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‘Congrats for forcing an 18 year old to out himself’: ‘Heartstopper’s Kit Connor comes out after some fans accused him of queerbaiting

The tweet came after some fans accused him of queerbaiting.

On Nov 1, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Best friends 99% of the time’: TikTok trend called out for fetishizing queer women

'The way this makes me feel so invalid.'

On Apr 7, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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Billie Eilish accused of queerbaiting after Instagram post about girls

Her latest music video has caused a new round of discourse.

On Jun 14, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Best friends kissing’ TikTok trend prompts accusations of ‘queerbaiting’

'This is just as bad as a straight man fetishizing lesbians.'

On May 10, 2021 by Samantha Shaps

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Is Dumbledore gay? Here’s why it matters

J.K. Rowling revealed the answer in 2007, but what does it mean for 'Harry Potter' canon?

On Nov 18, 2018 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Queerbaiting is ruining the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise

J.K. Rowling still doesn't know how to handle Dumbledore's sexuality.

On Nov 16, 2018 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Is self-love queerbaiting?

For a verse, Ariana Grande leads us on.

On Nov 13, 2018

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‘Supergirl’ actor angers fans at San Diego Comic-Con

Actor Jeremy Jordan made some unfortunate comments about Lena Luthor/Supergirl at SDCC.

On Jul 25, 2017 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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How ‘Riverdale’ shipping wars and queerbaiting led to Shannon Purser’s coming out

'Stranger Things' star Shannon Purser was accidentally embroiled in a fandom debate about LGBT representation.

On Apr 19, 2017 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ includes plenty of fanfic tropes, but ignores queer representation

Fans are comparing 'The Cursed Child' to fanfic, but it didn't go as far as including a canonical gay romance.

On Aug 4, 2016 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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A major death on ‘The 100’ sparks massive backlash from queer fans

The 'dead lesbian' trope refuses to die.

On Mar 8, 2016 by Aja Romano

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Will the Spider-Man/Deadpool crossover comic be the love-fest fans want?

This unlikely team-up of Wade Wilson and Peter Parker has recently gotten a huge popularity boost.

On Feb 9, 2016 by Aja Romano

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‘Hannibal’ is subverting everything we know about male relationships

Bryan Fuller's serial killer fever dream has evolved a male friendship unlike anything else on television.

On Aug 27, 2015 by Aja Romano

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The problem with James Franco and celebrity queerbaiting

It might be a game to James Franco, but it’s deadly serious for the rest of us.

On Aug 7, 2014 by S.E. Smith

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How to kill your slash fandom in 5 steps

When it comes to showrunners interacting with fandom slash ships, we've heard this song a million times before.

On Jul 21, 2014 by Aja Romano