Watch: Gay guys react to shocking racism on Grindr
A video blows the lid on a number of racist profiles on gay hook-up app Grindr.
The clip from YouTube star DaveyWavey features the real, anonymized app profiles of men on Grindr.
It exposes some of the shocking racism present on the app – with one user calling for a “block all blacks” button.
Another profile asks Asian people to “prease reave me arone” – while another guy says he refuses to settle for “anything less” than a white person.
Though some try to justify their comments by insisting it’s “just a preference”, the YouTubers were less than impressed.
YouTuber Kingsley explained: “As a minority, if you see things like that all the time it can kind of be taxing and affect your self esteem and how you see yourself.
“I do think it would be better if people wouldn’t write things like that – but I also wish people cared about themselves enough to know that anybody who writes something like that isn’t worth your time.”
Guy Anthony asked: “You can have a preference, you can have a small dick preference, I have a big dick preference! I only like big dicks, so I get that.
“But how do we sort of infiltrate people’s minds and say like ‘black is okay, Asian is okay, white is okay’?
“We’re gay men. And we want to be loved. Because ultimately we all just want to love and be loved, so why can’t we focus on that part instead of our race?”