There are so many battles being fought in our society for righteousness. It is extremely saddening when you look into the core of these battles only to find hate and fear. Yesterday, the bodybuilding community went into an internet frenzy regarding actor, bodybuilder, author and entrepreneur Kali Muscle for being “exposed” for Gay for Pay. Gay for pay turned into Kali being actually gay according to what I saw. I began to read messages, blog posts and watch the videos that made statements such as people calling him a “butt pirate” or saying”Kali is gay. He is a disgrace to the bodybuilding world.” Oh and let’s not forget enormous amount of “F” bombs that were stamped all across the internet. Homophobic….. Is this really how the bodybuilding community wants to be seen?
Kali is a friend and colleague of mine. We have worked together professionally and he has changed my life partner/wife, Bea’s and my life personally. I met him and his lovely wife singer and entrepreneur Dvyne a little over 2 years ago. Bea and I had been struggling with our weight and health issues all of our lives. Kali began talking to us about the importance of being healthy. I have lived with asthma, diabetes, hypertension and other illnesses the majority of my life. When Kali looked into my eyes one day and said “ I see your eyes are yellow. We need to get you healthy.” Bea and I made the choice and said “yes.” We did not have a lot of money. He allowed us to pay what we could afford. What we received in return was priceless. Not only did he teach us a new way of life, he became who he needed to be for us to get it. Sometimes, it was not the nicest, I knew that he wanted us to LIVE. No matter how busy his schedule became, he always made time for us. He did not sell out on us. Bea is a masculine identified lesbian and Kali was a true ally to her…to us! He never ..EVER made us feel anything less than human. Bea and I lost 60lbs a piece from his teachings. I stopped taking 90% of my meds. He is a lifesaver.
Many see Kali now and think he is a mean, arrogant and obnoxious dude. The Kali that I know is funny, kind, giving and loving. The true meaning of GAY! To know him is to know is journey. I am so glad that he gets to tell his story in his soon to be released autobiography “X-Con to Icon.” He is really passionate about getting his story to the young people specifically. His message is “Be Conscious of your choices” with everything in life. I get that from him. His fans get that from him. When this book comes out the world will get it.
I believe that the bodybuilding community should perhaps take notes and begin to worry about making a significant impact on others; speaking life into people instead of hate.
To my friend Kali , Bea and I thank you for the bottom of our hearts for giving us life. We are so honored to have the sincere privilege of seeing your other side. Now it is time to let the whole world see all of you…well…I’m sure they want to see more. #nopunintended #nohetero xoxoxo