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16-Year-Old Vine Celebrity Nash Grier Uploaded And Deleted A Video Saying Only Gay People Get HIV

Grier currently has 8.7 million followers on Vine.

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Nash Grier uploaded this Vine to his incredibly popular account and then deleted it shortly afterward.

Promoting a false stereotype that HIV only affects gays to his millions of teen fans is extremely dangerous.

Tyler Oakley@tyleroakley

Promoting a false stereotype that HIV only affects gays to his millions of teen fans is extremely dangerous.

12:59 PM - 06 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The video was saved and re-uploaded in April. It was tweeted out twice by fellow internet celebrity Tyler Oakley over the weekend to his own 2 million followers.

Call me and people like me, 'fag' all you want, but spreading false information about deadly diseases is next level.

Tyler Oakley@tyleroakley

Call me and people like me, 'fag' all you want, but spreading false information about deadly diseases is next level.

1:01 PM - 06 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Grier's original Vine shows him screaming the word "fag" at a commercial for OraQuick, a home oral HIV test.

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As the video spread, many have been outraged over Grier's use of a slur and the fact he was insinuating that HIV was only a problem in the gay community.

I really don't understand why people like @Nashgrier so much. He's a raging homophobe who just happens to be somewhat attractive.

DeAnna@deanna_iguana

I really don't understand why people like @Nashgrier so much. He's a raging homophobe who just happens to be somewhat attractive.

2:22 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Who is Nash Grier and why does he hate gay people?

Nathan Ryan@NathanRyan

Who is Nash Grier and why does he hate gay people?

6:30 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

At this point, supporting nash grier and supporting the gay community are mutually exclusive. You CAN call out your idol's behaviour.

Brianne Worth@ruckuslike

At this point, supporting nash grier and supporting the gay community are mutually exclusive. You CAN call out your idol's behaviour.

9:02 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Nash Grier isn't sorry for offending people who are gay, he's just sorry that it's affecting his public appearance.

Cody Draiken@codydraiken

Nash Grier isn't sorry for offending people who are gay, he's just sorry that it's affecting his public appearance.

6:32 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Grier hasn't acknowledged the deleted Vine or tweets from angry users, instead only promoting a new video about dealing with haters online.

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Grier deleted this controversial video last December in which he and two other teenage boys described things they didn't like about girls at length. Many people saw it as intense slut-shaming.

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Grier responded to the re-uploaded Vine on Sunday, writing that he was "young, ignorant, stupid, and in a bad place" when his negative comments were made.

BuzzFeed has reached out to Grier's management company 26mgmt for comment.

It was originally stated that Tyler Oakley reuploaded Grier's deleted Vine. It was actually re-uploaded by Vine user MuneralsFab

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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