Musician and Euphoria star Dominic Fike recently posted a photo of himself kissing Gossip Girl star Evan Mock on social media.
Fike posted the photo on his Instagram story, which was shared more widely via screenshots:
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While many applauded the intimate show of affection, several commenters raised concerns of queer-baiting.
“This is the best thing I’ve ever seen,” commented one person, while another wrote, “queerbaiting at its finest.”
Fike, who plays queer character Elliot on season two of HBO’s Euphoria, hasn’t publicly discussed how he identifies. He’s been linked to actress Diana Silvers in the past, and more recently, rumored to be dating his Euphoria co-star Hunter Schafer. He also made out with Lil Nas X in Brockhampton’s “Count On Me” music video.
Evan also plays a queer character on Gossip Girl, but says he’s straight in real life.
He discussed reaffirming that identity while filming make-out scenes with a male co-star last year.
“Me and my girlfriend in the show are super into this dude, Max, and we have a threesome,” he told Mr. Porter.
“It’s pretty lit. I’m not actually gay in real life but the character is… I guess… bisexual. I had to make out with [co-star] Thomas [Doherty] and I feel like I’m playing the character, but, for my personal life, I’m also seeing if I like it or not.
“I didn’t, but you’re also asking yourself questions like, ‘why is [kissing a man] so much weirder?’ I think it has to do with social norms and all that.”
People do need to stop screaming “queer baiting” every time someone does something in the least bit “gay-ish”.
No doubt that there are many who exploit sex or queerness or gay behaviors or identities for money, attention, clout, politics, ego. But a guy wearing makeup or a dress or quickly smooching another guy doesn’t belong to anyone. While if places like this is gonna continue to promote stuff like fluidity, experimentation, the gender, sexual, romantic, emotion, commitment spectrum then getting up in arms over a “straight presenting” dude doing “gay” stuff doesn’t make much sense. I will say that there’s no doubt he posted this to get some quick attention and affirmation.
Let him kiss who he wants. The younger generation don’t view gay, bi, straight the same way older folks do or even the media. Let them explore. A lot of them look at relationships different than many do. It might not be “gay” to kiss a guy and see if he’s into that. I think many view “relationships” as if they’re gay or bi. If they continue to want to be associated and turn out loving a man or woman. I think things are changing.
If you want to effectively ‘queerbait’ me you will have to come to my house, pull out your dick and wiggle it in front of my face. Anything less I will simply look at or not as I wish.
Anyone who has ever hooked up with a straight guy (or been his 1st) know the disliking of kissing doesn’t mean squat. I used to f8ck this straight guy (aka 1st timer) and he was into but was completely turned off and grossed out if I tried kissing him while I was doing it.
Do you ever have anything to contribute to any topic beyond tales of how you’ve hooked up with oh so many “straight” guys? I used to think that you were a joke account. Now, it’s apparent that you’re just fetishistic, basic and tired. I’ve hooked up with a handful of straight-presenting dudes. Many out queers have. You’re not special.
Yes, there are guys who hook up with dudes and are strictly into penis or being sexually dominated by guys. On the other hand, there are guys who love making out with dudes but aren’t interested in penis or male body parts. While there are guys who shift from one to the other due to fluidity. There are also guys who don’t want to kiss guys simply because they feel that’ll make them “gay”. And very few even “gay presenting” guys will want to kiss a random hook-up. This is why it’s important to promote the realities of how individual sexuality and psychology is, fluidity, paraphiliacs, contradictions, masculine fragility, queer insecurities, gay shame, closet pressures, the gender, sexual, affection, romantic, emotion, commitment spectrum. Rather than merely pushing identity or constantly fetishizing a “straight” identity like you do. While I doubt either of these dudes are “disgusted” with kissing guys, hence they posted this picture.
Everybody wants to be gay but no one wants to be gay. I’m sick of it.
jeez just let the guys kiss whatever other guys and appreciate that it even exists.