This “Love Simon” actor posted a nearly nude picture of himself on social media yesterday. Now that his fully nude ones are making their way around the internet, was that just a preemptive strike?
He is known for his television roles in the ABC series “Dance Academy”, the CW series “The Flash”, and “Legends of Tomorrow”.
He’s appeared on the big screen in “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” and “The Finest Hours”, but it was as Bram in “Love, Simon” that gave him international recognition and ultimately the freedom to come out.
As we posted on The Stall Wall yesterday, Keiynan took to social media yesterday with a nearly nude snap and a very good question, “Why is it deemed wrong to not wear clothes? We’ve been taught poorly, & groomed to hold shame for ourselves, our human bodies?”
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Dance naked, lose followers, gain leaders 💟☮️. | – ***P.s. why is it deemed wrong to not wear clothes? We’ve been taught poorly, & groomed to hold shame for ourselves, our human bodies. No matter what we look like, each of us is made to feel incorrect inside our own physical form, told that in order to survive & be a functioning, liked, & well respected person in society, we should hide this form from the world. That shit sounds whack to me. Now, I’m not at all at the confidence level to be neked in public lol, maybe one day i hope, but I’m sure as hell working on sharing & showing off my body to myself.. and it feels good.
Timing is everything. As our friends at Cocktails & Cocktalk postulated, “Keiynan Lonsdale posted a naked snap to Instagram yesterday, accompanied with a more lengthy note about body positivity. The irony, though? That the actor currently has his nudes popping up online; this is either a perfectly-crafted PR stunt, damage control, or a naked coincidence.”
Over 20,000 reasons why. And eight new ones every day!
And as for those nudes popping up online …
And just like that, his clothes were gone in a Flash.