Tyson Beckford had all eyes on him – and his naked body – last week when he posed nude with transgender model Ines Rau for a sexy photo shoot for New luxury French magazine OOB. Since then, Beckford has been in the center of a firestorm of shock and criticism as angry and perplexed fans questioned his decision to pose with transgender stunner. Shortly after making headlines, Beckford decided to leave and send simple message to all of his critics about the photo spread.
One shouldn’t be judged by color, sex or age. IDGAF! We all human and gonna die! #lifeofbeckford
— Tyson Beckford (@TysonCBeckford) November 8, 2013
This isn’t the first time Beckford has spoken up for the LGBT community. Beckford, who has politely denied rumors that he is gay, was one of the numerous celebs who publicly backed marriage equality legislation and he’s regularly spoken in support of the LGBT community and even appeared at Gay Pride events.
We commend Beckford for not only doing his job – it’s not unusual for models of the same sex, whether LGBT or not, to pose together in erotic spreads – and show his support and sense of solidarity with Rau.
Check out some other major LGBT allies below as well. – nicholas robinson