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4:56 pm - 11/14/2012

Andy Cohen Forced to Apologize for Calling One Direction 'Twinks'

Twink is now derogatory. Brits throw around the word cunt like Americans throw around the term dickhead. I doubt One Erection will be scarred for life over being called twinks.



Bravo TV executive Andy Cohen has reportedly come under fire for calling One Direction 'twinks', which is often considered a derogatory gay reference.

"No joke just walked right into One Direction greenroom!! The blond dude was shirtless #HolyTwink."



Appearing on the Today Show just hours after Harry Styles and co had performed in front of their thousands of fans who had queued for days to see them, Cohen recalled the moment when he saw the band in the green room.

He said: "This morning, I went into the normal green room that we typically go into. I barged in, there are all these people in front of us. Oh, it's all the leftover One Direction fans. I barged right into a room of twinks: One Direction! Security was not exactly too tight, with all due respect. I barged right in. It was crazy!"

The term "twinks" is said to be a slang word for young gay men and is deemed to be offensive and derogatory.

However, Cohen didn't just use the term in his interview. Minutes before going on set for his interview, Cohen tweeted : "No joke just walked right into One Direction greenroom!! The blond dude was shirtless #HolyTwink."

Taking to his Twitter page after reportedly getting tweets from One Direction fans who were unhappy with his comments, Cohen apologised saying:

"Misused word earlier — I just meant they’re cute. #1D” But he has left his tweet from earlier still on his official page.

Believing that the term 'Twink' isn't offensive, A spokesperson for One Direction told us: "I don’t think the term ‘Twink’ is offensive – it just means attractive!"

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kydeon 14th-Nov-2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
The term "twinks" is said to be a slang word for young gay men and is deemed to be offensive and derogatory.

According to who????
angelmonster 14th-Nov-2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
I have never heard it used in a negative way ever.
soba_kasu 14th-Nov-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
i have but mostly just among gay guys. like calling someone a twink can mean like theyre a dumb vapid 18 year old gay guy with bleached blonde straightened hair. its not always a compliment
atomicdogmeat 14th-Nov-2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
Bears.
julietislimited 14th-Nov-2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
i love you.
georgie_georgie 14th-Nov-2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
lol
suzycat 14th-Nov-2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
The only definition I know for it is "young attractive not-hairy guy".

Oh wait, is it derogatory and offensive because it *implies they might be gay*?????? Well THAT's fail.
ialmrnt5 14th-Nov-2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
he shouldn't have apologized TBH, it sends a bad message

one direction twitter fans are rabid & idiotic- i think thats the problem
annadraper 14th-Nov-2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
according to the political correctness police.

nobody who matters thinks it's derogatory.
spencoid 14th-Nov-2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
eh, I hate being called a twink. I relate it to porn and it makes me feel dirty/cheap
jaiden_s 14th-Nov-2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Depends on the context, tbh. In porn, it's a cute little boy who bottoms.
ohwutevernvm 14th-Nov-2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
MFTE. i got confused and just had came in to say that lol.
bohhead 15th-Nov-2012 01:27 am (UTC)
ikr?
it sounds more like they're making him apologize for finding them attractive as a gay man. what bullshit.
viva_espanyol 15th-Nov-2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
idg the big deal either.
alexislex 15th-Nov-2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
I can understand how it can be used offensively. Just like how "femme" is looked down upon by some studs
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