#Ageofthetwink

Can a straight guy be a twink? Twitter answers with a resounding “HELL NO!”

So this week the New York Times published an op-ed by Nick Haramis titled “Welcome to the Age of the Twink,” which is all about how twinks are going mainstream.

In the think-piece, er, twink-piece, Haramis argues that straight guys can now be twinks:

The latest twinks–many of whom are straight–are what you might call ‘art twinks. They are more culturally mainstream: a growing cohort of famous (and famously small) boys who stand in opposition to the lumbering, abusive oafs who have been dominating this year’s headlines.

Naturally, a lot of people weren’t happy with the idea of straight dudes appropriating a gay subculture:

What do you think? Can a straight dude be a twink? Take our poll.


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