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!"


shangman 14th-Nov-2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Twinks just reminds me of the people that ruined WoW PvP :(
comalies 14th-Nov-2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
looool I was about to say the exact same thing. WoW is always the first thing I think of when I hear 'twink'.
shangman 14th-Nov-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
We should get married and have the nerdiest children ever

comalies 14th-Nov-2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
Though I can't say they ruined PvP for me personally since I just sucked in general.
forcestrong 14th-Nov-2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
akscully 14th-Nov-2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Lol, it always makes me laugh that twink became a term in WoW.
shangman 14th-Nov-2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
I wonder what the origin of it was.
carazon 15th-Nov-2012 01:24 am (UTC)
angelmonster 14th-Nov-2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
comalies 14th-Nov-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
Twinks are low-level characters that have really expensive/high power gear and pretty much own everyone in PvP. No one likes a twink.
shangman 14th-Nov-2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
Twink was the term for players that were at a lower level, but had the BEST weapons and clothes and shit that made them practically invincible. When you play PvP you play it against other people your level and they would just kill you like it was nothing and win easily and it sucked.
flawlessglitch 14th-Nov-2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
This lol Whenever I'm on and I see "TWINK GUILD RECRUITING" I'm like ..*giggle*...and then rage because fuck you for ruining any sort of enjoyment I might have gotten out of pvp.
roxiful 14th-Nov-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
WoW was the first (and only) thing I thought of lol.
violue 14th-Nov-2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
I want to lol every time someone talks about twinks in WoW.
dontreadmylj 15th-Nov-2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
ha, same here bb
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