Manny Gutierrez is a well known, openly gay makeup artist and YouTuber who has amassed a massive following. In fact, He was chosen as the first man to ever be the face of a Maybelline mascara campaign. It’s a perfect fit since Manny is a trusted expert when it comes to makeup and he’s hilarious which certainly doesn’t hurt the deal between the two.
He got a lot of attention as a result of this deal, but some of it was not positive. In fact, a conservative blogger named Matt Walsh tweeted a picture of Gutierrez on January 6, 2017 followed by a nasty caption in which he writes “Dads, this is why you need to be there to raise your sons.”
What Walsh was not expecting was to find out just how wrong he was. Manny Sr. was there all along. In fact, he even works for his son and is extremely proud of him. After Walsh’s comment got as much attention as it did, Manny Sr. felt the need to respond. He asked his son to post this message:
Fortunately, Manny has a following that is significantly larger than Walsh and thus when he posted his father’s message it attracted significantly more attention and positivity. People were inspired and commenting back attempting to persuade Manny Sr. to run for office, or even just to send him their love. It is important to note that Manny Sr. is representative of a growing trend in parents.
Although there are still several issues and a lot of work to do on the subject, the LGBTQ community has had more support than ever and the fact that parents are standing by their children and supporting them in their times of need is what real parenting is all about. The world is in need of more people like Manny Sr.