Grindr’s Second Kindr Episode Addresses Body Shaming

Grindr has released its latest video in the ‘Kindr’ campaign, focusing this time on body shaming and ableism.

The new video interviews users of the app who have faced abuse because of the way they look. Some of the examples include being overweight, having a disability and being bald.

The Kindr movement launched last week with a new set of community guidelines and a video about sexual racism.

A spokesperson for Grindr said to GDI: “This initiative is significant because these types of toxic behaviors have gone unchecked far too long and Grindr is boldly taking a stance against it like it did last November when it made a push to be more trans inclusive.”

The video features a trans Grindr user who had been mistreated because they hadn’t undergone certain surgeries.

It also addressed the view that certain abusive behaviours are often just passed off as preferences. However, one person in the video explained: “My preference is you have a job. My preference is that you’re not trolling people on the internet.”

Grindr has made a commitment to work harder to hand out stricter sanctions for users who are displaying bad or abusive behaviour.

Visit the Kindr website here.

Dominic Whitlock

Dominic is the Editor for Global Dating Insights. Originally from Devon, England he achieved a BA in English Language & Linguistics from The University of Reading. He enjoys a variety of sports and has a further passion for film and music.

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