Straight 'influencer' in heels says gay people make his life 'worse' and the internet has thoughts

Straight ‘influencer’ in heels says gay people make his life ‘worse’ and the internet has thoughts

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Mark Bryan, 62, has built a brand of influence on his style. The straight Texas grandfather and mechanical engineer is known for pairing traditionally masculine or unisex tops with skirts and heels – a pairing that has earned him numerous modeling campaigns, brand deals and general admiration from the queer community.

In a new clip from his appearance in the German docu-series beyond fashionit would seem that this admiration did not return to him.

In the first episode of the series, titled “Hat Mode ein Geschlect?” (“Does Fashion Have a Gender?”), Bryan chats with the host and Queer Eye: Germany star Avi Jakobs on her style journey between sparing and manicuring. Their relationship was pretty easy at first, but things turn around as Jakobs gets his nails done.

She expresses that she was thrilled to meet Bryan, as she assumed he was fighting for the queer community in some way.

“I don’t really think I’m fighting you, but I’m not fighting you either,” he said.

When she asks him if he understands why some queer people might be upset that he uses his “gender fluid” style purely as a fashion statement, it’s clear he doesn’t.

As we see in the now viral clip, the conversation quickly turns sour:

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“It’s not about clothes, it’s about who they are and how they portray themselves,” he says.

“I think they made it difficult for themselves by just being more flamboyant. I think they are too outrageous and too flamboyant.

In a bit not included in the Twitter edit, Jakobs replies, “I just wish you would fight alongside us. I am so disappointed.”

“I try to separate myself from the LGB community because of the gay community who wore skirts and high heels before me,” says Bryan. “I feel like they actually made it worse for me, being straight, because now I’m supposed to be gay.”

All Jakobs can do is gasp in disillusionment before snapping back, “I’m so sorry we made it worse for you.”

As the clip makes the rounds, people share Jakobs’ disillusionment and anger:

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Earlier in the episode, while saving, Jakobs had tears in his eyes hearing that Bryan was able to wear what he does virtually without challenge.

“I’m really happy for you that you didn’t have to go through that,” she said. “Deciding to wear this, for me, is a big statement because we’re only allowed to do it because of the past and the brave people. This privilege that you have…it would be amazing to use it to talk to people. straight men.

“Usually I get attacked by straight men – it’s happened to me so many times – and usually the people who don’t have to experience it are the ones who will be listened to.”

Even after her emotional pleas, it’s clear Bryan isn’t interested.

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