Vine Star Caught Shouting Gay Slur (Video)

12:22 PM PST 07/08/2014 by THR Staff
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Nash Grier, the most followed person on the six-second video app, has been caught making disparaging remarks about gay people in a short clip that surfaced on Sunday.

Vine star Nash Grier has been caught in one of the app's six-second videos making a gay slur.

YouTube personality Tyler Oakley posted a clip featuring images from a TV commercial about HIV testing, with men saying that "testing for HIV is not a gay thing." Grier is then shown yelling, "Yes it is! F—!"

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In two tweets about the clip (embedded below), Oakley wrote, "Promoting a false stereotype that HIV only affects gays to his millions of teen fans is extremely dangerous."

"Call me and people like me, 'f-g' all you want, but spreading false information about deadly diseases is next level," he added.

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Grier later posted the below screengrab of him composing an apology for Twitter.

Grier has 8.7 million followers on Vine and 2.71 million followers on Twitter.

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Oakley has 2.62 million Twitter followers.

Vine, which is owned by Twitter, has not yet responded to The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment.

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