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KLM Dutch Royal Airlines tweets pro-gay ad, gets trolled for missing the mark

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines clearly meant well when they thought to tweet out a pro-gay message in honor of Amsterdam’s Gay Pride festivities, but their efforts have left quite a few people scratching their heads.

On Aug. 5, the airline shared a photo on Twitter and Facebook featuring three sets of rainbow-print seatbelts: one with two “female” ends, another with two “male” ends, and the last with one male and one female end.

"It doesn't matter who you click with," the airline wrote in the caption. "Happy #PrideAmerstdam."

However, as several Twitter users soon pointed out, the photo in the tweet didn’t make sense, seeing as the only seatbelt pairing that would actually work is -- in terms of safety -- the one with both the male and female end.

While most users were content to ridicule KLM for its mistake, some critics of gay marriage pointed to KLM’s marketing failure as an example of misguided morals.

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