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Gay porn actor called ‘queer’ and threatened with arrest for wearing red speedos

  • Steve Santana Lovatt

    Hmmm? Probably one of the dads had recognised him from a video he’d watched lol

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  • Mikeylano

    Someone had to be watching his movies in order to identify him.

    I feel sorry for people that are that self loathing.

  • FlippeR

    In France, those are the ONLY sort so swimwear allowed in public pools!

  • Robbie Court

    how is the fact he’s a porn actor relevant to this story?

    • Ed Woody

      On the surface, it’s a neutral description of occupation, no different than saying ‘a 19-year-old student’ or ‘a 35-year-old mother of two’, and on that basis is just like any description of any person involved in any news story.

      But clearly the implication is either that we are supposed to think that porn stars are not capable of acting appropriately in a public place, or that some closeted homophobe recognized him and wanted to get him out before he sprung a boner in front of his wife.

      • Robbie Court

        Sadly we’re not in a world without moral judgments about people’s career choices and I just worry putting it in the headline distracts from the fact a US cop feels it’s ok to go around calling people Queer (in a derogatory manner), self identifying his discrimination, which should go beyond any clothing / employment objections.

    • Shorny

      exactly

  • Robert Smewing

    its more like his manhood filled his speedo’s more than the little hobbit who reported him…jealousy is such a bad trait lol

    • gutaitas

      I was thinking just that actually!

  • lee

    how would you his a porn actor – how it different from woman there with their boobs popping out their bikini top?

    • Jones

      The only reason I can think is because he wanted to get a feel when he ‘restrained’ him for handcuffing.

  • JScott Weber

    American stupidity on these issues drives me crazy!! and so sexist …its nothing less than the bikini bottoms girls go with there I’m sure… envious men … religious hypocrites… haters in general…stuff like this is turning me into a hater as well…

    • Laura

      I’m American, and it drives me crazy too! Fortunately, more and more people here in the U.S. are supporting equality for all, and turning away from the “religious hypocrites”.

  • Rehan

    One of the many weird things about mainstream US and Canadian culture – in so many respects among the most sexualised in the world, certainly if you take the example of A&F shopping bags as just one indicator – is the deep dislike of swimming briefs: it comes from a fear of being taken for gay, IMO. Women can get away with bikinis seemingly made out of shoelaces, but men choose to wear bizarre, billowing bloomers (though often so low that pubic hair would show, if they didn’t shave it off). Mad.

    • Rumbelow

      Australians are similarly weird about swim briefs (referred to as budgie smugglers or banana hammocks) unless you are on a surf lifesaving team, they tend to wear the beach baggies and are constantly adjusting them downwards to show just the right amount of arse-crack.

      • Rehan

        Is that really so, now? How deplorable. I lived in Oz in the late 1980s and it certainly wasn’t the case then. Sad that the country that invented Speedos should be going backwards in this respect.

        • Guest

          I’ve spent a lot of time in Maroochydore and Maloolooba recently where my parents retired to, young people won’t wear Speedo style swimmers as they’d be ridiculed and laughed off the beach.
          Swim briefs are seen as something fat, pervy old men with big tummies would wear to show off their bits, sad really.

          • Rehan

            What a shame. Let’s hope the pendulum will swing back in time.

          • http://www.facebook.com/george.forth George Forth

            fnarr

        • Rumbelow

          I accidentally deleted my comment, never mind.

        • http://www.derekwilliams.net Derek Williams

          Yes I lived there around that time too, and Bondi beach was indeed adorned with Speedo-wearing Adonises. Then as gay men started to gain self respect, go to the gym and get sculptured bodies, the perception grew that if you had a good body and flaunted it you were automatically gay.

          So now we have ended up with “straight” men hiding themselves underneath acres of ridiculous baggy outfits that subtract 10kph from their swimming speed and with beer bellies and smoker’s cough, as though being unfit confirms your heterosexuality. Anything rather than be in the lowest pecking order of society.

          In another paradox, men’s swimwear catalogues continue to sport the most daring of designs, that you never see being actually worn to the beach.

          • Johnny

            Sorry Derek but you are looking for homophobia where it doesn’t exist. See above.

          • http://www.derekwilliams.net Derek Williams

            Fear of being thought gay isn’t the same as homophobia exactly, although there is a correlation.

          • Johnny

            I disagree with you. I think it is the ultimate form of homophobia. No straight man wants to be thought of as gay. It is the ultimate insult to the straight male. Why?

