A Reddit user has launched a ‘Faggot Watch’ forum that appears to be principally used to target and attack gay teens.
It involves taking posts from LGBTI forums, known as subreddits, and posting them on this hate-filled page for others to attack them.
One example involves a 14-year-old girl, who posted in LGBT Teens, who asked for advice in coming out to a male friend.
This was posted on Faggot Watch as ‘Degenerate dyke has no idea how to explain its mental illness to a boy, need help from faggot friends to explain.’
When this is posted, the way Reddit works is that a comment will be posted on the original LGBT Teens post notifying the original poster about it. A message is also sent to the user’s inbox.
Another post in LGBT Teens was from a 14-year-old gay boy from New York City, who posted a picture of his teacher’s response to his coming out in an English essay.
On Faggot Watch, it was called: ‘Faggots celebrate over teacher promoting their degeneracy’.
Josh, who posts on LGBT Teens, told Gay Star News he had received two private hate messages because of his post appearing on Faggot Watch.
‘I couldn’t believe it,’ he said. ‘I don’t want to go on a site where people call me the “f” word. I’m scared enough of being called that in my day-to-day life.’
There are other posts:
This is similar to a handful of racist Reddit forums that were banned last year, including ‘CoonTown’ and ‘WatchNiggersDie’.
While they were initially ‘quarantined’, meaning you had to have an email account to access them, they were later deleted.
‘We are banning a handful of communities that exist solely to annoy other redditors,’ Steve Huffman, the CEO of Reddit, said last year. ‘[They] prevent us from improving Reddit, and generally make Reddit worse for everyone else.’
It remains to be seen what will be done with this new hateful homophobic forum. GSN has contacted Reddit with no response.