It amazes me when people in the LGBT community talk about unity, standing together, bullying, etc.... Then someone sends me an image of someone within our community that has done so much and asks nothing in return. As a general rule, I don't post personal feeling, but when that insult hits really close to home. I have an obligation to defend someone I consider a friend.
Last night the 2016 Southern Decadence Grand Marshal's hosted the annual naming of the 2017 Grand Marshal's. While to some this may not seem unimportant, too many in our community it is. Princess Stephaney named as one of three Grand Marshal's last night, and I couldn't have been more surprised, it is well- deserved. So you can image my shock when I received an image that showed the words "busted" on it.
The image(s) were posted to the snapshot account of Andrew Christian. As someone that is supposed to set an example, Mr. Christian fell short. I imagine that being rich and popular gives him the right to disrespect anyone he wants. Mr. Christian, I find this image repulsive and show's you're just another stuck-up, fake, shallow, vain gay man. This behavior is a complete disgrace to the very community that you peddle your products to.
Isn't here enough hate and shaming in our community; you have just confirmed what so many already think? Remember one thing, it is because of people like Princess Stephaney that have afforded you the privileges you so enjoy.
UPDATE: Andrew Christian to his credit has apologized personally to Princess Stephaney, and made a donation to the LGBT Center in New Orleans.
Images: Taken from the public Snapchat account of Andrew Christian.
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