Straight men of Reddit, what is the strangest thing you have been told not to do because “that’s gay”?

Straight men of Reddit, what is the strangest thing you have been told not to do because "that’s gay"? from AskReddit

I said I like it when it rains.

Raining men?

Putting on sunscreen.

Somebody called me gay for doing that before too. I didn’t realize as a hetero I was supposed to die of skin cancer.

I’m gay and I wear sunscreen because skin cancer is for straight men.

One time a girl thought I was gay because I was attentive during sex. I’m not even joking

Loving your girlfriend / wife and wanting her to feel good?
What kind of gay shit is this?

Eating at a sushi restaurant with another guy

At work I once complimented another man on his outfit. My male co-workers looked at me as if I had asked if he had naked photos of himself I could see.

Broke a guy’s jaw in high school, sent him a get well card while he was in the hospital. He called me gay for sending the card

80s kid here. Anything involving showing emotion is gay. Wearing any clothing that isn’t muted is gay. Stating that something is cute is gay. Getting excited about hobbies is gay. Calling your guy friends to talk is gay. Crying is gay. Airing grievances of everyday life is gay. Washing your butthole is gay. Using lotion other than jacking off is gay. Shaving anything other than your face and neck is gay.

I grew up in the 80’s too. My teenage son came along with me once to a get-together of some old high school friends of mine. I had a great time shooting the shit, playing cards, and having beers with those guys. Afterwards, my son remarked that it seemed like we didn’t actually like each other all that much – like there was an undertone of aggression to the whole night. I didn’t notice it at all, but watching him and his friends interact, it became clear to me why he would think that. He and his friends seem to always be genuinely kind to each other and supportive of one another and don’t make “jokes” at each other’s expense. That’s actually pretty cool. Kinda gay, but cool.