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Kyan Douglas posts ‘gentle rant’ to Facebook friends about his looks: ‘How I present myself is my call’

I gotta say, this is one of my favorite things on social media today.

We all know Kyan Douglas, right? He was the grooming guy on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy who has appeared on The Rachael Ray Show forever and is now also hosting the online series The American Barber.

Well, Kyan has laid down the law to his Facebook followers that I found so amazing and so honest that I had to share it because I think it will make people think twice before they critique anyone’s appearance on social media.

Gentle rant alert: people, with some regularity, contact me here or comment about my weight- don’t lose too much, don’t gain too much, about my hair- wear it this way, not that way, my beard- shave it, trim it, grow it, my smile-smile more, take more shirtless selfies, etc etc. Don’t. What you’re doing amounts to a subtle form of image shaming. Knock it off. Love me, or not, the way I am. How I present myself is my call. You do you. The only person that could get away with telling me how to look or be is my mother and she’s dead. Nothing but love intended but we need to check ourselves my gay brethren. Hope you can receive this in the spirit it is intended- straightforward and kindly.

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  1. I’m glad he feels this way, and said something about it (so diplomatically too:). I don’t think there is anything positive to be gained by shaming each other about how we look. Nothing. Better to spend our time lifting each other up.

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