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Millennials Unanimously Agree: It’s Time To Give Up The “Gay” And “Faggot” Slurs

Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 1.33.18 PMKids these days will make you lose faith in the future of humanity no matter what they’re doing, but they seem pretty universally progressive when it comes to matters of human rights and equality.

To get a pulse on the opinions of millennials regarding the terms “gay” and “faggot” when used as derogatory slurs, the makers behind popular YouTube series Kids React showed a diverse group of 13-18 year-olds the homophobic verbal assault that forever locked slapstick “comedian” Jonah Hill in the dog house.

Last month, Hill asked a photographer to “suck his dick” before calling him a “faggot,” a vile display of homophobia that these kids are largely not ok with. They seem to be duped by his non-pology for the most part, but all of these teens agree that it’s time to retire the use of “gay” and “faggot” as derogatory slurs.

Keep your eyes on that opinionated girl with the fancy headband appearing for the first time around 1:12. She argues that Hill’s use of the word “faggot” wasn’t “meant to be mean,” and that “gay” has “evolved” to just mean “stupid.” It doesn’t take long for her to stumble back into her backward logic and realize that equating gayness with something “stupid” or “lame” is actually pretty offensive.

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