It’s no shocker that geosocial networking apps like Grindr and Scruff are breeding grounds of the radical, longstanding epidemic of racism within the LGBT community. We know this, yet so many of us are silent in combating it; in changing minds.
In his latest video, shirtless Internet wunderkind Davey Wavey, after swiping through a dick pic on his phone (whoops!), pulled up a series of Grindr profile pictures and asked his friends – including Todrick Hall – to sit and read them verbatim.
“Vanilla or spice, no chocolate or rice,” read one.
“I block more Asian than the Great Wall of China,” read another.
“Is there a block all black button?” read yet another.
“As a minority, if you see things like that all the time it can kind of be taxing and affect your self esteem and how you see yourself,” YouTuber Kingsley told Fusion.
This is hardly the first time folks have called out apps like Grindr for the bias of their users.
“So how do we infiltrate people’s minds and say ’Black is okay. Asian is okay. White is okay,” asks one of the participants. “We’re gay men. And we want to be loved. Because ultimately we all just want to love and be loved. So why can’t we focus on that part and not our race?”
Check out Wavey’s video below.