Nash Grier: 5 Things About The Vine Star Who Used A Homophobic Slur

Tue, July 8, 2014 5:45pm EST by 30 Comments 25,192 Article Views
Who Is Nash Grier
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Nash Grier is the Vine star who used a homophobic slur — and violently — in a video recorded in April which has just resurfaced. Read on for 5 things to know about the teen who is now facing the full, righteous fury of the internet.

Nash Grier, 16, has earned the full ire of the internet after a Vine he had recorded in April and subsequently taken down has resurfaced. In it, he can be found yelling a violent, homophobic slur in response to a commercial about HIV. Read on for 5 things to know about the North Carolina teen whose apology may not be enough.

1. Nash Is Just 16 Years Old

Born December 28, 1997, Hamilton Nash Grier is just 16 years old. His grievous error can be chalked up to being so young, but he’s not so young that he doesn’t know that that word is not acceptable, at all. Ever.

2. Nash Is The Most Followed Person On Vine

With 8.7 million followers, Nash is the most followed person on Vine. Combined with his friend and frequent collaborator, Cameron Dallas, the two share approximately 13.7 million Vine followers between them. That is a lot of influence for a teenager to have — too much, really, considering Nash’s choice to post the homophobic Vine.

The rest of his social media following isn’t too shabby, either — 5.8 million on Instagram, and 2.71 on Twitter. Behold the almighty power of adolescents.

3. Nash Will Be On A Movie (Or TV?) Screen Near You

In May, Nash and Cameron signed a deal with AwesomenessTV for an upcoming film, according to The Daily Dot. Few details are known at this point — including whether it will be on movie or TV screens — but what we do know is that AwesomenessTV was acquired by DreamWorks in May 2013. Many of DreamWorks’ films are marketed and distributed by Walt Disney Studios, and we have a feeling that they don’t take too kindly to scandals such as these.

4. This Isn’t The First Time Nash Has Featured In Mainstream Media

The media attention that Nash is featuring this time around is certainly not positive, but this isn’t the first time that mainstream media has taken notice. Other than the coverage that Nash and Cameron received for their AwesomenessTV deal, Nash has appeared on Good Morning America twice. Not too bad for a teenager who made himself famous on social media for 6-second videos.

5. Here Is The Vine — Given How Shocking It Is, Do You Accept His Subsequent Apology?

Here is the Vine, originally posted in April, which Nash took down:

 

And here is Nash’s apology, made July 6:

Nash may be just 16 years old, but that is surely old enough to not only understand that that word is rooted in hatred and social discrimination, and that he needs to face the consequences. Is his Twitter apology enough? Let us know, HollywoodLifers.

– Amanda Michelle Steiner

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Cannibeezy

Posted at 11:58 PM on December 13, 2014  

Okay but… what if he had said the N word? Oh, that would be a whole different story! Such a hateful word!

almost like the word

fag.

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asduff

Posted at 5:04 AM on December 8, 2014  

Yes, his apology should be enough. It wouldn’t be fair for him to be not forgiven for something stupid he might have done two years ago. He said it himself, whether sincere or otherwise, that he moved on. Forgive him; he doesn’t deserve this much hate. I mean, there are other 16-year olds at that time who use that derogatory and don’t get noticed. It’s not fair for just him to take the brunt of what he and many others probably did. But if he would let this get on for the rest of his life and take the brunt of the attacks for the many, I would respect him for that.

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asduff

Posted at 5:08 AM on December 8, 2014  

In addition, people should know when to forgive and forget. We all make mistakes, and huge ones we will never live down if we don’t get forgiven for them. Let him live this down and live his life in happiness.

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ashlinn manning

Posted at 9:19 PM on December 7, 2014  

so yes his apology is accepted because everyone makes bad mistakes in their lives i am 12 years old and have made to many mistakes i am a fan of his and im not on his side because hes cute im on his side because people need to learn how to forgive and forget… and if someone doesnt like what i say then im just gonna deal with it because haters dont bother me im just gonna keep on going because its not me thats wastin minutes of my life its stupid haters

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ashlinn manning

Posted at 8:54 PM on December 7, 2014  

dont judge people if you’ve never even met them but if you have and he really is a jerk then you can say somethin and maybe he just became famous by accident so i dont know why people are hatin😁😁

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Selena

Posted at 10:10 PM on December 2, 2014  

I except his apology. I make a lot of mistakes. So I know how he must feel. But when I make a mistake I just make it worse by doing it again.mostly because its a hilarious mistake

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Amanda Kay

Posted at 9:59 PM on December 1, 2014  

Nash was young and dumb, we all make mistakes but it takes courage to admit it. The only way we learn is by making mistakes. He knows now to watch what he says. So please guys, just get over it, you all have probably done something stupid and dumb, but corrected yourself, just ad Nash did.

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emma

Posted at 12:43 AM on November 22, 2014  

He was just young and going through a rough time he should not be blamed for some thing he made a mistake about and he even genuinely apologized for what he did he keen it was wrong and he apologized for what he did

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zoe

Posted at 4:22 AM on September 18, 2014  

This isnt the only thing he has done though, as well as this he has been racist and sexist (through twitter and vine), and the worst part is it alienates young girls who are fans of his who, because they idolize him so much will just accept this as normal, and that is not what he need pre teen girls seeing. He’s had more than second chances. Also I don’t think it matters how old he is, I know children that can understand that comments he has made at his age are wrong.

