Pokémon Go Has Jumped the Shark: Even Westboro Baptist Church is Doing Battle in the Virtual World July 12, 2016

Pokémon Go Has Jumped the Shark: Even Westboro Baptist Church is Doing Battle in the Virtual World

Okay, everyone. The Pokémon Go crazy is over now. Even Westboro Baptist Church is getting involved, and that means I have no desire to play anymore.

But at least it involved some entertaining trolling.

Because Westboro was listed as a gym, someone had to claim it. And that someone was an LGBT ally who used a character named Clefairy to do it, using the nickname “LoveIsLove.” (It’s okay if you have no clue what I’m talking about. Just stick with me here.)

Westboro vowed to fight back…

… and so they brought in another character, Jigglypuff, to take him on.

(How they know Clefairy is a sodomite is anyone’s guess.)

I guess the two will fight it out now until only one is left?

I don’t know. I don’t understand cyber warfare at this level. But if this distracts church members from picketing funerals because they’re too busy fighting virtual animals, something is right with the world.

Also, I’m pretty sure the phrase “we just recruited Jigglypuff” would make Fred Phelps spin in his grave. Success!

(via USA Today)

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