The Advocate interviews YouTube sensation and media personality B. Scott in a revealing interview that gives fans and critics alike an opportunity to learn more about the man behind the brand and the big personality that has captured the hearts of thousands of love muffins all across cross the country and beyond.
Having grown his online presence beyond weekly YouTube videos where he provides commentary on pop culture to full fledge celebrity interviews on the new B. Scott Show, his fan base continues to expand as he rejects the negative approach of most entertainment bloggers and prefers to infuse his commentary with positivity. He shared his decision to stay away from the negativity that has become commonplace in the blogosphere & the gay community with The Advocate.
"Well, there’s so much negativity out there, especially amongst the gays. We’re so often put in the position of critiquing other people — that’s what a lot of people expect from our community — and I want to represent something else. I want to be a breath of fresh air. I also feel like the negativity card isn’t one that I have to play. I think a lot of people play that card because they have to — they don’t have anything else to offer, they don’t have any other talent than the talent for breaking someone down."
B. Scott also addressed his critics within the gay community who believe he perpetuates the worst stereotypes often associated with gay men:
I know that some gay people think that because I’m flamboyant I’m hurting the [LGBT] community instead of helping it. The way I see it, though, is that I’m out on the battle lines every day. I have to hold my head up high as I walk down the street and someone calls me a faggot. If I can do that and if I can get people to accept and love me as a result of it, imagine the acceptance and love it will bring to everyone else [in the LGBT community].
Loldarian.com has a long history with B. Scott having interviewed him for CLIK Magazine at the beginning of his career. One thing that I've always admired about him is his authenticity, what you see is what you get. He is what I like to refer to as an "accidental activist", someone who doesn't wear the title but whose work helps further the cause.
In a crowded field of YouTube vloggers who profess to advocate for the community but whose work proves otherwise, B. Scott has been clear about his goals and intentions from the start and for that he has my respect.
Get into the full interview here on Advocate.com. And check out The B. Scott show here.