Nash Grier (born on December 28, 2000 [age 17]) is a YouTube star who made a name for themselves on the defunct social media platform known as Vine. While Vine was still in existence, Grier amassed over 9 million followers back in April 2014. At its peak, Nash was earning upwards of $100,000 to plug products for companies. He parlayed that success over to YouTube where he has almost 80 million views on his video.
This young YouTube star prides himself as a “God-fearing Christian.” The star reads his iPhone Bible App on the daily. While his belief system has earned him some supporters, it also landed the star in hot water. Some media outlets have called Grier’s video borderline homophobic, misogynistic, and racist. Some of the videos in question include, “How Asians Name Their Children” and “What Guys Look for in Girls.”
The latter landed Grier in more trouble because most of his followers are teenage girls. In the nine minute-long video, Grier and a bunch of male friends talk about what girls should do in order to attract guys. Many felt this would devastate the impressionable girls’ self-esteem.
As far as his homophobic videos, Grier made a controversial Vine in response to a new HIV test called OraQuick. He posted out, “Yes, it is! FAG!” While Grier deleted the video, outlets started pointing out his long history of releasing this hate-speech material and deleting it upon controversy. The “Yes, it is! FAG” video came just as a Snapchat photo of Nash kissing a man went viral. Grier explained on Twitter that he was, “young, ignorant, stupid and in a bad place. I’ve moved on and learned from my mistakes and I am so truly sorry to anyone I have offended.”