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North Carolina man barbecue invite goes viral after clarifying it was not an orgy

Chris Archer invited Grindr-users of the barbecue.

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A North Carolina man at the invitation of his barbecue last month went viral after he had to clarify it was a legitimate party and not an orgy because he sent it by his Grindr profile.

Chris Bowman, of Apex, promoted his party with the help of the gay dating app, write “BBQ is not n ORGY” in the section of the profile that would contain an identity, the Charlotte Observer reported Friday.

“Why do 90 [percent] of you think this is an orgy?” the 61-year-old asked in the invitation. “Is it because I’m on this app?”

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— ⌨ (@dsliite) June 29, 2018

THE CITY SUDDENLY OVERSHADOWED BY THE ENORMOUS ICEBERG

Archer also sent a few direct messages to people in the vicinity, with the text “Please feel free to bring ur (sic) wife, partner or just a date. This party is open to men, women, families. Gay, str8, bi, and the unknown.”

Bowman, an Army veteran, told the Charlotte Observer he wanted the barbecue to be inclusive.

“The purpose of the barbecue is not for homo’s and hetero’s, but also black, white, every race, every sex, and he-say, what to bring people together to talk — something that we have lost the skill to do it,” he said.

Screenshots of the invitation went viral June 29 – the day before the party, and it was a hit.

Matt Setzer, of Apex, gave a glowing review of the party.

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— Matthew Ibis Setzer (@MonsieurSetzer) 30 June 2018

HUGE ICEBERG BREAKS OFF FROM ANTARCTICA

“I can’t stress it enough how inclusive everyone was,” Setzer told the Charlotte Observer. “From the second we walked in, everyone was so welcoming. Due to the small size of the group, it felt very personal and everyone felt like family.”

Archer was surprised at the range of tweets after having people from Germany, Australia and Brazil, to reach out to him.

“I find it totally unbelievable, but at the same time, I find it fulfilling because people are talking and tweeting about the topic and the purpose of the BBQ,” he said.

Sagittarius party was so popular that Grindr offered to contribute to his next barbecue.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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