Ford Unveils 'Very Gay' Car in Response to Homophobia

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday August 31, 2021
Originally published on August 30, 2021

In reponse to homphobic comments about the blue color of Ford's Raptor vehicle being "very gay," Ford's German branch responded with a rainbow.

Dubbed the "Rainbow Raptor," Ford of Germany unveiled a rainbow adorned version of the car with a gold finish that is everything you would want in a very gay car and more. Initially the design was created just for social media, but then the company decided to build it and put it on the road in celebration of 2021 ColognePride.

"The 'Very Gay' Ford Ranger Raptor was wrapped by Alphafoil, which spent 60 hours and 30 square metres of foil in creating its unique gold dust and rainbow graphics," reported IOL.

Ford has a long history of supporting LGBTQ culture through cars. Twenty-three years ago, the automaker "created a truck-converted Ka with a rainbow finish for Cologne's CSD celebration in 1998," reported Motor1.

"Additionally, Ford's GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Employees) network celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, supporting LGBTQ+ employees and diversity in the workplace," reports Motor1. "It's colorful, cool, and a clear statement from Ford on its feelings regarding discrimination."

In Cologne, Christopher Street Day is a Pride event dedicated to celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ people. The holds one of the largest Christopher Street Day events in the country.