Grindr has appeared to throw shade at a transphobic US journalist, after he alerted the FBI that his Grindr profile was shut down, by selling limited edition gender neutral t-shirts – with 100 percent of the profits going to a trans rights organisation.
Chadwick Moore had recently posted a series of transphobic tweets, writing: “@Grindr just shut down my profile for the second time this year because under the ‘Gender’ question (weird af) I wrote ‘There are only 2.”
He added: “If trans women are real women why are they lurking on a gay men’s dating app. And doesn’t the whole trans narrative only deeply further the gender binary? So weird.”
Moore said wanted to see Grindr’s “internal company guidelines on postmodernism, gender theory and banned words.”
He then tagged the FBI in a tweet, saying: “I mean, god-forbid someone challenge post-modernist fake-science on a dating app, the same dating app that is a notorious conduit of prostitution, illegal drug use, illegal drug sales, and the spread of disease. I dunno does the @fbi need to look into what happens on @grindr?”
Grindr has now appeared to mock Moore, posting on Twitter that it is producing a new limited selection t-shirt, emblazoned with the caption: “Grindr is a construct,” with all profits going to the National Center for Transgender Equality.
The dating app captioned the post: “The future is fluid. #GrindrIsAConstruct.”
— Grindr (@Grindr) July 24, 2018
On the Teespring page for the t-shirt, the gay dating app states: “Grindr has created this t-shirt to remind people that all gender identities and pronouns are welcome on our platform… because the future is fluid. #postmodernism
“100% of proceeds are being donated to National Center for Transgender Equality.”
The t-shirts will remain on sale until Sunday (July 29).
Moore, a former writer for Out magazine who has become an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump, falsely claimed he had been ejected from a New York gay bar earlier this year for his conservative views.
In a Facebook post, he vowed to “dedicate my life to destroying” Metropolitan Bar in Brooklyn, claiming he was “asked to leave… because my political ideology would cause a stir.”
He also posted the bar’s phone number to encourage people to complain.
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In a public response, the bar said Moore had actually been removed from the bar because his friend started a fight.
The bar wrote in a Facebook post: “You have come in here quite frequently without incident.
“We understand that your political views do not match ours, but that doesn’t mean you are not welcome here.
“FACTS: You were asked to leave because your ‘brother-in-law who’s a straight guy from Alabama and a truck driver’ (your words) started a fight at our sister bar right before you came here. Play that victim card though.”