widely mocked tweet which claims the concept of a "himbo" is ableist and leads to preying on children

"'Himbo' Is Ableist" Tweet

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"'Himbo Is Ableist" Tweet refers to a tweet posted by @fangirlJeanne which argued that the term "Himbo," defined as a muscular, kind-hearted but dumb man, is "ableist" because fetishizing a lack of intelligence is "predatory" and akin to preying on "underage kids." The tweet was widely mocked on Twitter for being an outlandish, galaxy brain hot take.

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On June 21st, 2020, Twitter user @fangirlJeanne[1] tweeted, "'Himbo' is ableist. I find fetishizing someone’s supposed lack of intelligence to be predatory. Why would you desire someone who seemingly has less power than you? Why is that sexy? Why is that different from praying on underage kids? It’s not," gaining over 2,700 retweets and 240 likes, a ratio which indicates most of the retweets were from people sharing the tweet with commentary.


Fangirl Jeanne @fangirlJeanne "Himbo" is ableist. I find fetishizing someone's supposed lack of intelligence to be predatory. Why would you desire someone who seemingly has less power than you? Why is that sexy? Why is that different from praying on underage kids? It's not. 5:46 PM · Jun 21, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

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Many Twitter users were astounded by the tweet, expressing awe at the outlandishness of the take. User @allamaraine4[2] compared it to a type of post one might find on Tumblr, noting that Tumblr's decline in popularity led to Himbo tweet (shown below, left). User @brandyljensen[3] wrote, "i understand why “himbo is ableist” (an incendiary claim in its own right!) is getting most of the attention but what truly sets it apart is she builds from there to: fucking dumb guys makes you a pedophile," gaining over 240 retweets and 2,600 likes (shown below, right).


ds9 se01ep10 move along home defender @allamaraine4 Re the himbo tweet: tumblr has finally died down enough that the people who used to do analysis for clout are doing it here and now we have the world's funniest mix of people being large hadron collider slammed into each other 11:34 PM · Jun 21, 2020 · Twitter for Android Brandy Jensen @BrandyLJensen i understand why "himbo is ableist" (an incendiary claim in its own right!) is getting most of the attention but what truly sets it apart is she builds from there to: f------ dumb guys makes you a p-------- 12:25 AM · Jun 22, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

Others anointed it one of the best tweets to have appeared on the site, akin to Stop Appropriating Daddy and "Suckin dick while my man plays 2k". User @imbobswaget[4] wrote, "god that himbo tweet is truly joining the pantheon of greats tweets like don’t appropriate daddy and it’s good that small boy was eaten by an aligator" (shown below, left). User @Boringstein[5] wrote, "himbo tweet the best tweet on this website in nearly half a decade," gaining over 80 retweets and 1,100 likes (shown below, right).


vampire workday @imbobswaget god that himbo tweet is truly joining the pantheon of greats tweets like don't appropriate daddy and it's good that small boy was eaten by an aligator 1:25 AM · Jun 22, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone 2005 Honda Odyssey with a coexist bumper sticker @Boringstein himbo tweet the best tweet on this website in nearly half a decade 11:53 PM · Jun 21, 2020 · Twitter Web App

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Cohen is a ghost @skullmandible i read the himbo tweet and all I can say is someone clearly operating from a conception of themselves as too smart to ethically f--- dumb people misspelling "preying" is top tier 2:14 AM · Jun 22, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone leon @leyawn a roving band of wild himbos gather outside my house, yelling and shaking my windows, demanding me to f--- them. i will not f--- them 11:32 AM · Jun 22, 2020 · Twitter Web App Louis Peitzman @LouisPeitzman · Jun 22 How am I supposed to go to sleep when "'himbo' is ableist" Is playing on a loop in my head. I close my eyes and I see those three words projected in neon before me. Lewd O'Narrative @uzionmain "Himbo is ableist" accelerating hard behind "stop appropriating daddy" in the take olympics 11:39 PM · Jun 21, 2020 from Toronto, Ontario · Twitter for iPhone prank sinatra, baby! @treswritesstuff its not news or anything but the Himbo Is Ableist discourse is the surest sign that weve really gotta make tumblr an amenable space for that kind of person again 12:39 AM · Jun 22, 2020 · Twitter Web App Elizabeth May @_ElizabethMay (I CAN'T BELIEVE I'm doing this, but) there is a logic behind "himbo" as a romance hero. The reason his character archetype exists is to subvert the alpha romantic hero. He often has a stereotypical "alpha physique" but is not overbearing or possessive; he is nonthreatening/safe. 5:59 AM · Jun 22, 2020 · Twitter Web App >

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External References

[1] Twitter – @fangirljeanne

[2] Twitter – @allamaraine4

[3] Twitter – @brandyljensen

[4] Twitter – imbobswaget

[5] Twitter – Boringstein

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