Matt Benedetto, a gay man based in Burlington Vermont, US, unveiled his latest invention for a “problem that doesn’t exist” – a “hot dog privacy screen” for straight men who feel self-conscious while chowing down on a wiener.
Wearing a t-shirt of Joe Exotic, Benedetto revealed the mock gizmo on his Twitter account, Unnecessary Inventions, in a video which has netted more than 1.4 million views and a lot of exasperated LGBT+ people, who have really had it with heterosexual nonsense.×
Indeed, straight men having problems with eating hot dogs in fear of being labelled gay is well and truly the tip of the heterosexual iceberg. Straight men struggle using emojis, recycling, seeing sunsets, sitting in comfortable chairs – all they see as apparent threats to their sturdy, cast iron masculinity.
I invented the Glizzy Gripper. A hot dog holder with a privacy screen for people who don't like to be watched while they eat their wieners. Seconds anyone?! pic.twitter.com/ncEsZbRZwD— Unnecessary Inventions (@mattyxb) October 1, 2020
And not even the literal threat of humanity’s demise has stopped straight men being straight men – they even refuse to wear face masks.
Pretty much everyone mocks ‘hot dog privacy screen’ clearly marketed towards straight men and straight men only.
So, as the unveiling of the “Grizzy Gripper” rippled across social media, you can absolutely bet that everyone cracked the same joke.
Benedetto makes the majority of his inventions using 3-D printing methods, many of which he has no intention of manufacturing commercially. A truly devastating blow to the Straight Men’s Rights movement, no doubt.