Billy Porter freed from "enslavement of masculinity" at the Critics' Choice Awards

Lawrence Kim
January 15, 2020

From bright colors to sheer disasters, the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards blue carpet proved polarizing and unpredictable.

The "Pose" as well as "Like a Boss" celebrity equipped the set, custom-made by Hogan McLaughlin, with short-lived tattoos that illustrated a vivid flock of butterflies covering his bare arms as well as shoulders. "Today's @criticschoice custom @hoganmclaughlin look styled by @sammyratelle is inspired by the free-spiritedness of David Bowie and the 1970's disco era - my all-time favorite". Since he whipped out this look at the Critics' Choice Awards, we can't wait to see what's left for him throughout the rest of awards season.

"The Category Is: Fashion Gumby Butterfly Realness.", Porter captioned a series of photos of his look posted to his personal Instagram.

Porter claimed the hand-painted body art was a depiction of "being released from the bondage of masculinity", when it come to himself as a gay guy along with participants of the transgender area.

"Just like the lovely ladies of @poseonfx, we are often born at a stage in life, then we coax into an incubation of self-discovery, transformation and acceptance, finally released in freedom as attractive creatures". Tonight was just the beginning of the awards ceremony for this year.

He explained that over the years, he "spent a lot of time on the train of masculinity" being bound by the expectations of his gender. "This is something I've been wanting for a while and I'm really happy it's happening".

The actor previously told PinkNews that before the reaction, he didn't know how much power he had in his looks.

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