“CAN GAYS HAVE A PREFERENCE?”
that always leads to a lengthy discussion.
the foxhole is known for those kind of debates.
well there is a new beef causing a debate in the forests.
jack’d vs grindr
not about which app is the most oversexed.
one app accuses the other of promoting racism.
this is what a vix-bi sent me that towleroad had to report…
Hook-up app Jack‘d, which is geared toward gay urban millennials, urged its members this week to be “the generation that ends racism” and came for the biggest competitor in the field: Grindr.
In a new video titled “The Generation That Ends Racism,” Jack’d blasts Grindr for allowing users to post discriminatory and racist preferences like “no fats, no femmes” and “No blacks, no Asians” on its platform.
Said Alon Rivel, the Director of Global Marketing at Jack’d: “We have a zero tolerance policy for racism on Jack’d. We encourage members being discriminated against or harassed to report it to our customer service department. If we find the allegations to be true, we will immediately delete the profile of the offending member regardless if they are a paid member or not. Our members’ comfort and safety will always trump making money.”
Apps like Grindr need to take responsibility, added Rivel: “There is a difference between being attracted to certain characteristics of a man and spewing hate and/or attacking others for their religion or the color of their skin. Racism, in both the real and virtual worlds, is not ok. As gay men, we are all minorities and we need to stand together in accepting and supporting our differences.”
The Advocate spoke with Grindr VP of marketing Peter Sloterdyk, who said “sexual racism is a larger problem within our community and impacts all dating apps, not just Grindr.”
Added Sloterdyk: “[Grindr] prohibits the use of offensive or racist language and encourage our community to report offending profiles through our app’s built-in system.”
Watch Jack’d’s ad:
when i use to be on those apps,
looking for whatever i was looking for,
i would see “warnings” plastered over certain profiles.
in my own mind,
a) “no fats and fems”: it was those who probably got catfished
b) “no insert race here“: it was someone who i didn’t want to get to know
i was never bothered because they obviously wasn’t for me.
if a thousand wolves only want snow foxes,
or the racially ambiguous,
those wolves are stuck in self hate and probably corny af anyway.
you see how wack the wolves who strictly date one race are.
even with the straights.
this whole scandal is really interesting tho.
it promotes “the generation that ends no preference”.
instead of taking out ads for personal choices,
and allowing folks to navigate dick/foxtail however they choose,
why don’t they:
- deal with all the diseases being allegedly passed back and forth on those sites
- bringing awareness to make the sites safe with the amount of alleged murders/robberies
taking warnings out of profiles doesn’t mean it will stop it.
it just means it will be hidden much better.
so i had to ask the foxhole…
Is Jack’d right or wrong?
article cc: towleroad