It’s not clear exactly what Bravo TV executive and television host Andy Cohen was thinking when he referred to fans of the popular boy band One Direction as a bunch of “twinks” in an appearance on the “Today” show. Twinks is slang for young feminine-looking gay men.
Not surprisingly, Cohen caught lots of heat on Twitter from One Direction fans. Cohen apologized five hours later, saying he had “misused” the word.
“I just meant they’re cute,” he said.
It seems that the band took it in good spirits, as their spokesperson told EntertainmentWise, “I don’t think the term ‘twink’ is offensive, it just means attractive!”