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Bruce Weber, the photographer behind those very shirtless Abercrombie & Fitch ads, has not-so-secretly been pushing the brand's homoerotic boundaries for ages. But earlier this year, he leaped the boundaries of mere suggestion when he posted a video on his Facebook page featuring what appeared to be male Abercrombie models kissing. Though the retailer claimed that the videos are not part of an official ad campaign, the video caused quite a kerfuffle on the internet. Fashionista spoke with Weber about the incident:
"I guess I just didn't think it was that big of a deal," he explained. "You know, I feel like men kiss each other all the time. It doesn't have to be in a sexual context—there are all kinds of contexts where men can be physically close or intimate without it necessarily meaning that. Athletes kiss each other after games. It doesn't have to be a sexual thing."
When asked if he thought Abercrombie might feature a gay kiss in an ad in the future, Weber remains optimistic. "Sure!" was his response "I photograph men kissing all the time. I don't see any reason why not!"
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