“No Fats, No Fems, No Asians” – An unfortunate proverb (ironic or not) becoming more prevalent within the gay community. The rise of apps like Grindr have led to many guys stating who they’re trying to avoid rather than who they are looking for. This often disregards groups of people based on their ethnicity or other physical attributes.
Commentary about the nuances and habits on gay dating apps are rarely brought up in mainstream media due to its niche and sensitive nature. Season eight of reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race saw contestant, Kim Chi, talk about her experiences on dating apps and often being neglected and labelled certain words based on her ethnicity and physicality.
Check out the clip of Kim Chi reflecting on the culture of ‘No Fems, No Fats, No Asians’ here.
Upon the episode airing, Kim Chi released shirts with the phrase “Yas Fats Yas Fems Yas Azns” Promoting a sense of “loving yourself and those around you. The labels that some people may use to break you down are what give you character. There’s nothing that would make me happier than an inclusive society without labels” Purchase your shirt here.