Nash Grier, Vine’s Most-Followed User, Slammed for Homophobic Slur: VIDEO

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Vlogger Tyler Oakley has joined the chorus of individuals outraged by a video posted by Vine's most followed user, Nash Grier. In a Vine that went out to the sixteen-year old's 8.7 million followers, Grier shows a clip of a commercial for OraQuick, an at home oral HIV test, in which two men say, "Testing for HIV, it's not a gay thing" to which Grier then responds, "Yes it is! FAG!" Oakley was quick to call Grier out on Twitter for his incendiary and defamatory remarks: "Call me and people like me, 'fag' all you want, but spreading false information about deadly diseases is next level."

Grier quickly deleted his video but it was captured by a Vine user and spread online thereafter. Grier has a history of making homophobic remarks on social media (and then deleting them), disparaging gay rights and gay marriage as Mashable points out

A petition was circulating on Change.org seeking an apology from Grier which Grier has since issued on Twitter, saying he was "young, ignorant, stupid and in a bad place" when he posted the video:

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Dr. Gary Blick, co-founder of HIV Equal said of Grier's remarks:

HIV is not just a gay thing. It’s a woman thing, it’s an African-American thing, it’s a Latino thing – it’s something that affects everyone in every community,” said Dr. Blick. “It’s time that our youth here in the U.S. wake up and realize that HIV doesn’t discriminate – and neither should they! Even though MSM (men who have sex with men) are the greatest at risk for contracting HIV, so are youth aged 13-23."

Watch Grier's repulsive Vine, AFTER THE JUMP…

Comments

  1. Deth says

    Actually, I think it would be preferable if people like Nash Grier SHOULD think that HIV is something only gay people acquire. Therefore he’ll be more likely to engage in risky behaviors that he thinks he himself is invulnerable to. Hopefully he’ll acquire HIV; hard lesson to learn the hard way, TURD.

  2. R says

    Perhaps 16 year olds shouldn’t have these kinds of platforms. In some ways, being “Vine” famous is even more dangerous to teens than being a famous teen singer or actor… even less protection, and an even easier platform to do the wrong thing.

  3. oncemorewithfeeling says

    That is one self-hating queer boy with way too much money and power that he did nothing to earn.

    His parents should be terrified of what obviously lies ahead for him.

    Taking away junior’s computer privileges would be an excellent way to begin to stave off his inevitable suicide attempts.

  4. Robert says

    What we learn from this: 16yos have learned from the mistakes of others by posting better worded fake apology.

    Yeah, we get it, you’re another worthless breeder. Oops, did I call you that? I’m so sorry that I have offended you.

  5. Jon says

    This kid is 16. What of much value and wisdom does he have to say at 16? Let him live for at least 20 more years before he begins to spout off about life. And how in the world does he have millions of ‘followers’? This is part of what’s wrong with this nation.

  6. wheelie81 says

    Are we really going to give this 16 year old kid another platform to speak from? When he gets 8.7 million followers and all kinds of attention like this, of course he is going to keep doing it. Just ignore him. Problem solved.

  7. says

    Oh please! Leave him alone. He’s right. We are f@gs. I am a f@g. The more we try to fool ourselves that we are equal to straights, the harder life will be. If you have spent even an hour with a straight guy, you will know who is superior and who is inferior. So let’s just get over ourselves and embrace our queer/f@g identity.

  8. EchtKultig says

    I’d read about this guy before in some article about the vine craze. IIRC, he’s home schooled by religious fanatic parents in North Carolina. Not really surprising that he has major gay face but is homophobic. I think a suicide attempt is rather unlikely, and unfortunately we’d better get used to these ever more banal modes of celebrity. If you go to his youtube account (I wouldn’t even know how to find him on “vine”) you’ll see thousands of supportive comments from his zombie-like teen girl followers. I suppose falling in puppy love with a guy on youtube or vine is somehow more intimate seeming than via MTV or however teenybopper idols were discovered as recently as 5 years ago.

  9. TampaZeke says

    He posted this two months ago and now he’s claiming that he was “young” when he posted it. It’s good to know that he’s grown up so much in two months.

