Washington: The son of model/actress Stephanie Seymour has hit back at comments made on the touchy-feely beach photos of him and his mom, saying the whole incident has been taken “out of context”.
A number of people expressed their disgust when a series of photos surfaced showing a bikini-clad Seymour, 41, embracing and kissing her teenage son on a beach in St. Barts.
But her son Peter Brant II said in statement released to Gawker.com that there was nothing wrong with being intimate with his mother, as she is very close to all her children and treat them the same way.
“I would just like to say that these pictures have been taken completely out of context, my mother and i are very close as she is with all her children,” Fox News quoted the statement as reading.
“She often hugs and kisses me and my siblings in an manner that is intimate, any mother in the world does the same.
“That day on the beach we walked around with each other completely aware of the presence of photographers there. We have nothing to hide and with that in mind I would like to say that I am openly gay.
“At my age my mother and I are almost like friends and I feel open to talk to her about anything (and yes our relationship may be different because of my sexuality),” he stated.