            As you said above:
            “Anything rather than be in the lowest pecking order of society.”

            You have equated gay with wearing speedos and that is the reason why straight guys do not wear them and “cover up.” I know alot of gay guys that simply would not wear speedos and it has nothing to do with being gay or straight. As I said, you simply do not understand Aussie beach culture.

          • http://www.derekwilliams.net Derek Williams

            None of what you wrote explains why they were ubiquitious in the 1980’s and are nowhere to be seen now.

          • Johnny

            Derek, like alot of Aussies I grew up at the beach and I was a teenager in the 80s. Speedos were never “ubiquitous” in the 80s or at any other time. Perhaps you visited a beach that would be considered a “tourist spot” (Bondi) or perhaps you are simply idealising memories from your younger days and the facts are being distorted.

            As I said above Aussie guys have no problem about stripping down to a pair of skimpy jocks but the vast majority simply would not wear a pair of speedos (outside of the rules). Can’t explain it…it’s just the way it is and has always been.

            But it definitely has nothing to do with being gay or straight.

          • Brian Apple

            Johnny, yours is a gross generalization. I often see rugby players and Aussie Rules footballers bathing in their Speedos.

      • Johnny

        ROFL…this conversation is hilarious. You guys seem to be so perplexed about the Aussie cossie. The only times in which it is socially acceptable to wear “speedos” are as follows:
        1. If you are a surf life saver
        2. If you are on the school swim team
        3. If you swim laps at the local swimming pool.

        To wear “speedos” at any other time would be considered a serious fashion faux pas.

        Every Aussie male over the age of 8 is aware of these rules – they are immutable. It is never spoken about, it is not something that is passed on to father and son, but somehow it is known.

        It has nothing to do with being prudish as it is totally acceptable to strip off to your jocks, which when wet usually don’t leave much to the imagination. Nor has it anything to do with being straight or gay (sorry Derek but you are definitely barking up the wrong tree if you are trying to blame this on homophobia. You simply do not understand Aussie beach culture.)

        In a nutshell, if you wear “speedos” outside of the rules you are simply considered a geek or a tourist. No-one will say anything tho’ but everyone would probably sub-consciously make a mental note. However, unlike in the article, no-one in Australia would be told to leave an aquatic venue because they are wearing speedos. That I think could only happen in America.

        • Rehan

          How bizarre, my experiences of Australia and NZ must have been wholly within a tourist context – even though they weren’t.

          Certainly none of the boys or men I went to school or university with, gay or not, would have considered Speedo-type bathers anything other than absolutely normal.

        • Brian Apple

          In aquatic venues in Australia, Speedos on men are still very common, especially for swimming laps.

      • Brian Apple

        Speedos used to be VERY common on Australian beaches. But even Aussie men are now wearing these disgusting bloomers.

    • de Villiers

      Really? In France, men are not allowed to wear anything except Speedo style swimming trunks, for reasons of hygiene.

    • Mikey

      I’ll have to dispute your claim about Canada.
      Being Canadian, I can assure you that while SOME men have taken up the deplorable American habit of wearing the bathing equivalent of a muumuu, the bathing suit industry here is still quite solidly in the speedo/briefs range.
      Men – gay and straight – work-out like mad the entire winter to be able to wear those skimpy bathing suits. not to hide them under meters of fabric.

      • F Young

        Well, I’m an East Coast Canadian, and Speedos are basically non-existent on beaches here. I suspect the rare exceptions are mostly worn by Quebec tourists. Practically all local men wear baggy boxers or shorts. Speedos are looked upon as gay apparel.

        • Mikey

          well that’s just because it’s so friggen’ cold on the east coast, eh?
          ;-)

          • Ivan

            The water’s fine – once you get in.

          • F Young

            I was at Parlee Beach in New Brunswick last weekend. It’s the most popular beach on Canada’s East Coast, with tens of thousands of beachgoers on Saturday. The water was usually lukewarm up to waist deep, which can be 1 km from shore except at peak tides.

            Hardly anyone ventured beyond waist deep, but almost no one wore Speedos. So, I doubt that water temperature had anything to do with their paucity.

            Actually, the most popular beach wear for men was long shorts, reminiscent of Bermuda shorts. They are longer than boxers and not baggy.

      • Rehan

        I’m so happy to hear you say so, Mikey – I’m going on my experience of a former colleague (female) who quite literally squealed with horror at the thought of her boyfriend, or any other man she knows, wearing bathing briefs. Curiously, as I pointed out to her, her prejudices in respect of briefness didn’t apply to women – she couldn’t explain why!