  10. Brian W. says

    “Closet case”…”queer boy”……”gay face”…

    Stop accusing every person that offends the gay community as being a closet case. It’s pathetic. Some people are just ignorant or hateful. It doesn’t make them “secretly gay”

  11. Joe says

    I’m getting old because 1. I never heard of this guy until now and 2. when I looked at his videos, I found him to be EXTREMELY annoying.

    I don’t know of a 16 year old kid with such a following who doesn’t quickly let such fame run to his head. He’s a kid. Where are his parents?

  12. Anon says

    @ Little Kiwi’s appropriator/impostor “JUL 8, 2014 8:32:50 PM”

    There are a number of fetish blogs or tumblrs you belong on, but it isn’t here. This is not the place to get your fetish on. I’m calling you out on this fetish tryory. I actually laughed out loud reading that little paragraph; you typed it with one hand I’m sure.

    It’s like the trolls aren’t even trying to hide it anymore that they’re getting off on their trolling.

  13. Samuel says

    I had only vaguely hard of this guy and until I saw all of this, I assumed he was gay. The only boys I know who are such fame seekers on the internet all seem to be gay. Lohanthony? Tyler Oakley? Gay, gay, gay.

    Either way, these kids should spend less time accumulating followers and more time reading Hemingway, learning calculus and mowing the lawn so one day when they are old and no one finds them interesting anymore, they can at least be productive members of society.

  14. EchtKultig says

    Once again, since a reminder is in order:
    http://www.livescience.com/19563-homophobia-hidden-homosexuals.html

    I think (hope?) some of your are just naive or have had sheltered lives in the northeast or west coast. Where I’m sure this sort of thing is less common. I grew up in the inner suburbs of DC but have extended family in the south. I know of families where, literally, both parents seem gay, most of the kids seem gay, but they all go the their local megachurch and are publically very anti-gay. Right now, 2014, I know of a Republican female politician from the south who many, many people know had several lesbian relationships in college. But because she’s being a “good girl” and settled down, they keep quiet about it. Guess what? Her preteen son already looks unmistakably gay. A guy who hit on me in college and had his (secular) poetry published in the literary journal, whose dad worked for the Bush I administration, is now a fat, sad-sack looking assistant minister for a megachurch in the Atlanta area. I could go on. There are a LOT of closet cases in the south, end of discussion.

  15. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says

    This kid is right about dangers of homosexuality in that it causes AIDS. Homosexual & lesbian behavior is useless, dangerous and does not result in reproduction. & transexuals are the mutilated homosexuals and lesbians-they must make it a crime to do sex changes. The rest of what I have to say here is copy/paste which I have said many times on other forums.

    I also support abolishing vasectomies, tubal ligations and breast implants, I support birth control but am against sterilization surgeries. I oppose breast implants because they are fake (excludes reconstruct surgeries for women who have had breast disease). If a woman has naturally nice big boobs as singer Katy E. Perry has (she is listed as DD but there are women with bigger boobs than her), then that is good. There is nothing wrong with a woman having small boobs. Most men want a woman with natural boobs-small, medium or big vs. a woman with fake boobs.

    I would limit Viagra in most cases because those are performance enhancers. If a man is let’s say 25 years old and in a wheelchair, then I support him using Viagra to have sex with his wife or girlfriend and have kids with her because there’s a use to it. But I am against Viagra or any other sexual enhancement drug for old men because that’s like giving steroids to nfl player after he has passed his prime. I would also be against giving Viagra and sexual enhancement drugs to homosexuals. So I would limit Viagra or other sexual enhancement drug to straight men who are under 40 years old with a handicap to that they can father children which below a certain age it’s medicine, but after a certain age it’s performance enhancers comparable to Steroids as Viagra, Zestra are. I support fertility treatments and I support In Vitro Fertilization.

