Let’s put aside the cultural jigsaw puzzle that allowed this kid to become internet-famous in the first place, but the fact remains that Nash Grier currently has 8.7 million followers on Vine.
That’s 8.7. Million. People.
To put it in perspective, Justin Bieber’s Vine is followed by 1.7 million.
The 16-year-old (he was born in 1997 to make you feel extra old) is one of a growing trend of photogenic kids who seem to blow up social media with selfies and short videos, gaining fame and the potential for actual money along the way.
As a general rule of thumb, kids can occasionally be huge idiots. It’s just science.
And normally we wouldn’t report on a 16-year-old being homophobic, except that there were 8.7 million people listening when ‘lil Nashy posted something not only stupid (also not news since all his posts are stupid) but homophobic, misinformed and insulting.
The post was taken down, but not before it could get reposted by another Youtuber, Tyler Oakley. For his part, Tyler has built up quite the social media following himself.
Here’s what Tyler tweeted to his 2.6 million followers (certainly not chump change), and below you can see Nash’s original Vine:
Call me and people like me, ‘fag’ all you want, but spreading false information about deadly diseases is next level. https://t.co/W6X9MUrgUK
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) July 6, 2014
Assuming that the vast majority of those 8.7 million followers are young people in this country, we hope Tyler wasn’t the only one who took offense.
Maybe it’s about time to hit “unfollow,” America.
On a side note, you can buy these sweat pants off of Nash’s website:
We just can’t.
hmmm and not queerty has given this kid more attention so he will probably get more followers, good job queerty
Any guesses on when this one will either come out of the closet or get caught with his lips around some other guys d**k in an alleyway?
If I didn’t now know I would say what a cute little girl she is.
Kids say the darndest things…
@Stache99: LOL, pretty much!
I had never heard his name or seen his face before today.
@Cam: Absolutely. Can we start running a sweepstake?
Is he another one of those people who’s famous for being famous?
Ugh. If he said ANYTHING like that to me or any one of my friends dealing with HIV… I’m sure his opinion would change. Or he’d learn to shut that pretty little mouth. *Snickers*
I’ve never heard of him. But damn. 8 million followers? I feel more insulted over that than what he actually said.
I assume he’s a Daniel Tosh wannabe.
@jwrappaport: Pretty much. Sad, really.
That boy’s face though… it’s gayer than Liberace and Richard Simmons goin’ at it underneath a lit up Christmas tree! Good lord!
So obvious. Such a sad kid projecting his self hate. Like Cam said.. except it’s just as possible you will find his lips wrapped around a gun one day. Lets hope he gets some self awareness soon.
Maybe a face-to-face with Bryan Silva would help him overcome his fears.
Well, it kinda is a gay thing. Not exclusively, obviously, but disproportionately (in developed countries, anyway).
Did he erase it because he realized the medications don’t work for everyone so plenty of people would have nothing to lose jabbing him with a syringe? What an idiot. It’s like angering people with pancreatic cancer or advanced skin cancer. They don’t have anything to lose.
Quick, tar him! Feather him! Now, where’s Cam so he can accuse the kid of being gay (NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT *nudge nudge wink wink*). If you think there’s any shortage of homophobic sixteen year olds you need to leave your gayborhoods every once in a while. I always found HIV commercials weird because they have stereotypically gay people in them, yet pointing out the health problems (both physical AND mental at this point) within the gay community is seen as homophobic.
@MCHG: It’s really too bad that we have this outdated commenting system. Disqus is far superior for calling out trolls that have multiple identities such as yourself.
He needs a good fucking.
I’m the first to admit I don’t have the most refined gaydar, but even I can see that screaming gayface from a mile away.
He’s still 16, people. Give it just 3 years and he’ll
be in college sucking on a big, juicy c_ck!
Ho my God! come on now Mr,Tyler Oakley, get a grip of yourself COME OUT and tell the world you are bottom “YOU ARE A HOMOSEXUAL”.
@lykeitiz: Little miss gay face is working on her street credentials. Classic deflection that’s been done over and over. She’s just too young right now to understand it.
This is what happens when you give a 16 year old a bullhorn. I still say they should be sedated, fed intravenously and kept in a maturation tank until they are 21.
@Mezaien: Tyler Oakley is the out gay kid who caught this little prick’s vine before it could be deleted. HIS name is Nash Grier.
You’d think these little morons would figure out by now:
Homophobic = Suspect
Keep the crap to yourself if you got some deep seated issue with gay people, because enough of us have been around to know that the ones who yell the loudest on the street, yell the loudest in the bedroom too, when you’re bending them over and stimulating that prostate.
I hope he isn’t gay, though. I’ve had enough of these little moronic closet cases creating this homophobia and then coming out later only to ignore their contribution to the backwards mentality.
What a filthy little self-hating faggot!
@Disagreeing with the homosexual lifestyle choice: Do your kids know about your little secret ie lust for d*ck and trolling gay sites 24/7?
I can almost forgive the kid. He’ll grow out of it one day. However, you’re just an aging pathetic bitter closet case still living a lie. That’s what I would call disgusting, confused and sick.
@Disagreeing with the homosexual lifestyle choice: oh well at least our resident right-wing troll doesn’t hide anymore
I think he means the gay men on here don’t give a f_ck what a bitter Republican has to say about them. We’ve seen and heard enough of those stupid rants and nothing is shocking anymore, and I think moving on from here will be a good decision. The anger in you is so strong that if you don’t seem to inflict hurt upon others, you literally start being angry with yourself because no one cares what you think and how much hatred you’re carrying inside of you. Have a good life though, and may you find the inner peace that you so much need 🙂
@Disagreeing with the homosexual lifestyle choice:
Oh lookie here gals, little Nash Grier himself finally decided to join the party by using one of his 8.7 million fake, alternate Vine accounts. And since it’s summer and schools out, and in between making more fake accounts, he googles himself constantly looking for stories like this one, just to keep up appearances.
