If you have been on social media recently, you might have possibly come upon a new term that is polarizing. The term in question is ‘super straight’ and it is defined by those who are using it as dating someone of the opposite sex who was born that way.
According to Distractify, a TikTok user by the name of Kyle Royce appeared to be the first person to coin the term ‘super straight’ in a video that was pulled from the platform. However, the video was reposted to Twitter. In the video, Royce refers to being ‘super straight’ as a sexual orientation and insists it is not transphobic.
The trend has taken on a life of its own on TikTok with the hashtag, ‘#superstraight’ receiving over 116 million views.
A Twitter used named AntiFash Gordon posted a tweet with a screenshot of a thread from the website 4chan which appears to instruct users to do the exact tactics that are occurring on both TikTok and Twitter.
Remember that the #SuperStraight hashtag is an anti-trans OP.
It was birthed several days ago from 4chan and Kiwi Farms, both noxious holes of anti-trans and disinfo content.
If you see it, don’t get confused. It’s the same anti-trans bullshit the far-right consistently pushes. pic.twitter.com/iEAwn3gn22
— AntiFash Gordon (@AntiFashGordon) March 7, 2021
Many have responded to the trend by calling out those who identify themself as ‘super straight’ as transphobic.
fun fact: "superstraight" is not valid. if you support it, get off my page. if you are "superstraight", block me pic.twitter.com/OJPMTNb4jN
— Jax | STAR TIME 🌠 (@ThatDamDemi) March 8, 2021
While the ‘super straights’ are claiming they are being discriminated against.
— buermedia (@buermedia) March 9, 2021
— Dutch Legion 🇵🇸 (@LegionDutch) March 8, 2021
I think the fact people get so mad at this #superstraight thing makes me like it even more, we will not stand for this bigotry. Try as you might our voices will not be silenced ⬛️🟧 pic.twitter.com/8zSLbw2xGk
— Horizon, Blade of Rittenhouse (@GodKing_Jordo) March 8, 2021
Another level added to the whole trend is a ‘super straight’ pride flag with the colors black and orange with some versions have the letters ‘SS’ in the center of each color.
While Royce remains on TikTok, he has started a GoFundMe page on Sunday, March 7 with text on the page claiming:
After creating the original “Super Straight” video, I have received an insane amount of backlash and death threats. People found my family and have been set to ruin our lives; even attacking my mother’s business. Especially since I got COVID-19 currently and am homeless, stuck staying at my girlfriend’s house: some help and funding would be so greatly appreciated from the Super Straight Community
As of Monday evening, Royce has raised $535 of his $100,000 goal.
It should also be noted that this trend is going on three weeks before International Transgender Day of Visibility.
What are your thoughts on the ‘super straight’ trend? Let us know in the comments or on our social media accounts.