Last week, blogs went wild running paparazzi pics of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and her son frolicking on the beach, insinuating that the two are close -- maybe too close.
Now, 18-year-old Peter Brant Jr. is responding to the blog posts, saying any insinuation the two have an inappropriate relationship is "gross" and that he and his mom might appear to be more affectionate than most because he's gay.
Brant posted on his Facebook page: "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. that day on the beach we walked around with each other completely aware of the presence of photographers there. 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."
Gawker first posted the pics of mother and son hugging and kissing each other on the cheek while vacationing in St. Barts last week.