I’ve literally just come across a video that someone on Facebook shared. The gorgeous British Rugby player James Haskell, who has stripped off for the Dieux Du Stade calendar a few years back, was being filmed for something when they asked him to take his shoes off for a shot. That’s when his “Dark Secret” came out. James gets the occasional pedicure and to help stop his toenails coming off after being stomped in a match, gets them painted. In this instance James has gone for sparkly silver toenails and he loves how sparkly they are and being fabulous in general.
There are two sides to this video. The first is James’ general awesomeness not giving a shit that big tough men aren’t supposed to have sparkly toenails. The other is the almost violent reaction he describes of a couple of teammates.
Looking at the comments on his youtube video page, James is actually really active in replying to the comments and hilariously responded to “What colour is your dick then?” with “The same colour as the inside of your mum.” BRILLIANT.
The times are changing. Clearly there are some neanderthal stragglers who aren’t coping with the change, but James is a great ambassador for tolerance. At the end of the video someone calls him a “gay icon” and he responds with “even more of a gay icon.” James, we love you for it.