A terrible weekend could have been even worse, if police hadn’t stopped a “suspected prowler” who was heading towards the Los Angeles Pride Music Festival and Parade with a “cache of assault rifles, ammunition, and apparent explosive devices.” Fortunately, the parade went on without any further complications, even if it was a more somber than usual affair. That’s not to say attendees didn’t have fun, especially when the Gang was involved.
The cast of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia — Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis — rode a Paddy’s Pub-themed float during the parade, giving thousands of gay men an excuse to yell, “Oh my god, Danny DeVito, I love your work.” Mac must have felt right at home. The Gang was all smiles (and twirls?) in the photos, but they, like much of America, were also sad, angry, and confused.
DeVito told Slate that “it’s a shame that nobody does anything about this assault rifle bullsh*t. Nobody does it. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders. You name it, nobody does anything about it. It takes a couple of years to get over a bunch of little babies being killed. It takes like three minutes to get over a bunch of black [people] getting killed. A bunch of gay guys, okay, what is this? How long is it going to take? We’re going to forget about it.” Coming up in season 12: “The Gang Never Forgets.”
Here are some photos from the event.
Two dudes kissing at the L.A. Pride parade? That doesn’t seem very gay.