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Steve Grand Shuts Down Critics of His 'Gay' Speedo

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"There is a time and place for modesty ... a boat with a bunch of other gay dudes is not one of them."

Photo via Instagram/Steve Grand

A quick Google search is all it takes to see that singer Steve Grand is very comfortable in his own skin (and out of his clothes).

The beefy musician first caught our attention and captured our hearts with the release of his song All-American Boy, along with a music video that didn't shy away from taking advantage of his physicality. But he's much more than a pretty smile and set of washboard abs, as internet haters recently found out.

Two weeks ago, he posted the above photo to his Instagram account, with the simple caption, "#Chicago #summertime #boatseason #speedo." While the picture inspired a lot of love and admiration from fans, it also drew criticism from some who deemed his choice of bathing suit too "gay."

Speaking with Underwear News Brief, Grand had a brilliant and biting response on hand:

"I try not to pay too much attention. At some point in life it's important to realize that no matter what you do, people are going to have something to say about it so you may as well do/wear what makes you happy."

"I've seen a small number of gay men criticize 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. I'm not looking for everyone's approval all of the time."

"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."

"And 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 internalized homophobia. I wear what makes me happy."

Well said, Steve. And we don't mind your speedos at all.

(H/T Gay Star News)

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