What is it with toxic masculinity and shaming effeminate men from within our own community?
We are so tired of fat and body shaming.
This RealJock user has set one such tox guy in the most glorious way. When user, Neal, told Nicolas to “be a man and shut up” after raising the issue of how toxic gym spaces could be for LGBT+ users he was told,
“The only thing toxic to men is the increased feminity among them. I’ve seen your pics, maybe if you looked better you wouldn’t feel so insecure, but that’s your issue”.
U OK Hun?
But it was Nicolas’s response that set our hearts racing.
“Wow! It’s statements like this that are damaging our community from within rather than building it up. But all you’ve done is prove my point and show how muscled-up gym bros like yourself can make the gym a really hateful place. You seem completely unaccepting of gay guys who you consider weak or effeminate, but how are they suppose to get stronger if they have to wade through your toxic bull$%^t just to get to the squat rack”
In case you ever doubted that toxic masculinity was a thing in the gay world, this was a response to our latest post on the subject from the gay jock community. pic.twitter.com/QSwoyItuKm
— GayFitness UK (@gayfitnessuk) July 4, 2018
Can we get an amen?