The topic of dating preference versus racism has always been a highly-debated subject within the gay community. Grindr tackles this hot button issue for the first installment of their first ever web series, “What The Flip?” The gay hookup app conducts a social experiment, all with one genius switch.
“No fats. No fems. No Asians.”
These cruel words embody a discrimination problem that has run rampant on gay dating apps for a while now. Considering the shit gays have to take from the outside world, why are some trying to sour our digital safe spaces? And does anyone realize how words can hurt and divide?
In the premiere episode of “What the Flip?”, Grindr’s first ever web series, two guys switch profiles for a day to explore how our racial preferences can be damaging whether we know it or not. The results will be surprising to some, and not so much to others. Host Billy Francesca injects attitude into the proceedings by getting frank (and sometimes hilarious) comments from revelers on the streets of WeHo, along with some eye-opening discoveries from the profile switchers.
“What the Flip?” exposes the way we talk to each other, the good and the bad. But it also reminds us that we’re still human, and that we can do a better job of how we represent ourselves in the mad rush to connect.
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“What the Flip?” is a five part series, with new episodes dropping on INTO every other Thursday. Check out the first episode below.
Personally, what I find attractive changes all the time. If I look back at my dating history, I’ve been with all races, even when I dated girls eons ago. What are your thoughts on racial preference vs racism? Sound off below.