What is the ‘don’t act straight when you’re gay!’ sound all over TikTok rn?

‘Don’t look at me like that!’


“Oh, don’t look at me like that! Don’t act straight when you’re gay” is a new TikTok sound is not standing for any heteronormative nonsense. Certainly not during Pride Month!

If your FYP is anything like mine, you won’t be able to scroll without coming across this sound right now. It’s everywhere, it’s really quotable and it’s camp as tits.

@justsaykyle##NeverJustAGame ##fyp ##gay♬ dont act straight when youre gay – GMB

The setup goes as such: group of pals are out for a bev, and their gay friend is having a pint rather than something more stereotypically femme. The queer in the group lip syncs “don’t look at me like that!” and the hetero pal does the “don’t act straight when you’re gay!”. And hilarity ensues!

@caitlinloverofdilfshow to act when around the grandparents ##dontactstraightwhenyourgay ##fypシ♬ dont act straight when youre gay – GMB

Where is the sound from!?

It is, like all queer content worth your time, from Lady Gaga of course!

The sound is taken from a live performance of her song Donatella – an album track on her third record ARTPOP and an ode to her good friend and fashion designer Donatella Versace. If you don’t know Donatella, it’s one of the most high camp bangers in Gaga’s discography.

The song starts with the iconic lyrics “I am so fab! Check out – I’m blonde. I’m skinny. I’m rich. And I’m a little bit of a bitch!”

You might have seen the big #JusticeForArtpop campaign that went on earlier this year – it was likely a big factor in the “don’t act straight” sound surfacing and gaining traction on TikTok.

Pints aside, there’s other variations, too:

Gays wearing Adidas trackies:

@yeeyeehoeperiodtHapoy pride month lol ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##gay ##pride♬ dont act straight when youre gay – GMB

FYP’s knowing you’re gay before you do:

@shreks0nl3_fansmy fyp knew before I did ##HoldMyMilk ##InTheHeightsChallenge ##gay ##lgbtq ##foryoupage ##fyp ##pride ##pridemonth♬ dont act straight when youre gay – GMB

Iconic ally mums having to contend with cover up girlfriends:

@remyondreyi’m so sorry chloe ##fyp ##foryoupage ##girlfriend ##gay ##queer♬ dont act straight when youre gay – GMB

Obviously, these videos are all done tongue in cheek and are laughing and embracing the queer stereotypes that plague us as gay people. Couldn’t think of a funnier way to create this Pride Month.

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