    • chrism

      I don’t know. Fear of seeming gay hasn’t stopped guys here from shaving their bodies, wearing product, or carrying man bags, so I don’t think that’s the problem. Speedos are just out of fashion is all. The fashion is changing though – men’s shorts are getting shorter. I didn’t really start noticing it until after Bob Benson rocked the short shorts on Mad Men, but I guess the trend started before then. I don’t know if Speedos will come back, but boardshorts seem to be on their way out.

      • Rehan

        I do so hope you’re right. There does seem to be something about the male bum, in particular, that makes US people go all squeamish – there’s a theory that the ridiculous habit of wearing saggy trousers arose as a reaction to well-fitting jeans being associated with gay men (the irony being that the fashion has become so extreme that it draws even more attention to the buttocks).

  • http://www.derekwilliams.net Derek Williams

    It’s appropriate for Olympic athletes and appropriate for swimming or sunbaking or the Sydney City to Surf Marathon. Maybe not in a restaurant or at church though.

  • gskorich

    is someone looking for some publicity? don’t you find it strange this would happen to a porn star out of all the people in the park? hmmm and called queer. wow.

  • http://www.brokepinkbloke.com Arttu Karppanen

    Welcome to Europe. Those are the only type of swimwear allowed in Finnish swimming halls. No loose swimwear, which can carry sand from the beach to the pool.

  • Buck Mcgee

    It bewilders me. Since when is it against the law for a well endowed XXX man, or any other man, to enjoy swimming in his speedos. Guess there really is such a thing as the morality lawman’s patrol — lack of good judgment and humor — of course.

  • GeoffMJ

    The view regarding Speedos is ridiculous and paranoid. America has straight male divers in the Olympics who wear Speedos: surely that would be enough to make them acceptable? I think the actual problem is that, in order to wear them, you really need to be in shape, but too many grossly overweight men wear them and it looks obscene on them. Americans are generally ridiculously paranoid about everything, especially gay men, which is how this sort of prejudice happens. As long as people wear suitable attire for their build, and the necessary bits are covered, they should be able to wear what they like. You can bet your entire bank balance though that that copper wouldn’t have threatened with eviction a scantily clad, toned woman in a bikini, as he did that toned man in Speedos.

  • Connor Larkin

    Kentucky, the land of Baptists, Bourbon, Bigots, Moonshiners, Meth Heads and Hee-Haw Hypocrisy.

    • 02Dave12345

      The internet, land of mindless stereotypes informed by cable news, the Beverly Hillbillies and Deliverance. This could happen just about anywhere outside of CA or NY.

      • ToTripoli

        It could actually happen in certain parts of NY, too, sadly.

      • Connor Larkin

        Stay on topic sweetheart, KENTUCKY, not CA or NY.

  • wadeisin1971

    Kentucky lives up to its reputation again!

  • leibwss

    Burqa (board) shorts are disgusting.

  • James M. Kirwan

    Only straight men have this issue. Go to any gay resort and it’s nothing but skimpy. I would caution anyone, however, to take a good critical look in a mirror: some people were simply not build for the Speedo. Personally I prefer the form-fitting boxer swim trunks: they flatter my muscled thighs. But even then I get bad looks from people at the beach. SORRY BUT MEN HAVE DICKS. THEY HAVE A BULGE DOWN THERE. God some people are such babies about genitalia.

    • Dermot Mac Flannchaidh

      Growing up with speedoes, I saw this so often I didn’t even have a concept of men’s “bulge” until adulthood well after I moved to North America. If you see it every day, it’s effectively invisible. I still am not usually in the habit of noticing it.

  • David Lee

    He was celebrating World Cup. That’s what every hot Brazilian man wears. And he wears it very well.

  • Ivan

    I had a friend who was told he could no longer wear spandex shorts to the gym as he was distracting people.

    Having known he for awhile, I could see it.

    And you could took, if you asked him nicely. But be prepared to gasp.

  • Lukebrux

    Only in US… and some Muslim countries you have those kind of rules…

    • http://www.bloketoys.co.uk/ BlokeToys.co.uk

      I get your point, but that’s not entirely true. Russia is the same when it comes to these things (in fact, it seems that anything remotely fun, interesting or unique is criminal there). It’s all about authoritarianism, a religious or political club abusing others based on their own beliefs. Wherever you look it comes back to the same notion – weak minded people who desperately feel a need to inflict their nonsensical rules and opinions onto others. Whether it’s political or religious, they are all the same little fascist inside.

