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TikTok Bans 'Super Straight' Movement And Its Creator For Being Transphobic

Stewart Perrie


TikTok Bans 'Super Straight' Movement And Its Creator For Being Transphobic

TikTok has banned a user for creating a movement that has been dubbed transphobic.

Kyle Royce made a now-deleted post about how he was starting a new sexuality called 'Super Straight', which he said meant a person is only attracted to someone of the opposite sex and who was born in the opposite sex.

According to PopBuzz, the TikToker said: "Straight men get called transphobic because I wouldn't date a trans woman. Now, I'm super straight. I only date the opposite gender, women, that are born women. So you can't say I'm transphobic now because that is just my sexuality."

The movement has reportedly since been picked up by far-right groups on websites like 4chan and Reddit.

The movement gathered such pace that one user fashioned a 'straight' flag that featured the SS bolts from Nazi Germany.

Kyle doesn't support the idea of super straight being used to inflict hate on another group or community, however he still stands by his new sexuality.

A TikTok spokesperson issued a statement to Pink News, saying: "Our community guidelines make clear that we do not tolerate hate speech or hateful ideologies, and we take action when issues are brought to our attention.

"We will continue to monitor this situation for further developments and take action wherever necessary."

The hashtag #superstraight is now met with an error message and users are also flashed a message from the video hosting platform that says 'This phrase may be associated with behavior or content that violates our guidelines'.

"Promoting a safe and positive experience is TikTok's top priority," it added.

Credit: kyleroyce/TikTok
Credit: kyleroyce/TikTok

Reddit has also clamped down on the movement after the Super Straight subReddit managed to amass 30,000 followers.

The page was described by administrators as 'a Community for Oppressed Men and Women that consider their Sexuality/Gender/Religion to be 'Super Straight'.

Reddit has now removed the subReddit altogether, which is a big move considering the social media site has previously championed free speech.

In much the same way as TikTok, users trying to access the subReddit are now greeted with a note informing them the page is gone 'for promoting hate towards a marginalised or vulnerable group'.

It also says: "The community had become increasingly exclusionary with hateful content that is counter to its original satirical intent and was in violation of our policies."

Reddit didn't just stop at the Super Straight movement, and has also banned the Super Lesbian and Supersexual subReddits because they 'serve the same objective as a previously banned or quarantined subreddit'.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok

Topics: News, LGBT

Stewart Perrie
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