Gay Twitter erupts in poppers memes after FDA’s national warning
In case there was any confusion, the Food and Drug Administration is not into poppers.
In a series of tweets on June 24–yes, that was Pride Friday in NYC and San Francisco–the FDA urged folks to stop buying and selling the alkl nitrate inhalants, citing an uptick in reported death and hospitalizations linked to their use.
“These products are marketed as nail polish removers but are being ingested or inhaled for recreational use,” the statement reads.
In the next tweet, the FDA name dropped a few brands including Jungle Juice and RUSH.
“’Poppers’ are sold online or at adult novelty stores and packaged in small bottles, ranging from 10 to 40 mL. They appear similar to energy shots, with brand names including Jungle Juice, Extreme Formula, HardWare, Quick Silver and Super RUSH.”
“Poppers” are sold online or at adult novelty stores and packaged in small bottles, ranging from 10 to 40 mL. They appear similar to energy shots, with brand names including Jungle Juice, Extreme Formula, HardWare, Quick Silver and Super RUSH.
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) June 24, 2021
As the FDA’s warning spread on Twitter in the following weeks, the gays had jokes. Lots of jokes.
Here are some of the responses:
The FDA said no more poppers guys!! So no more poppers it is!! pic.twitter.com/A4RLCoheUQ
— nolan (@NolanHenningson) July 8, 2021
Which one of you heauxmosexuals told the straights? about Poppers and now have the fda in homo business?!
— laura luna p (she/her) (@laura_luna) July 8, 2021
FDA telling folks not to use poppers feels like my mom telling me to “be safe” on my way to Touche. that ship has sailed my friend!
— Adam M. Rhodes (@byadamrhodes) July 7, 2021
the FDA can take my poppers from my cold dead hands pic.twitter.com/kew0CzYpCv
— Liz says abolish police, ICE, prisons, & debt ?? (@honeyoaths) July 7, 2021
FDA: stop using poppers.
— Clint Maddox Thompson (@clintmthompson) July 8, 2021
I’m really impressed that we got to have poppers all the way until 2021 before the FDA realized what we were doing ???
— dystopianartifact (@dystopianartist) July 7, 2021
The FDA tryna school us on Poppers….
Chileeee ? pic.twitter.com/CQobxNMk0D
— blooooooop (@justind_shaw) July 7, 2021
congrats to the FDA for making everyone not all ready interested VERY interested in poppers
— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) July 7, 2021
FDA: stop doing poppers
the gays: pic.twitter.com/qPBxyOelji
— ??????? ?????????? (@johnanthonyxo) July 8, 2021
The gays after the fda bans poppers! pic.twitter.com/zELglGx5iX
— lilfruityvert (@themissmamas) July 7, 2021
Gays reading about how the FDA deemed poppers hazardous: pic.twitter.com/se0JqpAodM
— Scorpihoe (@ThatLameGayBoi) July 7, 2021
The FDA is trying to put a stop to poppers??? pic.twitter.com/1Kc5oQcKWM
— he not a boy, he Judge Taylor (@taylorajax) July 6, 2021
Gays when they see the FDA announcement about poppers today. pic.twitter.com/Vs3yfWPlaX
— Mike ???? (@Midwestgay) July 6, 2021
Will wear a mask for the rest of my life if the FDA lets me keep my poppers
— Cancel the Debt, Joe (@themitchcase) July 6, 2021
Gay men trying to explain the importance of poppers to the FDA
— bidi bidi bom boulash ?? (@rrrubenciito) July 7, 2021