If you’ve read Twitchy for any length of time at all, you might have noticed that we don’t hold back on using the word “guys” in headlines, and that’s after being scolded by both Vox and The Atlantic. Vox decided way back in 2015 that it’s time to stop saying “you guys,” and it was only last year that The Atlantic published a piece on how problematic it is to say, “Hey, guys!”
Feel free to revisit either of those pieces if you want to learn why you guys should retool your vocabulary and include more gender-neutral language in your day-to-day interactions. And then you guys are welcome to watch this video from NowThis News which NowThis producer Foluké Tuakli put together. It’s 4:37 long — full disclosure: we made it until the 0:37 mark.
‘Hey guys’ seems innocuous, but here’s why you might want to try a different greeting pic.twitter.com/3Ep4Nmjf3d
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 9, 2019
Hey guys, remember that even the Women’s March got into trouble for the ubiquity of pink in its members pussy hats, and the fact that there were pussy hats at all — a transgender woman of color might as well not exist. The lesson in short: you will never, ever, ever please everybody.
What are you guys talking about
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) September 9, 2019
You guys are too woke for me.
— The Lone Cypress (@nixpix101) September 9, 2019
— Eli Levine, already knows how to code (@Eli_A_Levine) September 9, 2019
Is this parody? The Left has made it hard to tell the difference nowadays
— rebel millennial (@patriotic_giant) September 9, 2019
Sorry, I don't want to change my language to maybe not offend people who probably wont be offended.
Even the ones that are hurt by "hey guys" are only "hurt" because someone told them they should be hurt.
So, no. It's not in man's best interest to police innocuous terms
— No, your stupid! (@RalfLopios) September 9, 2019
Every time you say 'hey guys' to a group of ppl all the women in that group spontaneously combust and die horribly
— Bob Malak (@bob_malak) September 9, 2019
— DontBanMeBro (@LessGovtPls) September 9, 2019
— JC Mounduix (@JCMounduix) September 9, 2019
— Bob Malak (@bob_malak) September 9, 2019
Hey guys! Stop looking to be perpetually offended!
— Crafty Beaver 👍🇺🇸 (@maxwelledison1) September 9, 2019
Guys, I think I'm going to pass.
— SFerrin (@A9Felix) September 9, 2019
Hey guys. This is why no one listens to the left anymore.
— dogma vat (@dogma_vat) September 9, 2019
Oh screw this language policing. I, and many other women, will refer to a group of other women as "you guys" without a second thought. In this context "guys" just means a group of people.
— Ravie (@Ravie777) September 9, 2019
Comrades should make a comeback
— Jude (@gorevidalfan) September 9, 2019
Oh, it will if any of several Democratic candidates wins next year.
Cool parody account, guys
— vufan14 (@vufan141) September 9, 2019
Hey guys, this is embarrassing.
— Jared Walls (@jtwalls7) September 9, 2019
— Braden Taylor (@jbradentaylor) September 9, 2019
I’ve always thought of “guys” as gender neutral, personally. 🤔
— Allie (@allie_rae_muses) September 9, 2019
My Psych of Ed prof told me not to use it in public schools, but it really isn’t offensive. It applies to everyone. If a girl feels left out when it is being used, then that’s her problem.
— Brett Fenderson (@ShallNotEven) September 9, 2019
I'm just going to keep saying "howdy" to every complete stranger I meet in order to continue embarrassing my family.
— Regs (@r3gulations) September 9, 2019
Howdy y’all. If you don’t add the Howdy to y’all you’re appropriating my culture. My people aren’t some Halloween costume you can just slip on to pretend to be an outlaw or bronc buster
— 🚨Qayos Sturmz 🚨 (@Qayos) September 9, 2019
Dude calm down
— G (@202Ggggggggg202) September 9, 2019
— Naj (@Naji_Ishag) September 9, 2019
"Hey guys", seems innocuous because it is.
— DailyMusings (@DotBrock1) September 9, 2019
Some=absolutely everyone who isn't huffing glue.
— Dead Agent (@Recursion_Agent) September 9, 2019
This is the stupidest thing I have ever watched in my life
— Jenna Bailey (@annejyeliab) September 9, 2019
Is this real?
— Summer Time Tim © (@underscore_tim) September 9, 2019
As we said, we’ve done at least three posts on it so far, likely having missed the hot takes from Slate and Salon and Teen Vogue.
Learn to code, guys.
— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) September 9, 2019
Hey guys: The Atlantic tackles the problem of saying, "Hey guys" https://t.co/aTmaSzwicZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 25, 2018