The trolls have launched a transphobic social campaign
- “Super straight” started trending on social media when users claimed it to be their sexual orientation.
- The descriptor started on TikTok but has gained ground on toxic forums like 4chan and Kiwi Farms.
- In the deleted threads, users pushed to spread the transphobic tendency to divide LGBTQ people.
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Over the past week, some people online have openly referred to themselves as “super straight,” causing the term to spread across various social media platforms. According to Urban Dictionary, the term is meant to refer to a preference of “the opposite sex to the exclusion of transgender people.” Although he describes a preference, members of the transphobic movement claim it is a sexual orientation and have caused intense discord online.
What many first-time users of the idea may not know, however, is that the chaos caused by the idea is precisely the point. According to the threads on 4chan, the trolls are deliberately planning to provoke a backlash and divide LGBTQ communities by spreading the super-right idea.
‘Super straight’ was born on TikTok and spread on forums like 4chan
It looks like the super straight can be attributed to TikToker Kyleroyce, who posted a video on February 21 titled “Who else is super straight?” The deleted video, which was uploaded to YouTube, shows the content creator sitting in a car, sharing his thoughts with the hashtags ‘sexuality’ and ‘funny’. The video drew over a million views before the creator removed it, claiming in a comment that others had “sent death threats to my mom about it.”
In the video, the creator is explicit about the creation of the term because he was tired of being called transphobic.
“I made a new sexuality,” Kyleroyce said in her video. “Straight men are called transphobic because I wouldn’t date a trans woman. Now I’m super straight. I only date the opposite sex, women, who were born women. So you can’t say I’m transphobic now because it’s just my sexuality. “
“I created it because I was fed up with being labeled with very negative terms for having a preference, something that I can’t control, and being labeled by the community that preaches acceptance with that sort of thing, “Kyleroyce told Insider. “It was never meant to be hateful to anyone.”
Over the next two weeks, the ultra-direct video began to spread across social media, eventually reaching the board / pol of 4chan, known to harbor far-right trolls, and growing from there. . Council members discussed creating and sharing memes about being super blunt to “drive a wedge” within LGBTQ communities and “use leftist tactics against themselves, call them bigots not to accept super straight people, ”according to several deleted articles and threads shared on Twitter. . The posts also directly linked the abbreviation of super right to the Nazi SS.
—David Paisley (@DavidPaisley) March 7, 2021
A very direct discussion also appeared on Kiwi Farms, an online forum similar to 4chan with little moderation or oversight.
Over the weekend, a ‘very direct’ conversation took place on Twitter and Reddit
Over the weekend, the conversation around the super straight became a big talking point on social media, apparently following the designs of those at 4chan trying to broadcast it. Twitter users began to identify themselves as super straight, even going so far as to describe themselves as members of the “LGTBQ + community”.
“I know a lot of people have the same opinion as me, but they’re too scared to say it for fear of negative reactions and misinterpretations,” Kyleroyce said.
—Super right (@ supa_str8) March 6, 2021
—Close it, Gringo⬛️🟧 (@POVuMadAtMe) March 8, 2021
—Surf & Terf 🖤🧡 (@terf_surf) March 6, 2021
Critics of the movement identify her as thinly veiled transphobia.
—Nina ☭ (anna fan acc) (@comradenina) March 6, 2021
– Cyn’s Rubber Duck (@ amadness2method) March 7, 2021
AbbyInni said in a Twitter thread that the movement was created to “exclude trans people” and “you see trans women less as women and trans men less as men than cis and it’s transphobic.”
—Abby ♡ (@AbbyInni) March 6, 2021
“It’s not transphobic, and it never has been,” Kyleroyce said.
Criticism hasn’t stopped the super-right movement from growing.
On March 1, the Super Straight subreddit launched and has already attracted 17,000 subscribers. On the submarine, you can find messages from people claiming to be dealing with “superphobia”.
Update: The reddit was banned for “promoting hate.”
This is not the first time that a hate and disinformation campaign has become popular on 4chan and spread elsewhere. In 2016, 4chan users tried to convince others that they could vote online before the election and that rapper Drake had passed away.
This article has been updated to include Kyleroyce’s comments.