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“Faggot” Tweeted Over 30,000 Times A Day

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    • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID
      PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

      i found it weirdly compulsive watching all that ignorance, indifference or hate ticking by so fast. and depressing.

      i don’t no why but i was especially surprised and saddened by the number of girls and women using “faggot”, and “no homo.”

      however, there’s a glitch in their monitoring that calls into question the overall accuracy of the figures: i observed several neutral “…also gay” treated as the diss “so gay.” but overall a good idea.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID
      PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

      i found it weirdly compulsive watching all that ignorance, indifference or hate ticking by so fast. and depressing.

      i don’t no why but i was especially surprised and saddened by the number of girls and women using “f@ggot” *, and “no homo.”

      however, there’s a glitch in their monitoring that calls into question the overall accuracy of the figures: i observed several neutral “…also gay” treated as the diss “so gay.” but overall a good idea.

      [*they didn't employ the "@" whereas, ironically, i had to -- because queerty blocked the first uncensored version, which shows how ridiculous the comment mod is, especially now we're all members. please drop the silly unnecessary censorship it's hindering debate. ]

      Sep 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben
      Ben

      Its sickening to see all the hate. A couple that I watched go by involved a group of guys posting about their friend and telling him he should die…that is very bad!

      Sep 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      Stupid people use Twitter, ergo the amount of moronic things said is very high.

      It isn’t maths it is simple demographics.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      A word that is OK for use in articles should, logically, be OK for use in commenting on those articles as well.

      The number, though, doesn’t itself mean much.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dez
      Dez

      This is heartwarming. NOT.
      Even something as seemingly harmless as saying ‘that’s so gay’ with a negative connotation is incredibly disrespectful.
      Gay slurs are more disrespectful than racial slurs. Why do some black people call each other niggers like it’s a term of endearment? We don’t need to take back the word ‘faggot'; the word needs to be erased from existence.
      I’d like to see these people that use gay slurs online to say it to a gay person(s) face. At least, then you’ll get some respect for being an honest jackass- albeit a jackass. Saying hateful things like that online paints you as the coward that you are.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dez
      Dez

      *Racial slurs are equally disrespectful, but at least racial slurs are not socially acceptable the way gay slurs are. All hateful terms need to be erased from existence. Or at least our vocabulary. Is it so hard to not be a jackass?

      Sep 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LubbockGayMale
      LubbockGayMale

      Why does that not surprise me?

      Sep 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • id2606
      id2606

      hm

      Sep 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott Gatz
      Scott Gatz · Queerty Editor

      @hyhybt: Agreed. Now that we are registration required, I white listed “faggot” in the moderation and comments will go through. I think it was catching it from times when wingnuts would come on the site and yell FAGGOT. Please refrain from doing that.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D9W
      D9W

      Make me wonder how many times ‘Breeder’ is used per day?

      Sep 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • streeteditions
      streeteditions

      I remember when Facebook had a question about your friends: “Do you think______ is gay?” And also: “Do you think _____ is retarded?” My response to their page and GLAAD was: “Do you think Mark Zuckerberg is a fag?retarded?” caused me no end of grief and still hampers my Hotmail account.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 7:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @Scott Gatz: Well, OK, but only because you insist :)

      In seriousness, thanks.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery
      Rockery

      I know it’s a new thing people are saying things “so gay” instead of “it sucks”. I wonder what type of unconscious effect it has on grade school/high school kids’ feelings about gay people. Who I think use that term the most.

      Sep 28, 2012 at 7:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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