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Posted at 3:56 AM on September 6, 2014  

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Ainsley

Posted at 8:29 PM on July 15, 2014  

Nash is now a mature young man and i think he is 18. Do some good news on him and not bad stuff he deserves something good.

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catherine

Posted at 6:01 PM on August 7, 2014  

bro. he’s still 16. i’m laughing so hard. december 28, 1997. do the math, sweet pea.

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Sydney

Posted at 1:20 PM on August 10, 2014  

He is actually still 16. He turns 17 on december 28th. Only I would know this haha

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Andrea Eveleigh

Posted at 10:48 AM on October 23, 2014  

yea ha ha ha!!!!!!!

 
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Mo

Posted at 5:25 PM on July 15, 2014  

Nash has aged since that video. He is not the only comer that has used a “homophobic slur”. It’s not like there are few and far between of these viners that make fun of the campaign for equality. If you want to judge nash then go ahead but you can’t tell me that you can look at his eyes and say he’s a monster for saying something stupid one time.

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Thomas

Posted at 6:51 PM on September 1, 2014  

Except this isn’t the first time he has done something stupid. And you’re right that he’s not the only person that has used homophobic slurs but considering his followers and the fact that most people know not to use this language before starting secondary school he should have known better than to use this language

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Regan Trapp

Posted at 4:08 PM on July 15, 2014  

His apology was obviously sincere. The vine he made was not to impose rude intensions on gays. He was simply posting a careless vine and didn’t think of how other people would take it. Give him a break, it may not have been the brightest thing to post but hey, we all make mistakes. Just drop it, he’s not doing any harm. He’s just being a kid.

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Alex

Posted at 7:52 PM on November 16, 2014  

The exact same excuse justin biebers fans use, it’s a poor excuse.

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Elise

Posted at 1:56 AM on November 17, 2014  

Most people his age are like that, they just don’t have the same influence he does and don’t get the same backlash. Yes, he was careless, but obviously people don’t realise how common it is for other people his age to talk like that.

 
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liz

Posted at 3:05 AM on July 14, 2014  

lol he’s sixteen years old…. let him breathe and have a life before he ends up like justin bieber because of people like you who have nothing better to do than destroy young people’s reputation before they’re even famous…

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papi

Posted at 12:36 AM on July 15, 2014  

youre kidding right? he’s destroying his own reputation. grow a brain and a back bone! people like him shouldnt ever be allowed to influence other people.

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Brian Hamilton (@iBrianHamilton)

Posted at 9:38 PM on July 11, 2014  

Nash Grier is so obviously QUEER.

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isabell long

Posted at 1:52 AM on August 15, 2014  

nash’s actual first name is hamilton how does that make you feel brian hamilton?

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Birk1

Posted at 3:06 AM on July 11, 2014  

Nash is going to have show people he changed and has become educated on HIV transmission and it is not only a “fag” disease like he said. Just like Justin Bieber learned that even joking around about racism is never acceptable, Nash has to learn the hard way like Justin did, in Nash’s case homophobia is never acceptable. Justin is still getting flack about things he sang about jokingly 6 years later, so Nash will have this hanging over his head for years to come as well.

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papi

Posted at 12:37 AM on July 15, 2014  

difference is Justin Bieber made offensive jokes, but he’s not a racist. He was just immature, on the other hand Nash IS clearly an homophobe. CLEARLY. Pretending to change your mind to save your reputation and image is not a good thing.

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Brian

Posted at 7:05 AM on July 10, 2014  

I love how DND is on at nearly 11am!
The “I was in a bad place” didn’t really add to the sincerity of the apology. Tbh, the only way of making him (and anyone gullible enough to absorb to that video) learn from this is to unfollow him. There’s enough brat-like “stars” out there without any particular talent, do we really need more who are ignorant fuelling further ignorance?

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Melody

Posted at 10:53 PM on July 9, 2014  

These points are irrelevant. This vine was made over a year ago, when he was 15 and had few followers. He wasn’t an influence to anyone at the time. What he said still isn’t acceptible but it’s not like he was anyone important at the time.

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Birk1

Posted at 3:11 AM on July 11, 2014  

Justin Bieber wasn’t the big star he is today when he sang those racist songs at age 14 either, yet people still think he should be held accountable til this day for what he did 6 years ago as a very young teenage boy. Nash has to show people he changed or there will be further consequences down the road for his career. Nash also had racist, sexist and even more homophobic videos out there yet to be brought into the limelight.

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Sara

Posted at 9:08 PM on July 9, 2014  

Yes, he should’ve known that word is not okay to say but he’s still just a teenager. He’s learning from his mistakes. At least he took the video down and apologized. We all do stupid things we regret.

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papi

Posted at 12:40 AM on July 15, 2014  

I doubt he’s learning from his mistakes, his mind is made up about gay people and gay rights. He’s proven it time and again, pretending to change quickly to save your ass adds insult to injury. He’s a “religious nut” biggot and girls with a brain will have to realise this and let him go despite the fact they find him “cute”.

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