To Love B. Scott

Gender-bending Internet personality B. Scott, with his lengthy eyelashes, high cheekbones and long hair (usually his own, sometimes not), is amassing fans in unlikely places: straight black men.

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In a culture where many black men typically succumb to the hyper-masculine roles assigned to them at birth, you wouldn’t expect many to be not-so-closeted fans of a gay man who concludes his commentary with the phrase, “double kisses.”

Yet gender-bending Internet personality B. Scott, with his lengthy eyelashes, high cheekbones and long hair (usually his own, sometimes not), is amassing fans in unlikely places: straight black men.

B. Scott’s YouTube videos—which in total have been viewed over 30 million times—offers his highly opinionated takes on pop culture and politics, as well as celebrity interviews, multiracial identity and messages of encouragement.

With video titles like “B. Scott Is Back: Butt Naked Nothing But Pearls!,” phrases like “B****. Boo. Bye.” and his trademark dance, the paw-paw, at the very least you could describe him as flamboyant.

Still, even celebrities like Jamie Foxx have given B. Scott his props.

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