Monday, August 17, 2015

Must not mention that homosexual men tend to be highly promiscuous

Newsnight is at the centre of a row over gay stereotyping after a presenter claimed dating app Tinder allows 'straight people to behave like gay men'.

The controversial comments were made by Evan Davis during the programme last night, ahead of a discussion about the impacts of dating apps.

Comedian Matt Lucas has lead a backlash against the remarks, branding the BBC 'pathetic' over the wording of the introduction.

Mr Davis, who is himself openly gay, was speaking ahead of a studio discussion of how dating apps on phones are changing the way people meet.

Mr Davis said: 'Tinder is the biggest of a number of apps that allow straight people of any gender to behave like gay men.

'It's an easy hook-up service. You upload your profile, and scroll through others, to find someone to meet.

'It's love at first swipe. Swipe left for the ones you don't like, swipe right for the folks you're interested in. And then if the feeling's mutual, you can message each other and take it from there.'

The strange comments provoked instant reaction on Twitter, where users complained they were 'offensive' and implied all gay men are promiscuous.



Anonymous said...

Gay men are only statistically likely to be more promiscuous than straight men as they go for other gay men, while straight guys are impeded by somewhat more reserved women, especially wives!

Bird of Paradise said...

The Rainbow freakos in those mulim or islamoc nations they get thrown from tall building or get killed off and not a word from the United Nations Human Rights wanks

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it is implying that gay men are as promiscuous as heterosexuals.

Anonymous said...

It's true and everyone knows it.