Queerty reports on Mark Bryan's Interview with Avi Jakobs on German television channel Das Erste for the Beyond Fashion programme, the response from the LGBTQIA+ Community and his apology.
From the article:
Comments like “they’ve made it made difficult for themselves just being more flamboyant” and “they made it worse for me, being straight, because now I’m assumed to be gay” straight to this trans woman’s face set the internet all the way off.
Now, the model has taken to his Instagram Story to try to clarify his statements. Mostly, he apologized for his phrasing rather than his sentiments.
MB: “I understand what I said is misleading and maybe not have been the best choice of words, and for that I’m really sorry that it came out wrong. That was not my intention.”
Addressing his comments that “he wanted to be seen separately from the queer community”, Bryan stated that he’d simply meant he had a different experience than the community.
MB: “That was what I wanted to express, but did poorly by the words that were chosen.”
Following the airing of the interview and publication of a number of subsequent articles, Mark Bryan issued the following apology on his Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17935312523346197/
Original URL: https://www.queerty.com/straight-stiletto-strutting-influencer-clarifies-homophobic-comments-almost-apology-20221108
Posted: 16 November 2022