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#trending: In viral clip, 4 men in S'pore say won’t date 'fat girls' but women shouldn’t reject 'short guys'

SINGAPORE — A TikTok video interview of four young men saying that they would not date "fat girls", but did not think it was acceptable for girls to say the same for "short guys", has gone viral. The video had more than 2.8 million views in just two days and is receiving much flak from social media users.

Four young men interviewed by a TikTok content creator have received flak from social media users for their views on dating preferences.
Four young men interviewed by a TikTok content creator have received flak from social media users for their views on dating preferences.
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SINGAPORE — A TikTok video interview of four young men saying that they would not date "fat girls", but did not think it was acceptable for girls to say the same for "short guys", has gone viral. The video had more than 2.8 million views in just two days and is receiving much flak from social media users.

In the video, which was posted on Monday (July 18), TikTok user "aimrun" quizzes four young males along Orchard Road: "Bro, would you date a fat girl?"

The first youth immediately responds with an emphatic "no".

"That's not my type," he says before breaking into laughter. His friends follow suit, echoing his answer.

They then put it down to individual preferences, saying: "It's just a type. There's nothing more to it."

"What if girls call you fat-phobic?" the TikTok video creator asks in return.

All of them agree: "I honestly don't give a ****."

"Embrace it, bruh," the last member of the group concludes.

However, when the interviewer changes tacks, so do the four men.

"Is it okay if a girl wants to date a guy for their height?" the interviewer asks next.

Once again, it is an overwhelming "no" from most of the group.

One reiterates the idea of preference, remarking: "If height is the only reason, then no. If height is a preference, then I guess it's fine."

But his friend cuts in: "No, not at all. Even if it's a preference, like, no.

"You can control your size, but height? You can't control your height. If you're fat, you can just become... smaller. It doesn't matter. You can just go exercise ... (but) you can't grow tall(er)."

Finally, in the only positive response of the interview, the last youth says: "My answer to that question is **** yes. I'm tall ... where are my babies, bro?"

Over the past two days, social media users have responded with harsh criticism of the young men's "double standards", racking up more than 10,500 comments on the video.

"You can see that they don't get any girls," one top comment went.

Another expressed relief: "Thank God I am not their type."

Some TikTok users also refuted the claim that weight can be controlled, stating: "Some have medical conditions that, even if treated, can't get (them) thin."

Others noted: "Height is as valid a preference as weight is, whether you can change it or not."

The video also sparked discussions on the nature of such "preferences" and whether or not they should be considered as legitimate.

One comment argued that the young men had a point: "You aren't going to date someone you don't find attractive."

However, some also said that it was the interviewees' behaviour throughout the exchange that offended them.

"No one cares about your preferences. It's when you laugh and act like dating a fat girl is the most outrageous thing. Just be respectful," one comment stated.

Another pointed out how they were "just copying each other's answers", suggesting that "they all feed off of each other's insecurities" to reinforce a specific group mentality common to "sausage fests" or male-dominated groups.

Viewers also found fault with the interviewer himself.

In response to a comment calling them "four big swimming red flags", one said: "Five, because the interviewer agrees with everything they say."

TikTok user "aimrun" already received criticism last month for a YouTube video titled "Trolling the LGBTQ+ Community in Singapore".

In this video, he asked Pink Dot attendees questions about gender pronouns and identification that many deemed to be "demeaning and disrespectful".

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