According to a blogger: “Gay men, please stop using the term ‘BBC’! It’s racist!”

According to a blogger: “Gay men, please stop using the term ‘BBC’! It’s racist!”

“Size generally matters in the gay meat market,” author Jeremy Helligar writes in a new op-ed at Honey9, “regardless of racial considerations, but the curiosity and expectations so often attached to dark meat raises the ick factor to a level of grotesque.”

Helligar is the author of the humorous travelogue, Is It True What They Say About Black Men?, which examines how gay black men are viewed, and often objectified, in countries all around the world.

“Lately, though, I’ve noticed a shift, especially on Grindr,” Helligar writes. “Guys rarely ask me if it’s true what they say about black men anymore. That’s so 2011. Now they often send me messages that say, simply, ‘BBC’, or occasionally, ‘BBC?’ – and not because they’re confusing me with the British broadcaster.”

BBC, for those of you know may not know, is internet shorthand for Big Black Cock. And, in Helligar’s opinion, it’s kinda racist. Here’s why:

“It’s basically saying that as a black man, that is my primary value,” he says.

“I haven’t figured out if the gay white men who use it do so because it’s easier to write,” he continues, “or if it’s just too embarrassing to spell out ‘big black blank.’ Whatever the reason, the implication is the same: I’m no longer a three-dimensional person. I am my big black blank.”

As a result of constantly being asked about his BBC, which Helligar says has quickly become “the new bane of my gay existence,” it’s opened his eyes to another problem in our society: the crap women have to put up with when it comes to being objectified.

“Would you want your sister to get involved with a guy who refers to her as ‘BB’ for ‘big breasts’?” he asks. “The sad thing is, most women probably hear far worse on a regular basis. I sympathize. I empathize. I know how it feels.”

“I’m certain that I haven’t seen the last of ‘BBC,’” Helligar adds, adding that he’s sure “my protestations [over the term] will likely be met with shrugs.”

“In a world where a rich white man can be caught on tape boasting about sexually assaulting women and still be elected leader of the free world, no one’s going to get too worked up over a little ‘BBC’…except for the men it objectifies.”

“And ladies,” he concludes, “we feel your pain.”

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4 Comments

  1. Honey Singh
    January 13, 10:02 Reply

    I know right, I thought I was the only one who felt objectified by that term, Like my whole existence has been reduced to a supposedly large, dark colored body part.

  2. IBK
    January 13, 10:52 Reply

    The question is annoying but is it racist? Where’s keredim?

    • bruno
      January 14, 08:38 Reply

      expectíng a black man have or entertain you with his big black dick is as racist and expecting a telling a woman she belongs in the kitchen is sexist.

      and reducing a someone’s personhood to a single stereotype is the exact type of dehumanization that embodies racism.

      I don’t see how it’s up for debate.

  3. ambivalentone
    January 13, 12:36 Reply

    I had the most annoying video chat of my entire existence a while back. I logged on to see some Arabian dude wanting to wank and kept asking I show my dick. Prior that nko? A nurse, who shud av been jaded from seeing ALL kinds of dicks kept pleading I show mine. Screening these ppl does not deter them o. Its sooo ARGHHHHHH!!!

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