“Marry her,” the account tweeted, along with a screenshot of a conversation between two people who it evidently thought were both cis and straight.
Marry her. pic.twitter.com/n7Bz2geKqt
— Men's Humor (@MensHumor) October 16, 2019
“What u into?” the first messenger wrote.
“Mario Kart and Stuffed Crust Pizza,” the other responded.
Men’s Humor pushed the gag even a step further by tweeting, “Next question: What’s your ring size and preferred season for a wedding?”
Next question: What's your ring size and preferred season for a wedding? pic.twitter.com/fYqkw2rNZk
— Men's Humor (@MensHumor) October 17, 2019
Then Grindr pointed out the screenshot is actually from its app. “Thank you for recognizing that trans women use our app,” the official Grindr Twitter account responded.
thank you for recognizing that trans women use our app 🌈💛 https://t.co/RuOS3MD1x2
— Grindr (@Grindr) October 16, 2019
And while some tipped their hats to Grindr for its “wokeness,” others seized the opportunity to call it out for allowing the mistreatment of trans women to happen on its platform.
Wow…Grindr being the woke app. Well done @bluekeyblade
— chunky legend washes his GODDAMN HANDS (@laviejoem) October 17, 2019
well done. pic.twitter.com/wiiCKHGzdo
— Tré Easton (@treeaston) October 16, 2019
“Does this mean you’ll work harder to keep trans women safe on the app?” Twitter user @msevareign questioned.
Another responded by saying that Grindr likely wouldn’t.
does this mean you’ll work harder to keep trans women safe on the app?
— eva (@msevareign) October 17, 2019
“No, thank you for allowing so much transphobia and fetishization happen on your app,” Twitter user @teaqueer wrote.
Grindr has yet to respond to the backlash that resulted from its trolling of Men’s Humor.