I would just like to say that these pictures have been taken completely out of context, my mother and i are very close as she is with all her children. she often hugs and kisses me and my siblings in an manner that is intimate, any mother in the world does the same. that day on the beach we walked around with each other completely aware of the presence of photographers there. We have nothing to hide and with that in mind I would like to say that I am openly gay. At my age my mother and I are almost like friends and I feel open to talk to her about anything (and yes our relationship may be different because of my sexuality).
—Peter Brant II, proud eldest son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour, responds to everyone who thinks the 17-year-old and his mom have some incestuous relationship going on because of a few snapshots taken of them at the beach, which blogs like Styleist described as “canoodling”. Also, he used it as a chance to come out, which was, um, obvs? [FB via Gawker]