You have to let people grow. His gay fandom is new to him and he’s unsure how to respond to it. We still live in a world where straight men fear the attention of gay men. If he took it down, then he at least has an idea that his way of thinking is offensive. Whether he’s doing because he’s growing as a person or if its a calculated PR move, we don’t know yet. Be wary, but don’t judge him outright.