When Is It OK To Say “Faggot”? Thirty Gay Men Respond To The Word

Is there ever an acceptable time and place to use the word “faggot”?

We’ve certainly had more than a few lively debates on the subject, and there doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer.

Related: Sam Smith OK With Being Called “A Faggot” Just Not “Fat”

For those who’ve only experienced the word as a sharpened weapon, perhaps it’s best to let those wounds scar over without the risk of reopening them.

Related: Die Antwoord Calls Drake A “Massive Faggot” On Instagram, Then Deletes It

And for gay people who feel empowered by reclaiming it, dare we say — reveling in their faggotry — we wouldn’t dream of trying to contain their freedom from the word’s oppressive history.

Below, watch 30 gay men asked to react to “faggot”:

Source:: Queerty

Be first to comment