Queer actor Keiynan Lonsdale wants the world to know it’s OK to get naked.
He took to Instagram last night (9 September) to post an inspiring message about body positivity and self-love.
‘Dance naked, lose followers, gain leaders,’ The Flash actor wrote. ‘Why is it deemed wrong to not wear clothes?’
He continued: ‘We’ve been taught poorly, & groomed to hold shame for ourselves, our human bodies. No matter what we look like, each of us is made to feel incorrect inside our own physical form, told that in order to survive & be a functioning, liked, & well respected person in society, we should hide this form from the world.
‘That sh*t sounds whack to me.
‘Now, I’m not at all at the confidence level to be neked (sic) in public lol, maybe one day i hope, but I’m sure as hell working on sharing & showing off my body to myself.. and it feels good,’ he said.
The young actor came out as queer last year.
He said at the time: ‘[I’m] not apologising for falling in love with people – no matter their gender.’
Since then, he appeared in queer coming-of-age film Love, Simon.
He then released a song called Kiss the Boy, featuring a sweet montage of LGBTI people kissing.
He’s also currently dating male model Joshua Tree.
In a sweet social media post about his boyfriend, he wrote: ‘Thank you for one of the best wknds of my life. I love ya i love ya i love ya yes i do’