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Twin Twinks Learn Gay Slang: VIDEO


Gay American YouTube phenom Tyler Oakley meets up with British YouTube twin phenoms Jack and Finn. Tyler educates the twins in some gay slang, and in return, they school him on some British slang. It's honestly just a blinding explosion of teeth, plaid, and overall twinkishness.


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  1. Calm the heck down.

    It's three like 14 year olds being playful on camera. It's teenage satire. It's not meant to be a political statement, or represent gay rights, or be taken so seriously. I take gay issues as seriously as the next guy, but I swear, some of you TRULY believe that every single LGBT has a duty to constantly represent the community 24/7 with everything we do, say, think. No, YOU owe yourself that if YOU choose. Some of the rest of us just want to live our lives, and that may include meaningless youtube vids posted online. Although I'm too old to get some of these references, I'm glad our gay kids have an outlet to just

    Lighten the hell up guys. Only you are responsible for representing you. No one else in this society owes you anything.

    Posted by: USC Trojans Fan | Sep 26, 2012 1:44:16 PM

  2. @ USC Trojans Fan

    AMEN!! Preach.

    Posted by: Annie | Sep 26, 2012 1:44:42 PM

  3. It gets better: but only if you are "str8 acting", machismo, hairy, shed every ounce of identifiable gay traits, are passable-hetero, and make a concious effort to not be who you inherently are (be it fem or masc)

    Hilarious to me that the gay community musters up this campaign of telling vulnerable gay youth how it's going to get so much better, but let's keep it real with ourselves now, *who* picks on gay kids and fixates on fem gay kids more than anyone else? Gays. You want people to stop judging you for being gay, but boy do the claws come out if you spot a seemingly feminine gay (child)
    Keep it up guys. It's doing wonders for galvanizing the community.

    Posted by: Duration & Convexity | Sep 26, 2012 1:48:22 PM

  4. Loved it! Thanks for sharing boys. Glad to see gay and straight kids being able to have such visible friendships, and be comfortable enough for who they are. You guys rock.

    Posted by: Art Smith | Sep 26, 2012 1:49:19 PM

  5. This made me smile, and was a fun watch. Bitter, nasty, jaded, older, angry queens, step outside your basements, take a shower, and go meet the outside world. We are living it while you are commenting on it.

    Posted by: Steve-ATL | Sep 26, 2012 1:50:36 PM

  6. I agree that some of the comments are bitter, but they come from bitter people who will make bitter comments regardless of the content.

    I've seen their videos, and it's basically the gay equivalent of the "manic pixie girl" trope. Most of their appeal comes from the fact that they are so pretty to look at. Their "quirky" attitudes appeal to younger girls(gays) who are hooked on the visual eye candy, but let's face it, if these guys were mediocre-looking, nobody would be watching.

    And there's a reason. Grown men (of any sexuality) will find videos like these inane, b/c porn and actual sex has changed our attitudes. These videos are the equivalent of "training wheels" for teens and adolescents who are feeling the full effects of hormones without having any of the experience of sex.

    tl;dr - if you're a grown ass man, don't watch this video and be surprised that you found it to be immature fluff. Because my response would be "no sh*t!".

    Posted by: Hugh | Sep 26, 2012 1:51:51 PM

  7. Their trying to have fun and be cute. I agree, some of y'all need to lighten up. No two people are made the same, learn to accept diversity, and laugh at life once in a while.
    SMH @ some of the comments on this site that take everything so seriously.

    Posted by: Real Talk | Sep 26, 2012 1:52:49 PM

  8. Awww. I smiled while watching this :) kind of adorable.

    You go boys! Be fearless, be you, and know your one life is meant to be lived for y-o-u; not what others think of you.

    Posted by: Austinite | Sep 26, 2012 1:54:13 PM

  9. It's always fun to check in with the youngsters to see what they are up to these days.

    Adorable and cute!

    Posted by: mymy | Sep 26, 2012 1:55:53 PM

  10. Can someone PLEASE explain to me how a video so harmless, and perfectly aimless is garnering so much passion from some of you? Does it really effect you on an emotional level that three 13 year olds make what appears to be an off the cuff, lively online video for themselves and others? Is that what gets a rise out of you? because if so, I'd say you need to do some soul searching.

    Learn to accept not everyone is like you, nor do they have a reason to, and that you should focus on like, you know, more important things? It's fascinating that a community which demands to be accepted as much as gays do are the first to judge, ridicule, and hate on anyone, and I mean anyone, who is remotely different than their narrow box of 'normal'
    Sorry guys, but in many cultures, us being gay isn't normal, yet we're requesting people atleast tolerate who we are. Amusing we can't reciprocate that to anyone else, even those in our community who happen to be different {fem gays, butch lesbians, fat, different} For shame.

