The Brief: Typically seen on TikTok, "default gang" and "default settings" are anti-LGBTQ+ terms that imply that heterosexuality is the "default" sexuality.


“Default gang” and “default settings” are homophobic comments that people make on TikTok. They suggest that heterosexuality is the default and thus more “normal” sexuality. People will sometimes comment these phrases on videos to harass LGBTQ+ people. At the time of writing, videos associated with the hashtags #DefaultGang and #DefaultSettings have been viewed over 22 million times on the app.