A comedy video has gone super viral since it appeared on TikTok earlier this weekend. Comedian Aaron Goldenberg and regular collaborator Jake Jonez created the work.
This isn’t the first time the two men have portrayed their “mean gay” characters: two queens only too willing to put anyone down with a snide comment or a judgmental look. However, many considered her latest video to be her best yet, and sadly, quite “relatable.”
In the skit, they play a couple who want to go on a date for fun. However, when their date shows up, it’s not quite what they expected.
The video has nearly 4 million views on TikTok at the time of writing, sparking thousands of comments.
“I know this is just acting, but it’s pretty much spot on. I feel deeply hurt! Why are people so mean?” was a popular comment.
“Why do I get insecure when I look at these?” said another. “I have to remind myself that this isn’t about me.”
“That would get me in the gym forever,” opined another.
On Instagram, someone commented, “The unwavering, judgmental looks triggered a certain type of PT I didn’t even know I had.” THANK YOU.”
Pretty soon, the video made its way to Twitter, where one user called it “brutal.” It sparked further heated debates.
Mean gays.? You mean only gays
— P_A_P_I_T_O (@PapitoCanyon) September 2, 2023
One man suggested that anyone calling the video “relatable” needs to “learn to be ashamed”. This sparked further debate over who the video allegedly attacked.
The only people who should be embarrassed are the ones who invite someone over and are so rude
– B (@bryy_baby) September 2, 2023
Weird approach…why do we shame people and tell them to be ashamed for speaking about something that makes them uncomfortable? talking helps. Talking resists. Just say you never learned to manage your emotions so bottle it all up and go 🙄
— 🖤 (@MalakaiWhite_) September 2, 2023
Goldenberg and Jonez posted a new video this morning reacting to their viral hit.
Queerty reached out to Goldenberg to see if he’s surprised by the reaction his work, Mean Gays, has garnered.