    While I’m neutral on abortion, I’m against sterlizations. There’s birth control such as the pill, condoms & old fahshioned Rhythm Method. Sterilization surgeries however are mutilations. Unless it’s a hysterectomy to save a life, they must make it a crime to do sterilizations. Sterilizations are spaying & neutering people. Also they make less attractive. All things=, if you have an intact woman vs. a woman who has been spayed, most men would take the intact woman. Same thing with a man who is intact vs. a man who has had a vasectomy, most women would choose the intact man.

  16. JimmyD says

    Gee, Nash… you’re young and stupid. Yes. I hope you’re not so stupid that you end up with HIV. That would be a shame. AIDS, it ain’t just for fags anymore.

  17. EchtKultig says

    Can’t Towleroad just ban completely trolls like Anirban? (sounds like an anal medication)
    Hon, nobody here is going to care about what garbage you post. Might I suggest newsmax.com? You’ll fit in better there. Hey are you actually Indian as your name suggests? The right wing will love you, they are always looking for more diversity. Heck, maybe you could even make a film about how Obama will turn America into a black version of Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome by the year 2016. Oh wait…Dinesh D’Zouza already did that.

  18. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says

    Some of you posters are mean because you hate the ugly truths I write here. Also Ceem, I am not a religious person.

    I am not a Christian but there are topics where I agree with Christian groups. Where I agree with Christians is on the dangers of gay/lesbian agenda and there are many non-Christians and even some atheists who agree with Evangelical Christians. With homosexuality, if 2 knowing and willing adults want to do gay/lesbian conduct but not tell others what to think, then it’s their life. Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health as smoking is and needs to be marginalized like smoking is.They must abolish sex change maimings. link between childhood sex abuse and adult homosexuality/lesbianism is old science and nothing new. It doesn’t take an expert to know that sex abuse in youth can mess up the mind and cause people to behave in ways they normally wouldn’t.

    With ‘homophobic’, homophobia is telling truths which offend homosexual groups. With what mental health experts say on homosexuality, Mainstream psychology/medicine is not to be trusted on gay/lesbian topic and too many people accept what is said w/o challenging or having doubts. You can pay experts to say things which agree with gay/lesbian agenda and that is has happened with psychology/medicine since 1973-experts can say things to support gay agenda or any agenda. Truth with homosexuality is any ideas, speculations and truths which offend homosexual groups is condemned as homophobia as there’s alot of ideology on this. With repair therapy for homosexuals/lesbians. Repair therapy for gays and lesbians who want to be straight must be available just as repair therapy must be available for a drug junky who wants to become clean. Yes, proof burden is on repair therapists, but if you aren’t going to have repair therapy for homsexuality/lesbianism, then you may as well not have repair therapy for drug junkyism or drunkardism, because it often fails.

    Finally, sex change maimings which is mutilating some1 to make them fake members of opposite sex is comparable to trying to make a man a fake animal because he thinks he is an animal trapped in a human body. Most feminists are not speaking against this. 1 would hope that feminists would oppose the mutilation that happened to Chastity Sun Bono as feminists have spoken against Female Genital Mutilation which happens in some nations. Transexuals are mutilations which no Dr. should take part in, yet most feminists are not condemning this female genital and breast mutilation as what happened to Chastity S. Bono where her healthy breasts were mutilated, dangerous hormone shots and her genitals mutilated.

  19. Paul B. says

    When he’s got that big young mouth open wide, I just want to stuff my sausage in it and watch his eyes roll back. Well…it beats wanting to punch the bit$ch out… Maybe.

  20. EchtKultig says

    Anirban’s posts are so outlandish I wonder if someone is *really* trolling – in the most original sense of the term – to try to get Towleroad to update their comment system and tie it to some ID management. In any case, the usual coarse of a nutcase pursuing an agenda here is to last a few days and give up. Maybe he just missed his injection of Haloperidol this week or something and will soon get that sorted. Obviously Towleroad can and does delete spam, because ANY internet discussion board these days would otherwise get filled with ads for viagra, fake vuitton purses, rolex, etc.

