Topher DiMaggio looks… different.
Last week underwear brand Andrew Christian placed the model and brand ambassador on “indefinite suspension” while the company looks into the many claims against him ranging from verbal harassment to rape.
That news came in an emailed statement directly to Queerty, which read:
Andrew Christian does not condone sexual abuse or any other type of abuse or mistreatment to members of our community. We are taking allegations made by the victims very seriously. Accordingly, Topher is on indefinite suspension while we look into the matter. Late last year Andrew Christian started Project LOVE to help support various worthy charities in the LGBTQ community. Andrew Christian is committed to creating a safe welcoming environment for our LGBTQ family.
At the time, DiMaggio remained prominently featured on the AC website modeling product:
We asked our contact what the brand intends to do with the great many images of DiMaggio found on the site and in other marketing materials.
We never received a direct response, but a refresh of the online store reveals a rather clunky “solution” to the delicate dilemma.
Here’s what it looks like now:
The move might have gone unnoticed were it not for DiMaggio’s easily recognizable stomach tattoo.
Well, that and the fact that if you click on any of the numerous now-headless DiMaggio torsos, you’ll find each and every image, uncropped:
And to add to the mixed message, here he is as the featured model in a Valentine’s Day sale email that went out on Sunday, a full four days after the brand suspended ties with him:
Meanwhile, adult toy company Fleshjack has decided to stop selling product modeled after DiMaggio and has scrubbed him from their website entirely.
In a statement to Str8UpGayPorn (link NSFW), Fleshjack said:
FleshJack has dissolved its relationship with Topher DiMaggio. He is no longer a FleshJack Boy, and we are no longer selling his products. While our interactions with Topher were always professional, we could not ignore the negative experiences concerning him that others have reported. We strive to promote positive sexual experiences for everyone, particularly in the gay community, and our association with Topher was not conducive with that mission.
We have reached out to Andrew Christian to ask whether they plan to continue using the cropped and uncropped images.