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How A Mean Tweet On 'The Future That Liberals Want' Totally Backfired

All because a Muslim woman sat next to a drag queen on the subway.

03/03/2017 10:17 AM AEDT | Updated 03/03/2017 12:07 PM AEDT

It all started with a snipe on the liberals' future vision for the world, and ended with cute animal memes.

If you haven't already seen it, this tweet from @polNewsNetwork1 got a lot of attention:

A woman wearing a niqab is pictured sitting next to a drag queen on the New York City subway. It's a little incongruous, but hey, what else would you expect from one of the most liberal, cosmopolitan cities in the world?

While the hard right leaning owner of the account was trying to ridicule the idea of diversity and acceptance in public spaces, this spectacularly backfired with people posting creative parody responses of their own.

And thus, a new meme was born.

This is what the drag queen herself had to say about the whole debacle:

For the record, this is the New Yorker who claims to have taken the original photo:

And here's a hilarious selection of tweet courtesy of our newest meme 'this is the future the liberals want':

The future is looking pretty great from here.

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