  21. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says

    Well Ceem, since I was not aborted, I will tell ugly truths about homosexuals and transexuals (mutilated homosexuals/lesbians) though it offends. More people must have courage to talk about the uselessness of homosexuality/transexuality because straights especially straight men must distrust homosexuals.

    study which though needs to be replicated links smoking to homosexuality in adulthood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10582504/Smoking-increases-chances-of-child-being-homosexual-in-adulthood.html

    In 2011, I had suggested the link between a woman smoking during pregnancy and the increased risk of the baby turning out homosexual, Transexuals (mutilated homosexuals/lesbians) in adulthood, so this study is nothing new. Smoking during pregnancy is bad for health. Yes, there needs to be replicated or repeat studies but it wouldn’t surprise me. If 1 is exposed to other air and H2O pollutants in addition to smoking during pregnancy then that could cause deformities including possibly homosexuality. But yes, more studies need to be done to replicate this but it wouldn’t surprise if indeed it’s true. If a woman smokes while pregnant, that incr. risk of baby being deformed by the drugs and sexual deformity where a kid does homosexual/lesbian conduct in adulthood is possible. We know that childhood sex abuse raises risk of a kid doing homosexual/lesbian conduct in adulthood.

    Saw replies to this on other sites, predictably comments such as ‘homofobia’ and condemning it as pseudo-science. Homofobia is telling truths, theories and speculations which offend homosexual groups. Truth with homosexuality is any ideas, speculations and truths which offend homosexuals is condemned as homofobia as there’s ideology on this. While they have not conclusively proven homosexuality/lesbianism is inborn genes, homosexual groups often use this theory as definite by saying how they are born this way-which possibly can be the case for some but more studies are needed. But when facts are raised about the link between childhood sex abuse and a kid doing homosexual and lesbian activities in adutlhood, homosexual groups often get offended, condemn it as homofobia. Any facts which show homosexuality/lesbianism to be bad and put negative views on this is condemned. Yes, the theory between a woman smoking during pregnancy and the unborn baby doing homosexual/lesbian conduct in adulthood is not proven and replicated or repeat studies must be done. But the main reason homosexual and lesbian groups are offended by this theory is because it puts homosexuality negatively by suggesting it is the result of something bad-smoking.

  22. Johnnybegood says

    Lil Abner…we never read posts longer than the length of our dicks…sorry, but you’ll have to shorten your comments by half…at least. I’m stubby…so how about 4″. Of course I’m 6″ in girth…in case you wanted to know. If you open your mouth really wide…sans teeth of course…you’ll be a happy camper.

  23. SeasonOfTheWitch says

    Hey ECHTKULTIG, I have another suggestion. Every comment that comes in has an IP address associated with it. There could be some kind of flagging system where the IPs that get the most red-flags get blocked from commenting. That would eliminate the worst offenders who probably account for the overwhelming majority of troll comments on this site.

  24. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says

    What is Haloperidoal? I don’t take medicines so don’t know. I know that what I say offends the homosexuals but I will say what I believe though the homosexuals (transexuals are mutilated gays/lesbians) hate it. You homosexual men sure talk big behind a computer screen threatening this teenage boy who had courage to say what he thinks.

    Well, straight men must defend themselves against homosexuals and we can fight you gays. With gay bashing cases, I have found that gays often harass & or commit assault/battery on teenage boys to men in early 20s & the men react by bashing the gay. Most men and boys who are victims of gays usu. won’t call cops to report that a gay is committing indecent exposure, harassment or in worst cases molestation until some1 reacts violently and bashes the gay.

    If a defense lawyer in a gay bashing case wants to raise a crime the gay did such as harassment, indecent exposure, etc. before man reacted violently, then that must be regarded in deciding verdict. A jury can acquit or if they convict, they can convict a person on lesser charge.Again, if defense lawyer wants to bring up criminal conduct the homosexual did-harassment, indecent exposure, assault and battery, etc. before man reacted violently, then homosexual’s antisocial conduct must be regarded by jury in deciding verdict. Jury decides if it’s justified or excess force. Jury decides if it’s justified or excess force.

