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If Gay Guys Said the Stuff Straight People Say is a viral video in which a gay character mocks statements commonly heard from straight people promoting various homosexual stereotypes. The video inspired a series of parodies exploring racial stereotypes promoted by white people in a similar style to Shit People Say videos.
On May 19th, 2014, YouTuber Daniel-Ryan Spaulding uploaded a video titled “If Gay Guys Said the Shit Straight People Say,” in which a gay character says several statements to a straight character as if their roles were reversed (shown below). In the first two months, the video received more than 1.7 million views and 800 comments.
On June 6th, 2014, the BuzzFeedYellow YouTube channel uploaded a video titled “If Asians Said The Stuff White People Say,” in which Asian actors flip common stereotypes held about topics like Asian religions and inter-racial dating around on white people (shown below). Within two months, the video gained over 5.6 million views and 11,200 comments. On June 12th, BuzzFeedYellow uploaded a Latino version of the series (shown below, right). In six weeks, the video garnered upwards of 1.3 million views and 4,700 comments.
On June 13th, YouTuber Daniel-Ryan Spaulding uploaded another video titled “If Gay Guys Said the Stuff Straight People Say” (shown below, left). On June 20th, BuzzFeedYellow uploaded a new parody video titled “If Black People Said the Stuff White People Say,” in which black actors are shown saying variations of statements commonly (shown below, right). The video was subsequently highlighted by UpWorthy. Over the next month, the video gained more than 2.8 million views and 4,300 comments.
On June 23rd, The Huffington Post published an article about the “If Asians Said the Stuff White People Say” video, which provided alternatives to many of the culturally insensitive statements from the parody.