— Amadi (@amaditalks) May 20, 2016
Time magazine’s “Battle of the Bathroom” cover is receiving social media backlash for using the rainbow colors of the gay pride flag.
The cover shows rolls of toilet paper in different rainbow colors on the cover of the magazine. However, it caused some people to wonder why the magazine didn’t use colors of the transgender flag.
BuzzFeed News reports people have taken to Twitter to express their frustration.
“Dear @time this is a gay pride flag, not a trans pride flag. This is erasure and a failure of basic due diligence,” one person tweeted.
New York author Rachel Sharp was able to recreate the Time cover using colors of the trans flag using freeware. Sharp says she did it in “ten seconds” and that “it’s critical that news outlets get it right.”
“I love that a variety of gender identities and sexual orientations are becoming more visible, more discussed, and hopefully therefore more widely accepted,” Sharp told BuzzFeed News. “I’m cis, but I do give a damn about my trans friends getting good and correct representation. So should the cover editor at Time magazine. So should everyone.”