“Gentlemen, let’s not be in the comments section with the eggplant emojis and, you know, the sexual comments.”
Christian Keyes has called for gay and bisexual men to stop posting “aggressive” sexual comments on his Instagram page.
The American actor and model – who’s best known for starring in BET soap opera Saints & Sinners – said in a video that he doesn’t want to be “harassed” by the LGBTQ community in the comments section or his direct messages.
“I got nothing but love for all other brothers and sisters in the gay community,” he explained in an Instagram video. “It ain’t my business, that’s between you, who you love, and god.
“With that being said, and respecting each other’s truth, if I respect yours, respect mine. Gentlemen, let’s not be in the comments section with the eggplant emojis and, you know, the sexual comments. I’m not a fan of that.”
Keyes continued: “I appreciate you supporting my work but let’s not be in the DM telling me, ‘Hey sexy, what’s up? What’s good?’ Nothing, absolutely nothing. So, again, if I respect your truth, respect mine. Respect people’s truths.
“No-one need to be harassing nobody and doing all of that, man. It’s too much. It’s too aggressive. I say let’s not do that and let’s just respect who people are, genuinely. I think that’s a fair request.”
Watch the video below.