Canadians took to Twitter on Friday to express their disapproval of the Canadian military after an official account posted a transgender flag and dove into a woke lecture on the importance of inclusivity. 

The tweet was part of the “International Transgender Day of Visibility” observed annually by some since 2014. 

After being flooded with negative replies, the official Canadian Army Twitter account went into a tirade about acceptance, saying it would censor comments there were “derogatory or hateful.” 

“Every member of the One Army Team is entitled to work in an environment where they feel safe and respected. Comments that are derogatory or hateful in nature will be removed,” tweeted the Canadian Army.

“For those who are unwilling to accept all people into the One Army Team, including Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ2+ communities, or our support for them, we suggest you no longer follow this page.”

At the time of this articles writing, the tweet had received nearly 1,000 replies and only 203 likes.

The most liked reply was by user Andrea Myknahlea, who tweeted a photo of the Canadian flag saying “we have one and only (flag) and it’s all inclusive already.” 

Other users blasted the military over low enrollment rates and pandering to progressive politics instead of focusing on the defense of the nation. 

Some like CdnFreedomGirl took offence to the military’s tweet saying it harms the rights of women. 

Other users blasted the military over its policies towards the unvaccinated during the Covid-19 pandemic which included ejecting them from their duties and reprimanding them over personal health choices. 

This isn’t the first time the Canadian Armed Forces has attempted to be more inclusive. Last year, the armed forces revised its uniform policy last year to allow members to wear fake nails, dye their hair and don tattoos.