STRAIGHT MODEL BEN MASSING SUES GENRE MAG AND RICK DAY
HOMOPHOBE ALERT! Model Ben Massing is suing Genre magazine and photographer Rick Day for "cruel and vulgar" images of Massing that appeared in Genre magazine's March/April issue. Despite the fact that Massing took the gig with Day - posing suggestively and tugging at his barely there underwear - he says the images have garnered him unwanted gay attention and solicitations for homosexual sex. Massing states he posed free for Day and only wanted the pictures for his portfolio - never expecting the images to wind up in a gay magazine where he'd appear 'lustful and sexually promiscuous."
"He's not [gay]," said lawyer Liah Catanese. "He had a promising career. I hope he's able to undo any damage that this has done."
'Had" a career? I suppose appearing in sexually-charged Abercrombie & Fitch ads or in Playboy's spread on dapper college men did nothing to hurt his career? And you call these photos "vulgar?" What a joke!