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Two straight actors kiss live on TV to protest ‘hypocrisy and prejudice’

November 29, 2015

Gay, News

The actors kissed onstage at the annual GQ awards in Brazil last week. Two of Brazils biggest actors kissed live on TV on Thursday – dedicating their embrace to all of the “macho card carriers.” Bruno Gagliasso and João Vicente de Castro locked lips at Brazil’s annual GQ Men of The Year Awards in Rio De Janeiro. Gagliasso later shared the picture of himself and de Castro on Instagram – before explaining the reason behind the kiss. The actor – who has a long history of supporting LGBT rights in the country – said that the men wanted to use the awards as an opportunity to challenge the nation’s views on what it means to “macho.” He dedicated the kiss to “all the macho card-carriers, hypocritical and prejudiced”, before saying he wanted to show that there was nothing with “showing our affection and love” for another man. The image of the pair kissing has quickly gone viral, with LGBT activists in Brazil championing the pair for highlighting the issue and pressures placed on both straight and LGBT men alike. The actor has previously spoken out about the “macho” image often portrayed in the media – as he says it…

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