We hope more than anything that this is someone’s idea of satire, and that this can’t. Possibly. Be real.
Unfortunately, it’s within the scope of believability. And that is perhaps more disturbing than whether or not this specific party invitation turns our to be legit.
A Meetup invitation called “Gay Guys Parties” has been making the rounds, but not because it promises a good time and smooth beats.
Organizers Derrick, Jake and Connor cordially invite people to a monthly themed party, which sounds nice except when they say “people,” they’re referring to “young, fit, masculine, White men – str8-identified, gay, and bisexual.”
In case that leaves any window of confusion open (it doesn’t), “we mean non-Hispanic/non-Latin(o) White men.” Thanks for clearing that up.
But if the “racist” alarm is going off in your head, don’t worry — these guys address that misconception. See, one of the guys who throws the all-white party is black, so it can’t be racist.
“[He’s] not self-hating. He likes himself! He likes White guys, too,” the invitation reads.
Well, if Grindr and Scruff let you sort people based on their skin color, why not advertise parties in the same fashion?
One word comes to mind: ugh.
Here’s the full invitation:
As of April 2016, there are over 200 White guys as members. Most are not here on Meetup, but they are on the membership list separate from Meetup. The group is politically incorrect. It’s elitist and exclusive.
Furthermore, a black guy runs the group. How awesome is that! We oppose political correctness – we do not support diversity. If someone considers the group ‘racist’ or the organizer ‘self-hating,’ we don’t care. It’s ridiculous how race is the only aspect of the group that gets criticized. Why single that out? People hang around people with the characteristics they like. This is normal. All women, all men, and all black groups wouldn’t get the same criticism.
We have the freedom and right to associate with whomever we want. The organizer almost exclusively associates with White guys. And, sorry, the organizer is not self-hating. He likes himself! He likes White guys, too.
We are looking for more White guys who are fraternity guys, and young professional men who want to meet similar types of guys by attending our parties with other young, fit, masculine white men. The group is all about camaraderie and having fun times together as bromos. This is a great way to meet and become friends with other young, cool, masculine white guys in the same boat. This is it.
We are looking for recent grads from DC area campuses, including GWU, Georgetown, AU, GMU, UVA, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, and, of course, Catholic U. Catholic white boys are the best!
We are also looking for white military men – US Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force, Coast Guard, Naval Academy, firemen, and policemen are certainly welcome.
Join this group today to be invited to our next party! You must be white, fit, masculine, 21 to 35 to get in. This is a drug-free zone. The group encourages healthy and fun activities, masculine activities, like team sports, listening to rock music, parties, and much more! If you are a young, fit, masc white dude who likes other dudes – a bromo – join this group. The group is fun and the guys are fun.
And if that’s not directly insulting to our shared humanity enough — which it is — here’s a questionnaire prospective guests are expected to fill out: