Gay Violinist Chris Marchant Apologizes For Shirtless Graveyard Pic

Chris Marchant Apologizes

A gay violinist got into some trouble after he took pictures of himself shirtless in a graveyard.

As we quickly explained yesterday, Gay violinist Chris Marchant, who’s a part of the all-gay string quartet Well-Strung and who also appeared on The Amazing Race, got into some trouble a couple days ago.

Marchant decided to post a picture of himself in a graveyard in order to promote his appearance at a Provincetown brewery later this month.

The caption said, “Can’t wait to get back to Ptown for Halloween and to help with the launch weekend of @ptownbrewingco!”.

That post got a lot of people on the internet angry, including a very opinionated Queerty. That then got Marchant angry as well.

Responding to the backlash, he initially said:

“My abs aren’t the point,” he quipped. “I’m willing to bet that anybody buried in Provincetown would be happy to support the kind of activism that PBC is going to fuse into its business. I might be wrong, but I’m willing to take the bet.”

He then added:

“I mean zero disrespect to anybody in Provincetown, living or dead; anybody who knows me knows that. I lived next to the graveyard last summer and often walked through the paths and graves; the photographer wanted to capture that moment.”

“I don’t see why standing next to or on a stone that represents someone’s life and death equals disrespect. Peace and love to y’all.”

Then, media outlets reached out to the Brewery that Marchant was promoting. This resulted in Marchant deleting the picture.

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Now, it seems that he has also created an Instagram post to apologize.

“A few days ago, in an effort to promote a friend’s new company, I posted a picture that offended some people,” he wrote. “In it, I was leaning, shirtless, against a gravestone in Provincetown.”

He added: “While it was never my intention to offend, I understand that it was disrespectful to take such a picture against a memorial to the life of someone I never knew.”

“I deleted it, because the point of the post was to help a friend, and I would never want for my personal actions or words to harm the efforts of anyone else. I apologize for any offense I caused.”

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