This is Josh Peters. He is a model. He can be seen here, wearing very few clothes and barely obscuring his penis with his hand. This morning, we featured him in our daily Morning Goods slot. This afternoon, he emailed us:
Subject: Remove me now
“I am getting Sick of finding myself on these stupid gay sites.”
Certainly, it’s every model’s right to want to choose where he appears. It’s also utterly ridiculous for a male model to agree to near-naked photographs that barely cover his penis and then not expect gay men might have an interest in taking a peek. So we replied: “You’re a male model who poses naked grabbing his dick and finds it surprising that gay men like to look? You’re surely making the ‘male models are idiots’ stereotype come true.”
Mr. Peters responded: “I don’t care.”
We’ve complied with Mr. Peters’ request to have his photos removed from Queerty. But not before reminding all casting directors and model agencies out there — many of whom, you won’t be surprised to know, are gay and gay-operated, and read this site daily — of Mr. Peters’ feelings toward the gay community.
(On Mr. Peters ModelMayhem.com profile, meanwhile, he writes: “I am with an agency in london cosmic models. There okay for now, but ideally want a better agency.” Good luck with that.)
Update: Peters writes in again: “I guess you have to be a bumboy to find what you put on that site funny. you think a model is stupid? Well i think your [sic] the stupid one, you should know you cant write an article with my photo that is copywrited [sic] by my photographer.” We’ll let the accusation of upholding the “male models are stupid” stereotype stand without further comment.