The Father of Maybelline's First Male Model Perfectly Shut Down Homophobic Comments About His Son

January 15th 2017

Laura Donovan

"Dads, this is why you need to be there to raise your sons."

Blogger Matt Walsh tweeted this homophobic comment about makeup artist Manny Gutierrez, Maybelline's first male beauty star.

And Gutierrez's dad fired back, saying he is in his son's life and that he couldn't be prouder of his child's accomplishments.

Gutierrez shared a Twitter screenshot of his father's response to Walsh's comment.

Without calling names or pointing fingers, Gutierrez's father wrote that Walsh's remark stems from a "lack of knowing anybody from the LGBT community," because if he did know these people, he would see that they're "some of the most real and kind hearted" individuals on Earth:

Gutierrez added in another tweet that his father also works for him:

The spirit of the dad's comments are backed up by research.

Conversations about tolerance can actually promote increased acceptance of the LGBT community, according to an April 2016 study by graduate students David Broockman and Joshua Kalla.

After recreating another graduate student's controversial study that was accused of containing fabrications, Kalla and Broockman found that people demonstrated increased tolerance for transgender individuals after study canvassers asked them if they'd ever experienced discrimination themselves.

"Canvassers asked people to talk about a time they were treated differently," Broockman told NPR in April 2016. "Most people have been judged because of gender, race or some other issue."

"For many voters, they reflect on it, and they realize that's a terrible feeling they don't want anyone to have," Broockman said.

Walsh argued in The Blaze about the importance of dads being in the lives of their sons.

Walsh expressed doubt that either James Charles — CoverGirl's first male ambassador — or Gutierrez grew up with a good father figure:

"I do not know the life story of our friends James and Manny. I’m told that at least one of them comes from an intact family where a father was present and active in the home. Perhaps that really is the case. It’s certainly possible — though unlikely, I would think — that a boy could have the best dad in the world and still turn into a makeup model."

ATTN: has reached out to Walsh about Gutierrez's dad's comments and will update this piece if we hear back.

[H/T PinkNews]