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There’s a New Calvin Klein In NYC Featuring a Naked Male Model. Where’s the Outrage?

THE SHOT — We’ve deduced that the only thing that gets New York City residents (and the tabloid newspapers who quote them en masse) riled up more than a MTF fare hike is a Calvin Klein billboard featuring a scantily clad male model. Indeed, sexy lady models are fine with the passers-by. Which has us wondering: How long until this new billboard featuring model David Agbodji gets everyone furious?

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20 Comments

  • Brent

    Ugly.

  • Kieran

    Complain? No way. What NYer would want to be accused of homophobia AND racism?

  • RomanHans

    MTFs are charging for a ride now? Think I’d better spring for a monthly pass.

  • fredo777

    The way the light hits his oiled body is pretty gorgeous.

  • DEREK WASHINGTON

    Calvin used a Black model this time. No outrage will come. Very shrewd especially coming from a man who never uses Black models on his catwalks. Or cynical. I never buy his stuff anyway because of his casting issues. Sorry CK.

  • The Artist

    @Brent: Ummmm…. how is this ugly? This ad is no way offensive. Isn’t the human body a work of art, well at least some.

  • ohmygaga

    Queerty’s headlines are worthy of outrage. Today it’s a missing word (billboard? ad?). Usually there’s a misspelled word or two, though.

  • ooo

    So shiny!

  • Austin

    The shot on the left is gorgeous.
    The shot on the right is awfull,
    the clothes look cheap, don’t fit,
    and his expression is about to drool.
    Fail.

  • Same Crap

    Thanks for giving us his name. And thank you google image search.

  • MissLaWanda

    This is so racist.

  • dontblamemeivotedforhillary

    OMG – Body Dysmorphic Disorder – Gross!

  • Drew

    I think its hot. He’s hot, the suits hot. But they needed to tailor it or something in the shot on the right, its too baggy around the midsection

  • dontblamemeivotedforhillary

    He looks more freakin’ hungry than sexy! I’m sure he had to sleep with Calvin “Backroom Cumdumpster” Klein!

  • benlayvey

    @The Artist: Thank ou for putting that foll in his place! But the ass on that boi, Whoa!

  • benlayvey

    fool*

  • benlayvey

    You*

  • WhereAreTheRealMen?

    Where is St.LUcia?

  • dontblamemeivotedforhillary

    Saint Lucia: Situation of homosexuals; availability of support groups and state protection (2006-2009)
    The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) indicates that homosexual acts are illegal in Saint Lucia (ILGA May 2009, 35; see also GlobalGayz n.d.; Canada 1 June 2009, Sec. 8). According to Section 133 of Saint Lucia’s Criminal Code, No. 9 of 2004 (Effective 1 January 2005):

    1) A person who commits buggery commits an offense and is liable for conviction on indictment to imprisonment for –

    a) life, if committed with force and without the consent of the other person

    b) ten years, in any other case.

    2) Any person who attempts to commit buggery, or commits an assault with intent to commit buggery, commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for five years.

    3) In this section “buggery” means sexual intercourse per anus by a male person with another male person. (ILGA May 2009, 35; Saint Lucia 2004, Sec. 133)

    Although there is no law specifically forbidding homosexual acts between two women (United and Strong Mar. 2009), Section 132 of the Criminal Code, regarding “Gross Indecency” states that “[a]ny person who commits an act of gross indecency with another person commits an offence and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for ten years or on summary conviction for five years” (ILGA May 2009, 35). Gross indecency is defined as “an act other than sexual intercourse (whether natural or unnatural) by a person involving the use of the genital organs for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire” (ibid.). However, the Criminal Code states that this law does not apply when “committed in private between an adult male person and an adult female person, both of whom consent” (ibid.). In a telephone interview with the Research Directorate, a board member of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC), a coalition of community leaders and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which provides services for groups vulnerable to HIV infection (CVC n.d.), stated that as of June 2009 these laws are still in effect (CVC 10 June 2009). According to the CVC Board Member, the laws are enforced, although not always prosecuted (ibid.).

  • The Artist

    @WhereAreTheRealMen?: Okay don’t be ignorant, if you don’t know where a place is….look it up! St. Lucia is a beautiful caribbean island; however, it is not gay friendly. So the irony here is that the ad is running (annoyingly) on a gay web site. PEACELUVNBWILDYALL!

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