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Grindr ditches T emoji after concerns from users it stands for crystal meth

And none for Tina

Grindr ditches T emoji after concerns from users it stands for crystal meth
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There are 500 custom Grindr gaymojis

Grindr removed the T emoji after users voiced concerns it stood for crystal meth.

When the Gaymoji update was first released, users of the hook-up app speculated what the T meant.

Some said it referenced popular gay slang ‘tea’ to describe gossip, made famous in the 80s ballroom scene.

Others suggested it stood for Top, but wondered why there was no B for Bottom.

But the consensus is that T stands for Tina – crystal meth is shortened to Crystal, then shortened to Christina, then to Tina.

Users reacted with confusion, then concern.

The T was then removed a few days after the update was released, with no official comment from Grindr.

Grindr praised for PrEP pill emoji

Amongst the 500 Gaymojis, Grindr released a PrEP pill emoji for HIV prevention.

The pill has ‘701’ imprinted on it, and represents Truvada – a drug used for pre-exposure prophylaxsis.

If taken daily, PrEP prevents the contraction of HIV.

Users say the new update will also help spread awareness for safer sex and greater transparency.


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