Apr 23, 2013
Caio Castro: Gay Homophobic Teen Idol
Although he has a rather short resume to date, Caio has become a Brazilian superstar, with many public appearances, endless photo shoots, and 6 awards, including the 2011 "Gato del Ano" from the Brazilian Nickelodeon, and the 2012 "Idolo Teen."
In an interview, Caio stated that he would prefer to be known as a "catcher" rather than a "queer" ("deer," a derogatory term for gay men in Brazilian Portuguese).
The statement caused a great deal of controversy in Brazil, where it was widely condemned as homophobic. He later stated that he was misquoted.