A kiss is just a kiss. Even if it['s a full-on mouth smooch with mom.
So says Stephanie Seymour's 18-year-old socialite son, Peter Brant II, who issued a statement on his Facebook fan page (yes, the dude has one) smacking down tabloid insinuations that a liplock on the beach last week with his supermodel mom is somehow indicative of an incestuous relationship.
How does he explain the salacious photos that have been making their way around the Net?
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"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. she often hugs and kisses me and my siblings in an manner that is intimate, any mother in the world does the same," writes Brant, Seymour's child with newsprint billionaire and film producer Peter Brant.
Junior noted that the whole so-called "Beach kiss scandal" has been "taken completely out of context," particularly given he's, uh, gay.
"That day on the beach we walked around with each other completely aware of the presence of photographers there," added Brant. "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)."
Pretension holds no bounds for this guy, who describes himself on his Facebook page as a "socialite and model," a dapper-looking young lad, often spotted attending Fashion Week and photographed wearing ascots.
No doubt this will up the number of Facebook fans he has. Now if only he can sing, we're pretty sure a Glee cameo is just around the corner.