An online retailer is stirring controversy with a tank top.
The cutoff T-shirt reading “No Fats, No Fems” has prompted the online LGBTQ community to address slang in its culture that’s been labeled common, yet discriminatory.
The saying is a popular tagline on gay dating apps like Grindr—a no to guys who are feminine or without muscular builds. Marek + Richard, an online clothing store marketed to gay men, labeled the tank as satire in its descriptor after receiving backlash on Twitter.
— Gabriel Arana (@gabrielarana) April 27, 2016
@Marek_Richard No Fats/Fems
What happened to love conquers hate we already created climates of separation w/in our ranks. Be better humans
— Michael (@MichaelJMapes) April 27, 2016
The controversy has brought up longtime issues of body image in the gay community. As reported by Mic, a 2012 study showed that gay men have more pressures to be fit than straight men.
The company hasn’t released an official statement in response to the controversy.