No Homo?

I found a link to this site whilst tumbling on Tumblr and found it extremely interesting. documents Tweets that carry some of the most common, offensive, homophobic  language. Here, you can select to view different tallies organized by “Today,” “Last Week,” and “All Time” (pictured above). The Tweets that use the listed terms (“Faggot,” “So Gay,” “No Homo,” “Dyke”) also filter in right below the visual graphs in real time.

The point of this site is to point out all Tweets that use this homophobic language, even if it’s not directly uses to “mock” homosexuals. I know that language like this has been common and are horrifically in trend, but I was still shocked to see that “Faggot” is literally used in at least one tweet per second!

Now, keep in mind that this is ONLY Twitter and that the number would be incredibly higher if it took other social media sites into account.


4 responses to “No Homo?”

  1. rachelgrace19 says :

    One of my biggest pet peeves is when people say “no homo.” Mostly guys, obviously. It saddens me to the core of my soul that SO many guys feel like they have to say it after saying something completely sincere to another guy because 1)the guy saying it fears the other guy will think he’s being “gay” and 2) the other guy will feel uncomfortable to respond with a mutual comment, even if it would be completely true because it sound “gay.” It just really scratches my chalkboard when I hear it. If being gay is that big of threat to so many people, then that means homosexuals have something over heterosexuals, yet they’re the ones hiding in fear of bullying in school, ridicule in the workplace, and pointing fingers and sneers in public. This isn’t even a ~religious~ matter anymore. It’s a human matter.

  2. eskolaa3397 says :

    Wow this No Homo post really grabbed my attention. I am also very amazed that people use such phrases so often! Especially to think someone is tweeting “Faggot” every single second.

  3. tuitew0048 says :

    I can understand that such phrases don’t always have a harmful, homophobic intent, but clearly some of those tweets that are being shown in the real-time updates are a little excessive. Surely these people can find a less offensive way to express their anger/disappointment/whatever. Hopefully none of these people ever become professional communicators.

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