If you follow Steve Grand on Instagram, you know he’s not afraid to post sexy photos of himself.
Two weeks ago, that’s exactly what he did. Like Justin Bieber, Grand took to Instagram. The openly gay country singer posted a photo of himself and friends enjoying summer. In the photo, Grand wore an adorable red Speedo that showed off his bulging physique … really well. While his bulge might not be as bouncy as John Cena’s hammer, he looks like a stud. Many of Grand’s fans criticized his wardrobe choice, but Grand responded to the criticism and told Underwear News Brief:
“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.
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.”
Unlike Michael Hoffman’s NSFW apology video, Grand stood up for himself and men who wear Speedos. In addition, he gave the following advice to men who were afraid to wear swim briefs:
“Do what makes you happy and don’t be so worried about everyone else. Remember that everyone is far more concerned with what is going on in their own world than what you are wearing. Some people like them, and some people don’t. I think because it has traditionally been seen as a taboo, the guys that do wear them, and wear them well, are seen to be more confident. And confidence always makes a person more sexy.”
If you think Steve Grand looked great in his Speedo, check out the photos below!