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Têtu Magazine Says 'Mister Gay' Beauty Contestant Can Compete Even if He is a Racist

MrGayMayMatthieu Chartraire, the 22-year-old selected by readers of France's Têtu Magazine to be "Mister Gay May," has been caught in an online racism scandal. Chartraire aired his negative thoughts about people of different races on Facebook and then posted a video of a white woman being attacked by a black man; "This is why I would vote for FN," he wrote, referring to an far-right-leaning, anti-gay political party. reports:

The magazine issued a statement on its social media platforms to condemn Chartraire's political views, saying "The fight against homophobia can't be separated from the fight against any other form of discrimination."

However, Chartraire will still be able to compete for the title of Mister Gay 2014, in December. "It's in his right to vote for FN, even if we don't share his beliefs," said Têtu editor-in-chief Yannick Barbe in a Facebook reply. "This is a beauty pageant, and our readers' vote was only based on a single criterion! He only stands for himself, and certainly not for the gay community. (Excluding him) would be censorship, and the best way to victimize him."

I believe it is safe to say that his good looks are trumped by a less-than-desirable attitude. Racism doesn't look good on anyone.

Photo via Têtu.

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  1. He has NO butt. How can you be Mister Gay without a butt?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 9, 2014 11:33:45 AM

  2. So, he's only pretty on the outside. I guess that's all that counts to be Mr. Gay?

    Posted by: Ari | Jun 9, 2014 11:34:58 AM

  3. "A gay man being racist on social media? That's cute" said Grindr.

    Posted by: Hugh | Jun 9, 2014 11:37:53 AM

  4. He has a legitimate point of view. As a resident of Philadelphia, I see his every day. Let him compete!

    Posted by: Derrick From Philly | Jun 9, 2014 11:46:12 AM

  5. France has changed a lot over the past few decades, and not for the better. Massive immigration from Africa and the middle east is making some places in France look like a 3rd world nation, not the cultured, European enclave that many Americans think of. It really is no wonder the FN is doing well.

    Posted by: Janit | Jun 9, 2014 11:47:18 AM

  6. "Neo-Nazi Party Founder Jokes About New "Batch" For The Gas Chambers"

    Posted by: howie | Jun 9, 2014 11:49:02 AM

  7. Sad.

    Posted by: Ted | Jun 9, 2014 11:55:03 AM

  8. @ "He has a legitimate point of view. As a resident of Philadelphia, I see his every day. Let him compete!"


    if you're going to use my posting name then atleast come close to my point of view. I repeat, he has NO butt. Any Gay men's beauty pagent requires that you have a BUTT.

    Speaking of which it was a mess last night. I had to keep using the remote control to go between the Tony Awards, the 2nd game of the NBA Championship, the Miss USA Pagent...and then, there was a repeat of the Diana Ross Concert in Central Park.

    Oh, I was a frantic queen last night.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 9, 2014 11:57:46 AM

  9. Not everyone thinks a huge butt is hot.

    Posted by: Henry | Jun 9, 2014 12:02:26 PM

  10. @HUGH Ha!

    Props to the magazine for handling the situation tactfully. More people need to realize that you can't sanitize the world.

    Posted by: David | Jun 9, 2014 12:03:20 PM

  11. @ "I see his every day. Let him compete!"


    did you write those mispellings on purpose-- using my posting name? Oh, you are one racist b1tch indeed! LOL!

    LOL F.uck you, b1tch.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 9, 2014 12:10:45 PM

  12. People are racist. C'est la vie!

    Posted by: Rowan | Jun 9, 2014 12:12:45 PM

  13. Is this a surprise? We regularly have racist comments in this Towelroad site and there is no mechanism to monitor them.

    I was at LA Pride Parade yesterday, and when an Asian Pacific Islander Group walked by, a group of white guys were shouting "Kungpao Chicken!" to my left. And when I confronted them about it, they were dismissing it as a joke. Enough said.

    Posted by: Ville | Jun 9, 2014 12:14:57 PM



    I'd rather eat glass than even associate with a racist sack of crap like that. bet the GOProud boys would approve of him...

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 9, 2014 12:19:06 PM

  15. disqualify him

    Posted by: Hmmm | Jun 9, 2014 12:23:17 PM

  16. Wouldn't the FN kill him?

    I hope his new friends embrace him heartily.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Jun 9, 2014 12:24:52 PM

  17. People such as this are truly ignorant. He'd be on FN's hit list as well, sooner or later.

    Posted by: ScottCA | Jun 9, 2014 12:32:13 PM

  18. He is competing in Mr. Gay 2014. The intelligence level of the competitors falls somewhere between a rock and go-go boy (with the rock being the smarter of the 2)

    Posted by: Perry | Jun 9, 2014 12:40:30 PM

  19. The U.S.A. is on witch-hunt for racism. They've gone from one extreme to the opposite extreme to the point where it has become juvenile.
    If you start dragging skeletons out of everyone's closet and look for every fault that they have, then there is going to be no one left to be in the contest. Clean up your own backyard.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Jun 9, 2014 12:43:15 PM

  20. You politically-correct totalitarian gays need to give it a rest. People are entitled to their opinions. And I'm sure he has a bunch of anecdotal evidence to back up his comments. If your race doesn't want to get called out for its behavior, then change your behavior.

    Posted by: Petey | Jun 9, 2014 12:57:39 PM

  21. So there are people who don't understand what censorship is in France, too?

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Jun 9, 2014 1:03:48 PM

  22. @David From Canada: For someone claiming to be from Canada, you sure are ignorant.

    Posted by: John | Jun 9, 2014 1:07:11 PM

  23. Immigration from Africa to Europe is a direct consequence of Europe exploiting Africa's resources for centuries.

    Enjoy your diamonds and ivory now.

    Posted by: Alain | Jun 9, 2014 1:21:35 PM

  24. Gays can be racist?...Cue the surprise.....

    Posted by: styler | Jun 9, 2014 1:31:50 PM

  25. I'm confused. So he's "racist" by being upset by a video depicting a violent situation? If crime is on the rise due to overwhelming immigration issues in France, he's allowed to be concerned. Also, sorry, but my "tolerance" doesn't equate to a blank check for assault crimes and free passes for people based on their race.

    Posted by: Hrm | Jun 9, 2014 1:34:23 PM

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