Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: How a Satirical Call for Bikelash Became a Real, Invective-Laden Protest

You probably haven’t heard of internet prankster Jeremy Piatt, but you may be familiar with his work. A mock GoFundme campaign to “Get Kanye out of debt” was widely covered in the press as serious, with Kanye’s camp eventually having to clarify that no, he didn’t want the money.

Piatt, a graphic designer, recently pulled off a sequel of sorts by stirring up the hornet’s nest that is the the current bike-lane debate in Minneapolis. About two weeks ago, Piatt created a Facebook event for what he th…