    Posted by: Miguel | Sep 26, 2012 2:02:24 PM

  11. Love it. I'm a fan, and count me as a supporter.
    To all gay kids, effeminate or not, fit or fat, tall or short: make your presence known and be proud of who you are. Much like pollution in our environment, ignore the bitter voices of the haters, haters gonna hate, but ignore it. Be true to yourself and continue entertaining yourself and those around you in life. Trust me, you'll be far far happier than those who are too miserable in their own existence to grasp that point.

    Posted by: Lipstick Diva | Sep 26, 2012 2:05:23 PM

  12. LipstickDiva,

    we need to befriend each other, because sister friend, that was poignant and on point. Thanks for sharing that. Very refreshing and rare on a comments section where half the posters cream their pants over passing petty judgment on everything.

    Posted by: Duration & Convexity | Sep 26, 2012 2:07:16 PM

  13. I'm actually a little shocked and pleasantly surprised at so much support they are getting. I'm assuming some of the posters with an unhealthy obsession with masculinity/ or just plain mean spirited are either at work, or busy elsewhere, and haven't logged on yet.

    Isn't it sad that I can see a story on here, and without even clicking to read the comments, I already have an automatic hunch if they will be nasty or not? and usually my gut is right.

    Now post a pic of a straight guy, preferably ripped, and he could have killed kittens on his youtube video while beating his mom, and a majority of comments will defend him and comment on how hot he is. We eat our own first. Welcome to the gay community of 2012.

    Posted by: Scott Johansen | Sep 26, 2012 2:11:02 PM

  14. That's adorable and I loved it, although I admit to feeling old right now. They're cute and it's fun. Thanks. I'm glad I am not a bitter person like some of these other commenters. Sheesh.

    Posted by: Ken | Sep 26, 2012 2:13:17 PM

  15. People on this blog need something to complain about. I mean if this silly viral clip got some of the visitors on here being bitter, I'm pretty sure the general gay population is turning into a bitter mess. With a weird need to comment on everything, but only if they have something negative to say.
    Funny enough, the story about the number of LGBT fired for their orientation across the country got four....count em'...FOUR comments. And one of them seemed indifferent about the whole thing. Predictable at this point.

    Posted by: lazerlightbeams | Sep 26, 2012 2:17:06 PM

  16. Oh my God.

    Gay people need to get over themselves.

    This is three teeny boppers making a teen driven clip (which part of me found endearing, given the climate of bullying)
    What the HELL were you expecting? Socrates. Gay people can be so frigid and uptight. Yes, three teenagers on you tube are bound to act like , well, teenagers would. Stop being hoity toity, and move on to commenting about something that matters.

    Posted by: Amir C. | Sep 26, 2012 2:21:06 PM

  17. Cute.
    When I was 14, I WISH I had two friends, much less straight friends, who would come over and make crazy videos and kick it with. I was too busy getting shoved in lockers, and called names, and having f-g painted on my bookbag. Hope to see more gay kids live in more accepting environments.

    Posted by: Klien | Sep 26, 2012 2:26:31 PM

  18. No, it's not a linguistics dissertation on American vs. British slang. It's more like a Rorschach test: stupid fundamentalist Christians (and maybe a few uptight gay commenters) might freak out completely, others might just shrug and say it's not their cup of tea, and others might say it's cute and they learned some British slang. Wait. Did I inadvertently insult any commenters who are trying to kiss up to their stupid fundamentalist Christian parents?

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderale | Sep 26, 2012 2:28:21 PM

  19. I'm just happy for the gay kid in the vid. He looks so happy, and looks like he's being raised in a loving atmosphere, and you can sense his joy. THAT'S what I personally take from this video. In a climate where 1 in 4 gay youth have either attempted or thought of suicide, I celebrate any gay child who can be happy in his skin and in a loving place.

    Posted by: Soul Trust | Sep 26, 2012 2:29:41 PM

  20. They're all adorable - though I was disappointed to learn that the twins were straight. Oh, well.

    Posted by: jj | Sep 26, 2012 2:41:25 PM

  21. The twins are super hot!

    Posted by: Mather | Sep 26, 2012 2:45:14 PM

  22. i could not stop smiling. time for me to go to london and back home to the Netherlands!

    Posted by: Patrick | Sep 26, 2012 2:47:40 PM

  23. I take back what I wrote above, when I told an earlier poster that opposing the pervasive bitterness and negativity in the Towleroad comments section was "probably a lost cause".

    I'm surprised and delighted to see the many comments disproving my contention.

    Sweet videos, by the way. Pure charm.

    Posted by: bcarter3 | Sep 26, 2012 3:01:24 PM

  24. The twins are adorable and I'm sure they'll pluck many an english rose.

    cute bit.

    Posted by: fanboi | Sep 26, 2012 3:29:53 PM

  25. They are simply enjoying their youth! What's the problem??

    Posted by: John Simpson | Sep 26, 2012 3:30:13 PM

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