‘Insecure’ actor Sarunas Jackson fires back at fans’ homophobic reaction to ‘GQ’ photo shoot
The actor wasn't amused to fans' reactions to the poolside photo shoot.
The men of Insecure were recently featured in GQ and posed for a poolside photo shoot that gave several people pause.
This is the same Saruna Jackson who is suspected of fathering his co-star’s baby.
Peep the photos:
— Sarunas J Jackson ? (@RoneJae) May 29, 2018
In the Instagram video snatched by TheJasmineBrand, Jackson accused critics of being homophobic.
“I’m just going to give this a little bit of attention. I’m not bothered, it does need to be addressed. It’s about the GQ spread me and the fellas from Insecure just did. Me and the fellas did a shoot with GQ – as you guys know – and we had a great time. It was fun and it was a blessing. I was very grateful to be apart of GQ, it’s been a lifelong goal,” he says.
“Mind you, this was for the GQ Comedy issue. Say that again: GQ’s Comedy issue. Now, if you been following me – or if you know me personally – you know, I ride for my people [black people]. I ride for my culture. Now, I’m also going to hold you accountable, no matter who you are. It doesn’t even matter about culture. Period.”
The actor shed light on the homophobic responses the spread received and made it clear it’s not cool to regard homosexuality as an insult.
“How homophobic can people be? You know, we’re a group of men, who had our shirts off and we’re doing GQ Comedy issue, and we’re being called gay, up and down, right? Mind you, none of us are gay in that group, and even if any of us were, who cares? That’s not the issue. I’ll tell [you] what the problem is, though,” he continued.
“You guys are using homosexuality as a negative. 2. Accusing us of being ‘cause why? Why? It’s a big problem in the black community. Get secure with yourself, get secure. Ironically, our show title is perfect for a lot of you motherfuckers out there; dead ass! On top of that, the shining the light on the colorism. All the light skin dudes were gay – automatically. Crazy, y’all. Crazy.”
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"None of us our gay & you don't want to see these hands…" #SarunasJackson says some have made #homophobic remarks about the #InsecureHBO spread that men from the show did. He also points out #colorism. ***SWIPE*** (#insecure #YlanNoel #WadeAllainMarcus #NeilBrownJr #JayEllis @insecurehbo @jayellis @ronejae @wammywade @neilbrownjr)