->''"A... heart? [[InnerMonologue (I feel my masculinity going... going... gone.)]]"''
-->-- '''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]]''' on his new [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestrian]] attorney badge, ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm''

The idea in fiction that a male character, when wearing pink, actively manages to lose a great deal of his more masculine qualities, or is accused of being gay. This results not just in other people making snarky and rude remarks to him, but may actually result in distinct changes in his character.

{{Tomboy}}s may also object to this color because it's girlish. As can women who think it's childish.

The trope is the reason RealMenWearPink is named so. When women are seen as sissy for wearing pink it also fits into RealWomenNeverWearDresses.

A SubTrope of PinkMeansFeminine.

See also PinkGirlBlueBoy.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime ]]

* In ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'', main character (and zombie) Ayumu Aikawa accidentally steals MagicalGirl Haruna's powers, which allows him to use her powers...and gets turned into a CrossDresser in the process. Made a lot more hilarious in Season 2, where he breaks the magical weapon and is unable to erase people's memories of himself while wearing the magical girl outfit, and then it turns out that [[spoiler:that actually made him even more popular, much to his chagrin at trying to [[IJustWantToBeNormal live a normal life.]]]]

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[[folder: Comics ]]

* In on of the many revivals of Marvel's ''Amazing Fantasy'', Miguel The Mage has this reaction when Anya Corazon show up to work with a pink vespa.

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[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* In ''FanFic/TripOfALifetime'', Josh hates the entire world of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]] because of how pleasant it is. The mane six are ''very'' confused by this.
* In ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'', [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Phoenix]] receives from [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] the Equestrian Attorney Badge. It's a pink heart-shaped badge, and he's not the least bit amused by it. Even Pinkie Pie, a '''[[PinkMeansFeminine pink]] [[AllGirlsLikePonies pony]]''', cracks up at him for flashing that thing around.
-->''"Even the citizens of [[SugarBowl this place]] can see this thing looks embarrassingly stupid..."''
* Calvin believes this ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', as [[ComicallyMissingThePoint he's more concerned by a man's house being painted pink than the horrible paint job.]]
* Inverted in ''FanFic/AGhostStory''. Diamond Tiara tries to invoke this trope in main character, making him wear a pink suit during [[spoiler:his apologies for scaring the living daylights out of her with [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] song]] to [[SpoiledBrat make him feel miserable]], but Spooky actually ''like'' his new attire, and even burst in song to prove that he is really don't care about the color. Which is leaves Diamond Tiara mouth agape, to say at least.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''Film/OperationPetticoat'', the submarine is painted pink, because what could be obtained on short notice was red paint and white paint but not enough of either.
* [[Film/ReservoirDogs "Why am I Mr. Pink?"]]
** "Because you're a faggot, alright?"

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* The the ''Literature/AlcatrazSeries'', Alctatraz Smedry complains about having to travel in a flying vehicle shaped like a pink butterfly. He says it is not masculine enough.
* In Creator/VictoriaForester's ''Literature/TheGirlWhoCouldFly'', Junie Jane is not a soft girl: she hates pink.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* One ''{{Friends}}'' episode centered on Ross trying to retrieve his [[InsistentTerminology "Faded salmon!"]] shirt from his ex's place.
* Mentioned on ''ModernFamily'', "Mother's Day":
-->'''Cameron:''' We hate when people treat us (gay men) like women, Okay? We don't want to go to your baby shower, we don't have that time of the month, and we don't love the color pink.\\
'''Mitchell:''' You love pink.\\
'''Cameron:''' No, pink loves ''me''.
* On ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' in the episode "Q-Pid" [[GreatGazoo Q]] threw the bridge crew into his recreation of RobinHood, giving [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Worf]] the role of Will Scarlet, with a matching pink and red hued wardrobe. Worf was not content, protesting that he was not a merry man.

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[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]

* Early in her Wrestling/{{WWE}} run, Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart said she adopted her new ring gear because there was [[JerkJock nothing more humbling that getting beat by someone in pink.]] But then she [[TookALevelInKindness really mellowed out]], yet continued to wear pink, just seemingly out of tradition.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* Player-created joke unit [[{{Bishonen}} "Pretty Marines"]] from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have lavender paintjob and rose motifs.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush is greatly distressed to find out that his new ship is pink. Later on, he gets to try a lava rendition of water amusement ride intended to be part of wedding rituals at an ominous cathedral dedicated to LeChuck. All of the boats that are seen passing through the boarding zone are black. Guybrush ends up getting a pink one.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* In ''{{Strays}}'', [[http://www.straysonline.com/comic/167.htm Meela can pose as a servant -- or wear a pink dress!]]
* In ''SquidRow'', [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=1805 Randie does not quite love a pink Vespa]].
* in ''BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/001031c Megaman objects to being the Pink Ranger.]]

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* In ''RedVsBlue'', when Donut gets his own colored armor and it turns out to be pink, however much he insists it's really lightish red this becomes the impetus for his {{Flanderization}} as the series goes on.
* In [[SurvivalOfTheFittest SOTF-TV]] each character is sorted into a color-coded team. Everyone on the Pink team happens to be male. Naturally, they tend to get a ''lot'' of in-universe mocking, and this hasn't gone without a LampshadeHanging. The best example would be their [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection mentor]] reminding two members to put their shirts back on, since Pink Team was being called "the gay team".
--->'''Mike Patterson:''' "Oh, uh hello again. I forgot to ask, but um, would one of you boys mind putting on a shirt? People are calling Pink the um, well... 'Gay Team' - err, I mean, not that there's anything wrong with that, um, if you are. Uh yeah, that's all. Take care."

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Stark Raving Dad" has Homer freaking out because his work shirts have all turned pink, due to Bart throwing his lucky red cap into the washer while Marge wasn't looking. Marge insists that it won't be a big deal. Cut to the morning grind, where Burns and Doctor Monroe have singled Homer out for "freakish tendencies" and begin plotting for his sanity evaluation.
** Bear in mind that most of the bad things that happen to Homer in this episode are clearly his own fault: Upon being given a take-home psychiatric evaluation, Homer loafs around, trying to get other people to fill it out for him. Eventually, Bart fills out and Homer is predictably thrown into a mental institution when he turns it in without even looking at it.
** Also, Homer's objection wasn't so much to the fact that it was pink, as that it would make him stand out. He said something to the effect of "I'm not popular enough to be different!"

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* The Italian city of Palermo is in the heart of mafia and machismo territory in Sicily. But its football club turns out in pink every Saturday as a challenge to the opposition and not many people dare joke about it...
* The SAS are some of the hardest and toughest pro soldiers in the world. Yet they discovered the best camouflage colour for some types of desert is a vivid salmon pink. Nobody cares to challenge the masculinity of soldiers who go to war in pink vehicles...
* Some more creative prison wardens have taken to forcing inmates to wear pink jumpsuits and underwear. Since it's overwhelmingly seen as a punishment by said inmates, it's safe to say this trope is in play.
* The ''Harry Potter'' fandom had a collective fit in the fourth film when Emma Watson wore a pink dress to the Yule Ball instead of a blue one like in the book. Cue dozens of HateDumb comments saying that Hermione is a person that hates pink and would not wear the colour - to the point where it was actually listed briefly as a 'Character Error' in the Goofs section on the film's IMDB page. This is forgetting that Hermione wore a pink dressing gown in the first book.
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