Playboy History With First Openly Gay Cover Star Bretman Rock | 22 Words

Social media star, Bretman Rock has made history as he becomes the first ever openly gay man to star on the cover of Playboy.

The twenty-three-year-old made history as he appears on the cover of Playboy Magazine's October 2021 digital issue.

And we are totally here for it!

Rock, who made a name for himself on YouTube with his makeup skills, posed for the shoot in a black corset, tights, and chunky, block platforms...

And of course, he was also wearing the signature Playboy bunny ears, cuffs and bow tie collar.

Announcing the news on Instagram, Rock wrote: "I'm a BUNNY duh !! @playboy to kick off spooky szn."

Before sharing more pictures from the shoot and adding: "Da Baddest Bunny. Posting to p*** off more straight men, if you're p***ed bc I turn you on then- say that geez."

In a quote posted on Playboy's Twitter page, Rock said:

"For Playboy to have a male on the cover is a huge deal for the LGBT community, for my brown people community and it's all so surreal. A total 'is this even f***ing happening right now?' type of vibe. And I'm so pretty."

The news of Rock's front cover has been celebrated by many, though some negative comments have also trickled in.

Playboy addressed those negative in a series of tweets questioning: "If a gay man feels sexy in a bunny costume, an iconic symbol of sexiness, why shouldn't he be able to wear it proudly?

"Standing for freedom and equality is in the DNA of this brand. Today, Playboy is much more than a magazine. Our digital covers are creative snapshots that drive and reflect the current dialogue around pleasure, sexuality, equality, and culture," they also wrote.

Rock's shoot means that he joins actors, Ezra Miller and Paul Rudd, as one of the few men to ever wear the Playboy's classic ears, CNN reports.

And although he's not the first male cover, as Bad Bunny made history with that last year, Rock will be the first openly gay man to do so.

Congrats to the baddest b**** we know! Get it, Bretman!