Christian Wilkins blasts homophobic reaction to his Mardi Gras outfit

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Christian Wilkins has called out a “completely homophobic and misogynistic” Daily Mail headline about his Mardi Gras Fair Day outfit on Sunday.

As Mardi Gras season kicks off, the annual Fair Day event returned to Victoria Park in Camperdown. Revellers filled the park with rainbows as they enjoyed the day of live entertainment.

The model and son of Richard Wilkins was at Fair Day, wearing a pink cut-out mini dress to the event.

Wilkins shared photos of the outfit to his Instagram, but the 26-year-old took to his Instagram Stories to call out the Daily Mail‘s take on his outfit.

He shared the news website’s headline which read, “Dude looks like a lady! Richard Wilkins’ flamboyant son Christian flaunts his VERY toned figure in a skin-tight pink mini dress with daring cut-outs”.

But Christian clapped back, writing, “It’s completely homophobic and misogynistic statements like these that causes anxiety and fear in many LGBTQI ppl.

“Yes I know I’m in a dress and celebrate my femininity but come on … ‘dude looks like a lady’?”


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Christian Wilkins told the Daily Telegraph his Fair Day outfit was inspired by HBO series Euphoria, specifically main character Cassie.

“I don’t think any of us young people have seen a show that’s felt like it represents us in such an incredible way,” he explained.

“Cassie definitely inspired my look for today.”

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is underway

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is officially underway, with events across New South Wales.

On March 5, the Parade will again return as a ticketed event at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

This year, the ABC will broadcast and livestream the Parade for the first time in decades.

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Jordan Hirst
Jordan Hirst

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1 Comment

  1. Mark Whiting
    21 February 2022

    Looks wonderful in that outfit, I don’t see a problem with that at all, I also might be part of the GLBTQI+ Community, and yes I also go around wearing a skirt, and yes I’m not afraid to show my femininity out there, and yes I live in Brisbane and I utterly condemn that kind of homophobic comment.

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