Every time we think we’ve seen all the ways people can be terrible to other people online, the Internet laughs and serves up a new offender.This time, it’s a troll who called Reddit user u/sh0rtass “gross” for being 4’10.”We only see a snippet of their conversation in the screenshot that u/sh0rtass uploaded earlier this month, but it seems like the other guy did something else that warranted an apology, even before the “gross” comment.“I’ll leave you be,” he wrote. “Sorry again.”But did he leave u/sh0rtass be?
No, he certainly did not. Instead, he upchucked this bile: “But honestly, you are short as hell. 4’10”? That’s gross, dude. Take care.” Anybody else gets random hate DMs?
from short In another post, this one in the r/askgaybros forum, u/sh0rtass points out that the interaction is an example of “heightism in the gay community,” and not the only example he has endured.“Anybody else get random hate messages from strangers about your body types?” he wrote. “People can be so mean hiding behind a screen, be it Reddit, Grindr or Tinder, ‘cause I’ve had similar experiences there.”Related: Redditors rally around guy whose date pulled “the most d*ckish” move everOther Reddit users could relate. “My boyfriend is 5’3” and he either gets shit for it or guys love that he’s that height,” one commenter wrote. “I’m not too tall, but he’s shorter than me and it works well for us.”“Exactly this,” u/sh0rtass replied. “It’s usually a complete turn-on or a complete turn-off.”Another person said you could “pick a topic”—“racism, ageism, prejudice against weight, xenophobia, etc.”—and see examples of it in the gay community.