Nash Grier

Nash Grier

Updated Sep 14, 2020 at 06:38AM EDT by shevyrolet.

Added Jan 21, 2014 at 03:12PM EST by Don.

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Nash Grier is a video blogger known for his active presence and large following on the video-sharing mobile app Vine, where he became the most-followed user in January 2014.


On April 9th, 2013, Grier joined the photo-sharing site Instagram.[6] On April 16th, Grier created a feed on the video blogging service Vine,[1] where he shares short sketch videos featuring slapstick comedy, lip dubs and his fellow video blogger friends. On October 13th, a Facebook[7] fan page for Grier was launched. On the following day, The Daily Mail[4] published an article about Grier, noting that he had reached over 1.4 million Vine followers. On October 16th, Grier was interviewed on the television program Inside Edition (shown below).

The same day, ABC News[12] published an article about the video blogger, noting he had eclipsed celebrities Ellen DeGeneres, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber in Vine followers. On November 26th, Redditor lou_sassil submitted a screenshot of several insulting direct messages from Grier to the /r/teenagers[10] subreddit (shown below). Sprint 8:01 PM ④ 0% 100% Nash @Nashgrier Yeah people pay money to meet me but if you weren't such a dumbass you would see 7:59 PM I'm going to LA for the event you're tweeting about to co- host a concert. Go worry about some real life issues. 7:59 PM And I make more money than your parents so stfu I don't care if you think I'm a faggot you're a junior in high school with no goals get real 8:00 PM Start a new message Send

On December 5th, Grier launched his personal Tumblr[5] blog. On December 19th, MTV[3] listed Grier as one of the best Viners of 2013. On December 20th, an entry for Grier was created on Urban Dictionary.[8] On January 16th, 2014, Grier became the most popular Vine blogger in the world with over five million followers.[2] In addition, Grier had accumulated upwards of 2.2 million Instagram followers, 1.05 million Twitter followers and 960,000 Facebook likes. On January 20th, Grier uploaded a video to YouTube in which he and several other video bloggers attempt to remain speechless for 2 minutes (shown below). The following day, Redditor m_chellen submitted the video to the /r/cringe[11] subreddit, where it garnered over 1,500 up votes and 350 comments in the first 24 hours.


On December 20th, 2013, Grier uploaded a video to YouTube in which he and fellow Viners Cameron Dallas and JC Caylen discuss a list of traits and qualities they find attractive in the opposite sex (shown below). In the video, they also mull over certain things that they find unattractive in a rather mocking tone, criticizing women with "fake tits," girls who are “obnoxious and loud” and those who refuse to shave their body hair.

Five days later, the original upload of the video was removed after being heavily criticized for being offensive to women. Before it was removed, YouTubers Hank Green and Lamarr Wilson left comments denouncing the video as irresponsible (shown below).

Hank Green minute ago I understand why this is not immediately obvious to you. But this is a really problematic way to talk about women, especially considering that your audience is mostly young women. Implied in a lot of what you're saying is that women exist to appeal to you, and the young women who look up to you and watch your videos will begin to see themselves that way. I know it doesn't seem like it to you, but telling women that they have to shave their arm hair to appeal to you isn't just offensive, it's actually abusive. It's a terrible thing to say to a person... let alone a collection of 300,000 people. You have a responsibility with your newfound audience. There are a lot of people paying attention to what you say, and you have the power to make them feel better about themselves or worse about themselves. Consider what impact you want to have before you make a video like this. And, in a perfect world, consider taking this video down and uploading an apology. Lamarr Wilson commented on a video on YouTube. Shared publicly-9:40 PM If you didn't have an audience of 300K, we prob would overlook this video, but you have 300K MOSTLY teen girls watching you, and they want to please you. It's not cool telling them they HAVE to change their appearance for YOU Not cool at all. At least take the criticism you're getting to heart: we don't hate you; we want you to think on a wider scope. Show less

Homophobia Controversy

On April 11th, 2014, Vine user MuneraIsFab[13] uploaded a Vine clip[18] created by Nash Grier which he has since deleted, which features a PSA for HIV testing and ends with Grier yelling "fag." Within three months the Vine gained over 1.4 millions loops.

The Vine clip gained more attention when popular gay YouTuber Tyler Oakely tweeted[14] it out followed by another tweet critizing Grier's homophobia and the spreading of misinformation about HIV. Within 48 hours Oakely's first tweet gained over 7,000 retweets and over 14,000 favorites.

Tyler Oakley @tyleroakley Follow Promoting a false stereotype that HIV only affects gays to his millions of teen fans is extremely dangerous. わReply Retweet ★ Favorite More yler Oakley φ @tyleroakley * 塩Follow Call me and people like me, 'fag' all you want, but spreading false information about deadly diseases is next level. Reply Retweet ★ Favorite More

The same day, Grier tweeted an apology in the form of a screenshot of a tweet over 140 characters. Within 48 hours the tweet gained over 19,000 retweets and over 53,000 favorites.

Nash Grier @Nashgrier Follow Reply t3 Retweet ★ Favorite More o Verizon LTE 10:47 AM 乀@塞34% 168 Tweet l apologize for anything negative I've said towards gays and for that matter anyone. I was young, ignorant, stupid, and in a bac place. I've moved on and learned from my mistakes and I am so truly sorry to anyone I have offended. I have nothing against anyone or anything that promotes equality. Sorry again A S D F G H J K L 123 space RETWEETS FAVORITES 19,275 53,169醽飒 醫瓶 1:48 PM -6 Jul 2014 Flag media

On July 8th, 2014, Gawker published a post titled "16-Year-Old Vine Celebrity Nash Grier Uploaded And Deleted A Video Saying Only Gay People Get HIV," which featured the angry responses of Twitter users towards Grier. The same day several sites covered the Vine including Gawker[16] and Hollywood Life.[17]

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I wanna say that im sorry for my earlier comment. In my first comment I was defending this kid because in context I thought it was one joke he made up on the spot and he realized how stupid he was and took it down,

That was until I read another sites coverage of this that showed some of his super homophobic tweets. No fuck this kid, this little shit head deserves no petty from anyone. This is not one “joke” video this kid is actually very very homophobic and arrogant.

I seriously regret ever defending this little millennial sack of shit after reading what hes actually about. Please update the page with some of his tweets



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