Peter Brant II Addresses Kissing Photos: 'I Am Openly Gay'

Stephanie Seymour's son 17-year-old Peter Brant II has spoken out about the kissy-kissy photos of himself and his mother on the on the beach in St. Barths that surfaced last week. Check out the photos here.

Now about this whole Beach kiss scandal I would just like to say it has been taken completely out of context and I dont appreciate speculation on my personal relationship with my mother and any other uninhibited opinions.

I would just like to say that these pictures have been taken completely out of context, my mother and i are very close as she is with all her children. she often hugs and kisses me and my siblings in an manner that is intimate, any mother in the world does the same. that day on the beach we walked around with each other completely aware of the presence of photographers there. We have nothing to hide and with that in mind I would like to say that I am openly gay. At my age my mother and I are almost like friends and I feel open to talk to her about anything (and yes our relationship may be different because of my sexuality).

And that's all, folks. For more on Brant, check out his dapper duds.