    A rebuttal people make is that gay bashers will sometimes say things to justify their deeds such as saying the homosexual committed indecent exposure, harassment, stalking and so on and that it’s the gay basher’s side of story which may or may not be true. Yes-but just as gay basher’s have interest to justify their deeds, gay bashing victims have interest to make themselves look like innocent victims. We don’t always know the other side of story and that is usually different from what homosexual says happened. Again if it’s true homosexual committed indecent exposure, harassment, stalking, etc. before men reacted violently, then the fact the homosexual committed a crime before he was bashed must be decided by jury in deciding if gay basher(s) used reasonable or excess force.

    I would rather have a case where a jury decides if a man’s reaction to bashing or killing a homosexual is justified or excess vs. the man doesn’t do enough and the gay does something worse. Most gay bashings I have found are men reacting to crimes which the homosexual first did such as after a homosexual committed indecent exposure, assault & battery or other crime.

  25. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says

    Heros for homosexuals are cowards such as homosexual coward Harvey B. Milk. I have not been to Russia (though would like), but with gay bashings which are happening in Russia, media version can’t be trusted. Though what the Russian men did was assault and battery, the circumstances possibly call for less punishment. The media gave 1/2 truths by saying the Russian men (calling them neo-Nazis with no proof) bashed gays and put the images on Internet, but here’s what most media omitted though some have now raised it. The Russian men who were bashing gays had pretended to be 15 year old boys on Internet by going on gay websites. Gays looking for teenage boys on Internet replied and set up places to meet them, but instead the gays got bashed by men pretending to be 15 year old boys. Yes, what the Russian men did is vigilanteism for which they should do jail time because right thing to do is to report this to cops and let the cops arrest the gays for soliciting minors and then hopefully the legal system will convict the gays and send them to prison.

    But these gays who were bashed did commit a crime by looking for teenage boys on Internet and instead got bashed by men who pretended to be the teenage boys, so I have no sympathy for the gays bashed here. If a man were looking for teenage girls on Internet but instead got bashed by a mob, many would say the man was a disgusting pig looking for underage girls. Gays often harass teenage boys. Those gay bashing victims deserve no sympathy because there is something wrong with an adult looking for teenagers. The gay bashers put the images on Internet after they bashed the gays with slogan ‘occupy pedophilia’ because they aren’t going to tolerate gays harassing teenage boys. Yes, it’s the job of police to do this, but again, no sympathy for these gay bashing victims.

  26. says

    Nash Grier has over 8 million YouTube Vine subscribers – his channel ranks in the top ten on YouTube. The BEST thing you can do is unsubscribe from this fool’s channel and encourage all of your friends that they do the same. He makes a fortune off over every Vine view. Take away his income and you’ll see this guy grovel like the homophobe he really is.

  27. says

    Andy would you PLEASE ban the IP address of ANIRBAN (AKA ABNER) BHATTACHARYA. Don’t say you can’t do it. Many of us run blogs and we have the capability to ban any fanatical poster. Make sure he doesn’t come back no matter what name he uses.

  28. Hansel Currywurst says

    Make vapid children your idols then be surprised and disappointed when they act like vapid children.

    Nope… Did. Not. See. That. Coming.

    On the positive side, the interwebs don’t forget (except from Google in the EU) so good luck looking for a job in a few years, punk.

  29. Brian W. says

    ECHTKULTIG

    I know there are closet cases in the south, but what evidence do you have that this kid is one?

    You keep using terms like, “seem gay” “look gay”, etc, which is really just stereotyping.

    I grew up and live in Texas and graduated from Baylor Univ. A lot of southern christian men came come across as genteel or overly friendly, but that doesn’t make them secretly gay.

  30. Anirban AKA Abner Bhattacharya says

    a personal attack that people sometimes make against those who are against gay/lesbian behaviors is to call people homosexuals. They say this hoping for a reaction. You say homosexual/lesbian is a good thing, yet call people gay as an insult.

  31. JerzeeMike says

    Wouldn’t you LOVE to be the HR person interviewing him for a position after he graduates from college?! These kids don’t realize that what they put out today most likely will come back to bite them in the ass in the future.

