From MSNBC: “The bro code: How much affection is too much?”

A YouTube video of two hand-holding NBA players caused an Internet uproar

OH NOES!

And don’t bother looking to Europe for roughneck role models. Soccer teammates over there are known to occasionally kiss one another smack on the mouth after goals. (There’s even been evidence of post-goal cuddling.)

And according to a study released last fall by Bath University in England, “same-sex lip-locks among straight men are the norm in British universities and high schools.”

EXCUSE ME WHILE I BARF ALL OVER THE SCREEN FROM THE MIXTURE OF HOMOPHOBIA AND “EUROPEANS ARE GAY” GARBAGE THAT I JUST READ.

“I’m not a big fan of the bro hug, but only because that’s just something new to me,” said Cyrus Webb, a 35-year-old radio show host and blogger from Brandon, Miss. “Growing up, guys gave handshakes, ladies got the hugs.

“I didn’t personally have a problem with the gesture on the (hand-holding) video,” Webb added. “But I can understand why some who are sensitive about what is seen to be a manly or masculine event would see it as something that wasn’t cool.”

At least for now, hand-holding is certainly not up to bro code.

But as Chris Hall, administrator of The Bro Code Facebook page, points out, “(G)iven the above-average height of NBA players, I’m not sure who else they are supposed to hold hands with — if not each other.”

So glad that MSNBC and the TODAY SHOW made space for this shit.  This complete and total shit.

Because you know what this kind of shit and this kind of shit leads to??? – STUFF LIKE THIS: The Sad Risk/Reality of Being a Trans Person [TW].

This crap doesn’t exist in a vacuum and, therefore, is harmful.  Shame on ANYONE who tries to police how two other people act when it comes to affection and/or gender.

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