Vine supposedly went from 13 million users in June of 2013 to 40 million buy August 2013 only 3 months later? Sure it did. You silly internet chumps will believe anything. Now hand over your add bucks advertisers. We got new Ferrari’s and beach houses to buy.
And we are also supposed to believe nearly 1/4 of Vine users are following this unfunny little closet hag when only 1.7 million are following the Biebs? You know, someone who actually does something for a living, besides spend all his free time hacking Vine accounts with his buddies and posting painfully stupid videos?
For the record, this is also not a stab at Queerty’s reporting at all, because they are only reporting what they researched, even though the Vine numbers sound pretty far fetched and misleading in the extreme. But welcome to the internets, boys, where anyone can pretend to be anything, no matter how stupid and hateful you are, if you can just figure out a sneaky way to game the system and hope nobody is looking
@Palmer Scott: That is NOT! a skin of my nose qeerty, should have make it clear. AND what you expect? with a name like Nash Grier, you must be fucked up English..
ha! I actually started following him a long time ago, because I thought he was gay. wow.
Why would any self-respecting person with a brain watch Vine videos anyway? It’s only for people who has an attention span of almost zero.
I’m glad Queerty wrote an article on this. I subscribed to his Vine, but now after this…I’ve officially unsubscribed.
@IvanPH: I agree with you completely. But then the same thing could be said about those of us that read Queerty articles too.
Queerty should also run the Vine I just saw of Little Miss Nash getting full makeup applied to her face by a 3 year old girl.
@Stache99: I really liked your reply to me, but liked your response to @Disagreeing even better. Since he/she/it hasn’t responded, we can only assume he dropped his laptop in the airport restroom toilet.
I tought ALL young people were ‘gayfriendly’. Is that a front and secretly they really hate us? LOL
@Stefano: Little miss sheltered princess probably just reflects his mommy and daddy’s opinions.
NARTH has become the primary source for the faulty research and scientific distortions used by the religious right to justify their continued opposition to LGBT equality at a time when public opinion is swinging dramatically in the other direction.
Obviously, a some of the 8.7 million Vine accounts he shows as subscribers are real users and not hack bot accounts, just to set the record straight. Well, not straight, either, bad choice of words I guess, but you get the idea.
Vines surge in the user base over 3 months is pretty suspect, all things considered, and there is a lot of screwing around with add revenue numbers on the Internets, and always has been. And people, primarily in the Asian countries and acting covertly, can litterally be paid a penny or so each to make it their full time jobs to create false user accounts using various scripts to make a website appear to have more registered users than they really do.
But the actual website tracking numbers of real user IP hits are harder to mass fudge like that, which is probably why the article I linked was questioning it.
@Stache99: lol yea, I’m trolling because I stated the obvious when it comes to some young people still being homophobic, gays overreacting to this stupid nobody, and HIV being a problem within the gay community. I love the “multiple accounts” accusations that tend to show up on gay sites whenever a number, albeit a very small one, of people disagree. For one, it would be a waste of time to create a second account given that the first one is on good standing. Second, making a second account on any site runs the risk of getting your IP checked by the sites owners and being permanently banned.
@MCHG: My point was simply that I wished Queerty had a disqus commenting system.
Queerty is practically troll heaven. One or two of them create multiple accounts and go largely unopposed as long as they don’t do anything to threaten Queerty’s advertising dollars. One good example of that.. Jim Bryant. He gets banned and just comes back under different aliases.
He’s just a homophobic little shit using shock value for attention ie Fags=Aids. He’s free to say that but were also free to ridicule him. Then you go into your little soapbox moment to basically agree with him. Yes. Hiv is a problem in the gay community as it is in many others. Thanks for the update.
And the worst sort of psychological brainwashing that usually occurs in a child’s life is going to be the religious indoctrination from their parents, bar none. And hey, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny is all harmless fun and games, until the religious indoctrination finally kicks in, and takes the idea of an imaginary fantasy world to a whole other, mentally destructive, level.
Because actively talking to the voices in your head (called your thoughts by sane people) and mislabeling them and calling them God and Jesus is probably not going to end well for you, and those around you.
But a banned account is still considered an account. See how that works now? And when the website is in on the scam, they aren’t going to be mass banning accounts they are paying to have created under the table, are they? Of course not.
Even without knowing the time of birth, a glance at the astrological chart of anyone born on April 22, 1989 reveals a self-willed, attention-getting childish way of relating to people. And with Mercury, the planet of communication, unaspected, we’re all sure to hear about it non-stop. This obnoxiousness arises from a feeling of not having fit in with the family, resulting most likely from a painful relationship with the father. Oh and regards sex, what he thinks is better than what he does. A Pluto/Venus hard aspect is often found in the charts of those who must ‘manage’ their love partners.
So we can agree that calling gay people “[email protected]” is bad. Great.
Now let’s consider why it is OK to call gay people “queer” or to tell gay kids that, just because they are gay, they are linked to transsexuals and crossdressers and hermaphrodites. IMHO, queer and LGBT are no better than [email protected]
Because… Fag has no positive meaning behind it at all. U can use a word like queer in a non homophobic way. Where fag is only hateful.
@Cam: Anyone so vocally homophobic MUST be gay.
Sure, there is one more homophobic on the internet, now things got bad…
Please, who cares? It’s just a stupid kid.
@Stache99: thanks Stache. I guess my humor was a little too subtle.
And surprisingly, Nash Grier has a lot of gay fanfics (au) in wattpad.
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