Steve Grand responds to speedo haters: ‘I wear what makes me happy’
The country star has responded to claims who that his recent choice of swimwear was too “stereotypically gay”.
With summer comes swimwear and Steve Grand took advantage of the hot weather to show everybody that how comfortable he is in his own skin – and we can’t say we blame him.
However, after sharing pictures of himself enjoying a boat party in a rather snug pair of speedos online, the out country star was met with a barrage of abuse.
He has responded to the comments in a recent interview, by saying: “I wear what I want for me.”
During the chat with Underwear News Brief, he told reporters: “I’ve seen a small number of gay men criticise my choice of swimwear for being immodest and ‘stereotypically gay.’
“People are entitled to feel however they feel, but again, I wear what I wear for me and not for them; because it makes me feel good.
“There is a time and place for modesty, but, for me at least, a hot summer day in Chicago, on a boat with a bunch of other gay dudes is not one of them,” he added.
Grand went on to rebuke those accusing him of being a “gay stereotype” – claiming that anybody who had a problem with him showing of his arguably admirable physique,
“Frankly I don’t care what some may consider to be a gay stereotype or not, and anyone using that as some kind of jab is probably grappling with their own internalised homophobia. I wear what makes me happy.”
Grand – who rose to fame when after self-funding his own album – was sent to “gay conversion” therapy by his parents when they discovered he was gay when he was in eighth grade.
Following the viral success of his singles All-American Boy and Stay, the country star admitted he did not know where his fame would take him, but that he could “die a happy man” after having spoken to people through his music.