The Super Straight sexuality movement had taken over TikTok and other social media sites. However, TikTok has now banned it on its platform. Here’s a look at why it happened and the drama around it.
TikTok users got caught up in the trend of the super straight movement after it was being categorized as a new sexual orientation. Super straight was defined as “a new sexuality that means that you are only attracted to cisgender women or men.”
Why did TikTok ban super straight?
TikTok banned the movement because it went against the community guidelines. In a statement to PinkNews, a TikTok representative said, “community guidelines make clear that we do not tolerate hate speech or hateful ideologies. We take action when issues are brought to our attention.”
The Super straight movement had always received backlash from multiple people on social media. Even though there were a handful of people who admired the latest trend, others deemed it problematic. Before its ban, the hashtag had nearly 40.9 million views on TikTok.
The super straight term was given birth by a TikTok user named Kyle Royce. However, he has also been banned from the platform after the social media site blocked the super straight hashtag.
What was the super straight movement?
TikTok user Kyle Royce used the term to explain his sexual preference while adding that super straight should be deemed as a sexuality preference alongside LGBTQ+
As mentioned above, a super straight person is someone who is attracted towards the opposite gender on the basis that they are cisgender. Cisgender is defined as “being a person whose gender identity corresponds with the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth.”
At the same time, people who supported came up with a flag of their own. The flag is made up of black and orange colors. Several users made the flag their profile picture or had been using it on their bio.
Backlash towards super straight movement
People took to social media to call out the trend. On March 6, 2021, #superstraight started trending on Twitter as people used it to point out how problematic this trend was.
Following this, people on TikTok also slammed the trend by sharing posts explaining the same. If you search for the super straight hashtag on TikTok now, the site will say it “couldn’t find the hashtag.”