Hilarious or Hella Inappropriate: Naval Officer Emails Subordinates About DADT
We found this email from a naval officer to his subordinate troops today on Reddit. Clever? Yup. Punny? Definitely. An appropriate ice breaker for a brave, new post-DADT world? Ehhhh… You tell us.
The comments on Reddit certainly make the writer seem like a credible navy officer, and he backs up his email with a claim that his subordinates know that he’s “a free-love hippy jokester at heart.” But something about this joke just hits us the wrong way.
If a superior straight officer sent the email to his gay soldiers, would it still be funny? And what of any closeted soldiers that did receive it – how do we know they took this “joke” lightly? I’m not trying to bust anyone’s balls here, but this email seems to be exactly the type of thing that the military spent months instructing soldiers not to do.
So what do you think?