Christian Wilkins’ perfect response to troll after Logies red carpet appearance

The model and reality TV star knew just what to say when he was targeted with criticism over his very daring Logies red carpet look.

Christian Wilkins has clapped back at a troll on social media, after being criticised for wearing a gown to this year’s Logies.

The model and reality TV star – who is the son of Nine presenter Richard Wilkins – is known for his glamorous and edgy fashion, which was on full display on the red carpet at Sunday’s event.

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The 27-year-old was largely applauded for his sheer, plunging, floor-length dress – but one Twitter user took issue with it, writing alongside a picture of him: “STOP normalising this bulls**t!!! IT’S NOT NORMAL!!!”

Wilkins retweeted the criticism, adding a very tongue-in-cheek reply: “Masculinity is ending … burn everything!”

Earlier this year, Wilkins called out a “completely homophobic and misogynistic” media report about the outfit he wore to the opening day of Sydney’s Mardi Gras Festival.

After stepping out in a showstopping tight pink cut-out dress, he took to his Instagram Stories to proudly share a resulting appearance in the Daily Telegraph’s Sydney Confidential section with his 29,500 followers.

But he also took the opportunity to call out a Daily Mail headline which read: “Dude looks like a lady! Richard Wilkins’ flamboyant son Christian flaunts his VERY toned figure in a skin-tight pink mini dress with daring cut-outs”.

Back in 2018, speaking with podcast Balls Deep, Wilkins revealed the difficulty he had accepting his sexuality in his teenage years.

“I think I am very confident but I think that confidence comes from having low self-esteem. I have come to a point now where I do really like myself … but when I was younger … I was a weird, arty gay kid that didn’t really fit in,” he said.

Wilkins opened up about his “affinity” with wearing skirts to Nine in 2018, describing pants as “the worst”.

“I’m sure we can all agree, male or female, there’s no better feeling than coming home and taking off one’s pants,” he told the publication.

“It relaxes the mind, and the feeling of air on the upper thigh offers extreme relief. Still, much of masculine culture, especially in Australia, seems to reject the push towards the male skirt.”

He explained that he had “fond memories” of dressing up in his mother’s clothes as a child, or watching the Mardi Gras parade from the balcony of his father’s apartment in Sydney, and “envying all the women in their beautiful outfits” – before learning that “many, in fact, were not women”.

Wilkins added: “I have continued wearing skirts, black skirts, miniskirts, skirts that make me look like style icon Cher Horowitz from Clueless, for reasons of both comfort and fashion.

“And also, in the hope that if there is a little boy out there on the interwebs who too loves skirts, he knows that that’s okay – in fact, it’s fabulous.”

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