      • Lukebrux

        Ok I should add Russia.

      • Brian Apple

        Actually, you are wrong. In Russia, men at the beach often wear Speedos. Russian men are very open-minded on the male body. There are lots of nude beaches in Russia.

        • ToTripoli

          Which is ironic, considering Putin’s view of gay men…

  • Dermot Mac Flannchaidh

    I grew up wearing speedoes and seeing plenty of other men wearing speedoes. I didn’t even know they had any kind of cultural reputation as fetishwear until I moved to North America. How ridiculous to even consider calling them too obscene for swimming.

  • http://www.andybarratt.co.uk Andy Barratt

    But… they’re just swimming trunks! Granted I prefer to wear shorts but still… they’re just swimming trunks! It wasn’t that long ago that no one wore shorts and trunks were the only recognised option.

  • Daniel

    It is centuries of religious dogma that has created this unnatural fear and anxiety over the naked human form. It really is rather pathetic.

    • Brian Apple

      Actually, feminism has created a hatred of the male form. Before feminism – in the 1920’s and 1930’s – men in America often wore very brief swimming costumes akin to modern-day Speedos.

      • Daniel

        It dates back much further to the era of Constantine, and the deliberate puritan dogma trotted out by a rising religious power to quell all those “filthy” and “barbaric” activities that the Greeks and Romans considered perfectly natural.

      • ToTripoli

        Funny, then, that mainstream feminists think the double-standard shown in the above article is abhorrent. Feminists – at least, today – tend to be very body-positive & sex-positive, even regarding men.

        The stereotype of the “man-hating feminist” is no more accurate than the “inbred racist hillbilly” stereotype of white people, or the stereotypes of Christians all being like the WBC or doing the talking-in-tongues routine. Perpetuating the stereotype makes you no better than the willfully-ignorant types in the latter examples.

        It’s hyper-masculine machismo that forced the change to more “modest” – and ridiculous – attire for men.

  • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    I love wearing my speedos and I only wear it in Europe. North America adopted shorts swim wear. I am not sure why they kick him out for wearing speedos? Just look at those women wearing bikinis that shows all skin.

  • Brian Apple

    If the guy was wearing a see-through bathing suit or a G-string, I can understand why he would be asked to leave. However, if he’s wearing a Speedo with the same amount of fabric as a woman’s bikini bottom, Kentucky Kingdom has no right to ask him to leave while at the same time allowing the woman in the bikini bottom.

    I hope the guy files a suit against Kentucky Kingdom if he feels he was discriminated against.

  • Brian Apple

    I wonder if the rise of feminism has created a new political correctness in the USA which discourages men from looking sexy in public. A man in a Speedo on a public beach can look very sexy and yet you almost always see American men wearing these clumsy big shorts on the beach. Contrast this with what you see in countries like Russia or Italy or Brazil where many men wear tiny Speedos on public beaches.

    It’s interesting to speculate that a pro-female political correctness has created a climate in the USA which is so rabidly anti-male, anything that represents maleness is shouted down or discouraged in the mainstream.

    Ultimately, this can also harm gay men because gay men are men first. Attacking maleness is also an attack on male homosexuality. We need to stop ignoring the notion that women – and specifically feminists – are creating this anti-male climate which presents as a double standard.

    • ToTripoli

      “It’s interesting to speculate that a pro-female political correctness
      has created a climate in the USA which is so rabidly anti-male, anything
      that represents maleness is shouted down or discouraged in the
      mainstream.”
      Thankfully, that’s all it is – speculation.

      “We need to stop ignoring the notion that women – and specifically
      feminists – are creating this anti-male climate which presents as a
      double standard.”
      And yet, feminists all over the US *agree with you* about the double-standard regarding male dress & perceived sexuality. However, nearly all of the people in the US who claim that Speedos are “gay” clothing tend to be – surprise, surprise – MRAs and conservatives.

      I don’t know why you have some kind of vendetta against women (especially women who think they should be seen as equals under the law & in business), but it’s definitely colouring your view of everything in shades of conspiracy & persecution where there is none.

  • Stev84

    “family friendly”. That says it all

  • Samuel

    Land of the free and home of the dumb.

  • Sujay Kentlyn

    Does this mean our esteemed Prime Minister is Queer???

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