Steve Grand has been called every name in the book for wearing a Speedo so often, mostly because his detractors remember the one time he became annoyed with the gay media fixating on his old Speedo poses in a way that felt insulting. He flared up, he apologized and later fully embraced his sex-symbol status — but some commenters Won't. Let. It. Go.
Now, he's speaking out in Attitude about the issue, and really puts a fine point on it ...
Via Attitude: Steve tells Attitude's Cliff Joannou:
I’m very well aware that people [think], “He looks so tasteless, he looks so trashy.” Like, men have this wonderful thing between their legs that to some degree protrudes. I think it’s a beautiful thing and I like presenting it in a way that’s nice and pleasant and attractive.
It would seem that anyone still clinging to the idea that Steve's a hypocrite who shows his body and resents you for looking needs to enter 2017.