense is checking for you nor your trash music. There's no gay agenda. Nobody's forcing anything on you & your son. You're just bitter bigot who is mad that a Black gay man achieved more success than you.
Shutting the fuck up is free, and yet Terry Crews and Pastor Troy are old enough to know better and still feel the need to be as ignorant as they can possibly be, for every person in earshot and eyesight to see.— !⃝ 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 is toxic. (@blackcruor) January 29, 2020
Absolutely asinine. https://t.co/vTuJs3U0NF
Pastor troy in applebees making sure no gay people get mozzarella sticks like pic.twitter.com/0QfVggh5QJ— Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) January 29, 2020
According to Pastor Troy, you should love thy neighbor...except when they're on a date, flirting, eating mozzarella sticks, and gay. In that case, you should get on social media and make a damn fool of yourself and expose hatred and toxic intolerance.— TeacherInYourPocket (@teacher_pocket) January 29, 2020
Pastor Troy said gay men do not deserve mozzarella sticks from Applebees or Grammys.— Goddess of Carbs (@Xtraordinary49) January 29, 2020
And if you nakers don't wake up you going to hell. pic.twitter.com/Qj7sXm6SVO
Pastor Troy at Applebee's watching two gay men enjoy themselves eating mozzarella sticks pic.twitter.com/pJdmGQHkH3— Keiko Yukimura (@KeikoYYH) January 29, 2020
Pastor Troy thinks he’s not getting a Grammy because he won’t dress in a gender-bending way.— Brentley 💋 (@LikeBentley) January 29, 2020
Funny cuz that’s not the reason why he ain’t gettin a Grammy. pic.twitter.com/KxMEylUpfS
Men like Pastor Troy are so weird and outdated. If you feel like your masculinity can be "taken" because of what someone else wore or how they live their life....you never had it in the first place. pic.twitter.com/lZ1aQEtVCV— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) January 29, 2020
Pastor Troy really out here lookin like a Kraft Single mad about some cheese sticks pic.twitter.com/ECnWd56bP4— Ty Robot (@Ty_Robot) January 29, 2020
Pastor Troy: "Welp, Guess I won’t be winning a Grammy...if this is what I gotta wear."— Millions Kahns (@KahnScience) January 29, 2020
Literally EVERYONE else: pic.twitter.com/pFLjhEwy6C
What’s a Pastor Troy? pic.twitter.com/nOfliFwKJX— Morbidly HoeBeast (@yourditarrie) January 29, 2020
Pastor Troy you ain’t even win a BET award let alone get invited to the Grammys... like you say and types all that for a dude who never even spoke a word to you nor took food out your mouth! THE HATE IS REAL 🤧 pic.twitter.com/jbsCNAFct5— First Gentleman Warnock (@snooty_heaux) January 29, 2020
What Pastor Troy should have done and minded his own buisness pic.twitter.com/D1XbBbmfKv— DKT (@darleneturner53) January 29, 2020
Me searching up “PastorTroy” and still not knowing who he is 😭 pic.twitter.com/OrmyJIJUxI— J A Y M O E (@tgi_jeremy) January 29, 2020
Pastor Troy is really just trying to be relevant and by responding to him we are letting everyone know who he is but not because of his music but his homophobic views... congrats @PastorTroyDSGB it did work, good luck on selling anything after today or get nominated— Ace_Rasta (@5_StarNiteLife) January 29, 2020
Pastor Troy needs to stay outta grown folks business. pic.twitter.com/tfBTXbsvgU— Dr. Freelance Auntie 💛💙🐝 (@naturallyfabu) January 29, 2020