Making Peace & Amends To Boris Haraldsson

I just want to give a big THANK YOU and a virtual big bear hugs to Iceland’s Strongest Man, Boris Haraldsson.  Thank you for your honesty and time for explaining things to your gay fans — even though we did not deserve it at all.  Also, I would like to make my peace to your friend.  She was only looking after your best interest and I do respect that.

Mr. Haraldsson, thank you very much.  You truly are a World’s Strongest Man.

More importantly, I can finally post more photos of Boris!  🙂  Do you guys and gals know how badly I’ve been meaning to post this wonderful and cute photo?  A very long time.  Anyway, what better way to end a bitter past and renew a much better present with this?

boris-haraldsson-and-dogFrom Johannes Asgeir’s Flickr Photostream

[EDIT: I have cut and pasted Mr. Haraldsson’s comments about the whole “Incident” (yeah, I’m calling it that) in this post…]

hey guys, my friend pointed this discussion out to me but i see it´s quite old so maybe no one will read my reply but here goes.

i put my facebook page up for my fans or anyone interested in contacting me so i usually accept all friend requests unless the profile picture is out of order. . . that goes for men and women

i´m not homofobic at all and i´m glad i have (or had) such a huge group of gay fans. . . i´ve had a lot of good conversations with some gay guys and helped a few of them out with their training and their diet.

i had no idea there was such a thing as a group of guys that called themselves bearhunters until few months ago and thought it was quite amusing (no offence)

i told my friend about this (the one that sent you the e-mail) and she told me that she had seen my picture on this blog/website and that was the reason for all the bearhunters adding me on facebook.

then she told me that she was going to send an e-mail to the administrator about taking my photo down and i told her that she didn´t have to but she insisted. . . i didn´t want to argue with her and i also thought it was quite cute that she was looking out for me.

and there´s no reason to be rude to her. . . she was just trying to look out for me and she´s a really nice person so please be nice.

the e-mails she´s referring to are messages sent to me on facebook and i´ve had quite a few that were just really rude and the guys just wouldn´t take no for an answer. . . which at the time was pretty frustrating since i was getting a ton of them. . . in those cases i deleted the guys from my friends account.

and here are answers to some of your questions.

you´re not the cause of all this by releasing my full name. . . i´ve been on international tv several times so a bunch of people know my name.

i don´t deny friend requests unless the profile pic is not suitable. . . like a faceless picture of a guy holding his crotch. . . sorry, i just don´t think it´s appropriate

the women that have messaged me and offered to suck my off have taken no for an answer. . . and most of the guys too.

i´ve never made it to the finals at wsm but thanks for rubbing my nose in it (kidding)

and i am glad i have a following, gay or straight. . . that´s the reason i put that facebook page up in the first place (i did, not her). . . and i don´t think it´s cheesy at all (but to each his own i guess), it´s good for people that want to contact me and for me to contact other people.

about my gay posing on facebook, humping kevin nee and all that. . . i uploaded most of those pictures myself. . . would i do that if i was severly homofobic or even be posing in the first place?

i would never get a lawyer because of a silly thing like that. . . if you really want to have the video up there it´s fine with me

and my real name is kristinn oskar haraldsson which is quite funny because in every other country in the world it´s a girls name but in iceland the girls name has one “n” at the end but the boys has two

the boris name is because of an incident that happened in 1996 while i was in the coast guard. . . long story so i´m not gonna get into it but it wasn´t because i wanted something more butch. . . and it´s actually quite good for me and others cause it´s virtually impossible for foreigners to pronounce my real name correctly

hey man, i´m sorry if i reacted badly to your question about if i was gay or not (must have been a bad day)

but for a while the messages were piling in from gay guys (which was cool). . . but like i said, some of them were just really rude and i was a bit frustrated at a certain point.

and to the spelling champion. . . i´m from iceland so i´m guessing there´s a few type-o´s

so to sum it up:

i´m not gay but i have nothing against gay guys. . . except the really rude ones but that doesn´t just concern gay guys, i just don´t like rude people.

this whole thing has been blown way out of proportion and i´m sorry if someone got offended.

my friend that sent you the e-mail is a cool chick so please lay off the name calling and all

i hope we´re all cool and you guys can put this whole thing behind you

you can add me on facebook and check out my pictures there if you like. . . got some viking shots and other stuff that people find really interesting (especially my gay fb friends)

thanks so much everyone and i hope you´ll be understanding

peace!

boris haraldsson
icelands strongest man

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8 thoughts on “Making Peace & Amends To Boris Haraldsson Leave a comment

  1. Not that I’m complaining but how was the resolution achieved? Glad to hear it…love the strongmen contests as always and always loved Boris (if only for his great personality and his titanic strength).

  2. hey guys. . . you can check out my responce if you scroll down a bit. . . it´s in “recent comments”

  3. Well, I’m certainly contrite but this is great! I actually remember watching a strongman contest where your name was listed as kristinn oskar haraldsson so someone must’ve thought they had it wrong! And as for the comments some of us made, I for one am sorry. I’m a big enough man to admit it. But the anger came from watching you for so long and enjoying your feats of strength and strong exhuberant personality…it was kind of like a hero not liking you. It did sting a little. I am however very glad this has been resolved and we can all put it behind us.

  4. I just stumbled across this website at random, and I read the story of this little tiff about the video. As somebody who has nothing invested in either side of the argument, I think that Boris really came across as a class act.

    I wish that there were more straight men like him and fewer gay men who treat the internet like a T-room.

  5. Very nice response from Boris. Handsome man indeed, and seems to have the right attitude to go along with it. Got to love the Icelandic people anyway. Wishing them good luck in this financial mess which is hitting them hard.

  6. I watched the WSM contests for years but for some reason haven’t seen one lately. It’s nice to know that it is still going strong. There seem to be a large percentage of men from the frozen North countries excelling in the contests. Yes, I am a gay man who really enjoys seeing all the straining muscles and all the skin covering the handsome men. Keep up the good work, Kristinn!

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