  32. Johnnybegood says

    Did Lil Abner go bye-bye? I’ve seen his rantings before…different name I think. “Crazy” comes in lot’s of sizes & shapes. It’s almost too crazy to believe it’s real. Could it be someone just trying to look “crazy”? Kiwi…if that’s you…you’ve outdone yourself this time! You’re “Rick” impression is damn good…but this takes the cake…if that’s you of course.

  33. says

    1. I will not read anything by ANIRBAN

    2. I have never heard of this impertinent pup Grier,before and I never want to hear about him again. The idea of anyone following this idiot is embarrassing – for them.

    3. This idiot Grier,seems a hate filled individual……and he thinks he is amusing.

    4. I hope his vid. lives on forever as evidence of his underlying bigotry.

    Anyone who thinks calling others ‘fag’ is OK needs the living $h1t beaten out of them.

  34. DANSWON says

    Shock horror a 16 year old boy does something stupid and insensitive. Apology is pretty thorough and seems sincere.
    What I don’t get is how this little twerp is followed by the number of people that is about the population of a small country, despite having no discernible talents? Something seriously wrong with today’s youth. So glad I grew up in the ’90s.

  35. JackFknTwist says

    I don’t usually jump to conclusions but in this instance this guy reeks of ‘closet case’.
    I watched another vid of his on YouTube and the guy has deep seated issues of self esteem.

  36. Jamie says

    @DANSWON

    Yeah, it’s pretty silly to be surprised that a 16 year old can and will do ignorant stuff. It’s also just as silly to believe in that fake apology. It’s the same apology he used before when he first started making anti-gay comments on his twitter.

  37. Island Planet says

    Anyone who’s ever seen the flood of Vines out there knows that that this format – where you shout something at the end of someone else’s clip – is common. This one was barely more stupid than the rest. Yes, it dealt with HIV – and yes, it uses the word fag. But come on – the kid’s goofing off / showing off. And he makes a point. White hetero males have very little to worry about when it comes to HIV – at least according to the CDC where they aren’t even represented in the ‘at-risk’ chart! http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/basics/ataglance.html

    Can’t we let punks be punks without dropping the life-ending hammer of political correctness down on them?

  38. Jamie says

    @Island Planet
    “And he makes a point. White hetero males have very little to worry about when it comes to HIV – at least according to the CDC where they aren’t even represented in the ‘at-risk’ chart!”

    Just because gay men are at a high risk doesn’t give tools like Nash the right to dehumanize them, which is exactly what he’s doing. The real point he was making was that “fags have AIDS”. God, you act as if that moron was making a public service announcement.

    “Can’t we let punks be punks without dropping the life-ending hammer of political correctness down on them?”

    Punks can be punks all they want to. 16 year olds will act like dicks when they have the chance, but we all have the right to call them out on it! If you put yourself out there on the internet spewing crap, don’t be alarmed at all the others out there that have no problem throwing it back at you. It’s not about being PC. What it’s really about is this ol’ saying – Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it.

  39. Tristram says

    This kid will learn things the hard way when someone decides to teach him a lesson publicly. His face and name are now known to millions so i hope he can afford a bodyguard.

  40. Skooter McGoo says

    Typical hate filled Christian. NEVER trust anyone claiming that faith as they will slop sugar to your face while trying to figure the best way to stab you in the back.

  41. Skooter McGoo says

    Typical hate filled Christian. NEVER trust anyone claiming that faith as they will slop sugar to your face while trying to figure the best way to stab you in the back.

  42. Skooter McGoo says

    Typical hate filled Christian. NEVER trust anyone claiming that faith as they will slop sugar to your face while trying to figure the best way to stab you in the back.

  43. Skooter McGoo says

    Typical hate filled Christian. NEVER trust anyone claiming that faith as they will slop sugar to your face while trying to figure the best way to stab you in the back.

  44. says

    Can anyone explain why that idiot is famous?

    He doesn’t sing, act, or write, he’s not funny at all, and not that cute either. I guess America is full of enough teens with the attention span of hamsters willing to waste 6 seconds of their life on this guy.

    I can’t wait until his next career as a gay porn star starts up in a few years. I mean, with a name like “Nash Grier”, it’s like his parents even expected him to grow up taking loads in face.

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