Maybe he was born with trolls. Or maybe it’s Maybelline!
Manny Gutierrez recently made history by becoming Maybelline’s first male model.
Everyone said, “Dude, that’s awesome!” and Maybelline’s mascara sales skyrocketed. THE END.
Ho, ho, ho! As if. We’re not quite there yet, friends.
Gutierrez is making big waves. The buzz about the striking male model has been mostly positive, with adoring fans tweeting messages of support and congrats. But — sigh — there are, of course, a few detractors, who are feeling mighty nervous about what this could mean for them and their itty-bitty boy parts and fragile, precarious senses of self.
Because when a dude wears makeup, it’s all about every other dude, didn’t you know?
Case in point: Pompous and homophobic blogger Matt Walsh is getting reeeeeal twitchy about this whole male Maybelline model thing. His latest post, charmingly titled, “Dads, We Can’t Expect Our Sons to Become Real Men If We Don’t Teach Them How” predictably expresses his disdain for Maybelline’s choice.
Walsh was not intelligent enough to try to come up with a working definition of “real men.” Instead, Mr. Smirky Pants tweeted a picture of Manny with the offensive (and predictable… did we mention predictable? yawn) comment: “Dads, this is why you need to be there to raise your sons.”
Maybe it’s just us, but we think Walsh’s own father dropped the ball. Because he raised a real twit. Oopsie.
Hey, you know who didn’t drop the ball on that whole “real man” thing? Manny Gutierrez’s proud-as-hell father, who defended his son after getting wind of Walsh’s judgmental rhetoric:
“This is Manny Sr. Let me first begin by telling you that I have always been there for my son and will ALWAYS be there for him.
“Not only am I proud of what he has accomplished but I’m more proud of the person he has become.
“I know the words you speak are from a lack of knowing anyone from the LGBT community. If you did, you would soon realize they are some of the most real and kind hearted individuals that walk this planet of ours.
“Going forward, I would choose your actions and words wisely. Just like you would do anything for your family, I would do for mine.”
Walsh, you just got served.
Manny Jr.’s fans went wild over the incredibly supportive message from his dad. (What’s not to love, right? We’re adopting both Mannys.)
One follower said admiringly: “Your dad is a G.”
Manny the Younger quipped to his dad that he loved him before adding, “let’s keep you out of jail.”
The model later tweeted that being a man wasn’t about being “masculine,” but instead about looking after your loved ones.
Gutierrez Jr. added: “My dad actually works for me and is so proud of me. Sorry bout it.”
We’re thinking a #SorryNotSorry is in order there. Keep on keeping on, Mannys.