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Shirtless Saturday: Don Pope

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I haven’t seen Don Pope in any strongman competitions lately, but he’s definitely a fine specimen of a musclebear.  He may not be “filled up” for my tastes but you just gotta fall in love with that handsome face.  He could pass for a brother of any of the Shane Twins.

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And on this Shirtless Saturday, here we have the pretty-faced brute in all of his magnificent shirtless glory…

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Don Pope shirtless 05Nice.  We get a bonus shirtless Boris Haraldsson as well…

Don Pope shirtless 06Musclebear on the right ain’t too bad either…

Don Pope poolIf there was not a non-gay man in the crowd, I’m sure they are now…

Don Pope and Terry HollandsTerry Hollands and Don Pope’s awesome backside…

Boris Haraldsson: Mythic & Massive Icelandic Viking

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You guys might have noticed my little “bearish” poll on the bottom right column of this blog.  One of the descriptions there is the vaguely-worded “Fantasy.”  If you were wondering what it meant, the following photo set of the beefy Boris Haraldsson in his Viking apparel will perfectly capture the very definition of “Fantasy”…

More importantly, the very concept of Bear Mythology is exactly about spectacularly mythic images of bearish masculinity such as these…

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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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Boris Haraldsson: A “Ber” Removes His Shirt (Redux)

I’ve decided not to respond to Boris’ girlfriend.  And I want to thank all of you crazy guys and gals for showing me your support.  A few of you had shown interest in the video, and it’s really not that spectacular: I mean, it’s just one guy assisting another guy remove his shirt.  Nothing threatening or sexually explicit about it.  However, it appeared to have been an emotional bane for one strongman.  To be fair though, Boris never did contact me nor put his two cents in.  The thing is, I did not want to risk getting my YouTube account suspended (as I’ve seen similar things happen to other channels — LFBears, for one).  I just did not want to chance Boris’ girlfriend complaining to YouTube about such a harmless, and not to mention, public, video clip.  I’d rather sacrifice one video than losing them all.

But thanks to puppyjoe, he had uploaded that video in his DailyMotion page.  Thank you for being more courageous than I am, puppyjoe!  BIG HUGS!

He’s Not Homophobic, He Just Doesn’t Want His Johnson Sucked

Screw ethics…  This was the reply I received.

Re: hello
hun it has nothing to do with the fact that you are gay he is being harassed by many gay men on his website on his facebook since the adding of this video you have onto your channel i know because i actually am his girlfriend, they were able to contact Boris because you released his full name on the video! Boris is not only a strong man competitor but a father and a personal trainer, he is being asked constantly if he is wanting to join that bearmythology group and having guys asking him can they suck his dick, Boris wouldn’t be harassed because that video has a different message to it its not just a video of him competing its a type of turn on video to people with that fetish. and for you bringing u the fact that you feel that its because its gay if i was a guy that had nothing to do with what you were talking about and you were putting it out there as if he did i would be pissed to if i was in his situation he is harassed and it is ridiculous and Boris isnt homophobic hes just pissed of he doesn’t want his dick sucked and he doesn’t want to meet up with gay bears wanting a quick fuck, so i will say this to you thank you for removing the video

and another thing
in the end that is all we wanted was the video to be removed im sure many people who are involuntarily featured on your channel may feel the same way try and consider that sometime

I’m still debating whether to respond to Boris’ girlfriend.  Join the “bearmythology group”?  What group is she talking about?  Oh wow, I released Boris’ full name!  Wow.  Again, I am the cause of all this.  I posted that video clip “because [I feel that] its gay”?  Hey lady, make up your mind.  Does this have nothing to do with “my gayness” or not?

I just hope that Boris’ girlfriend stumbles upon this blog and gets frustrated at my inconsiderate posting of her YouTube reply.  Not only that, I hope she requests that I remove this photograph as well.  I mean, God-forbid, he is not only a strong man competitor but a father AND a personal trainer.

I Am Not In A Good Mood At All

I just deleted a Boris Haraldsson video from YouTube.  You see, someone had created a YouTube account today so that she could email me a very sweet and polite request:

hi you have a video on your channel that has Boris Haraldsson and i am a personal friend of his and was wondering would you maybe remove the video because he has been contacted by many males thinking that he has some relation to your channel and video he is constantly emailed and harassed by people who have tried to contact him through the content of the video

thanks please get back to me if necessary

Believe, me, I did get back to her, because it was indeed necessary…

I will delete it, but I’d like to ask a few questions:

1. If a woman, like yourself, posted this video, would that make the video acceptable?  Would it be okay if he gets harassed by women?

I really just can’t stand all these intolerance and discrimination against gay men.  Furthermore, I have no control over what other people say to other people.  How did they even contact Boris?  I did not provide his email/physical address at all.  Have you seen how people would make rude comments on YouTube?  I don’t even see any rude comments made on this video you want put down.  In fact, I’ll make it a point to delete them if they did show up.

Which brings me to this next question:

2. What exactly does “relation to my video” mean?  Have you not considered that even if a non-gay person posted that same video, Boris will probably still get harassed?

Unfortunately, because I am a gay man, I am for some reason directly responsible for Boris’ sufferings of harassment from gay men.  Because, as we all know, not only do I personally know every gay man in the world, I must also control what they can say, hear, feel, and do.

I am deleting the video not because you feel that it is causing the “strong” man emotional harm (does his email program have a “delete” function?).  Realize that he is in the public eye and he will be criticized and commented on — and not just by gay men.

I am deleting it because your personal friend is nothing but an intolerant person.

I get a lot of similar requests like these (polite emails, cloaked within a sea of hateful words), and I just want to vent about it because I can’t stomach such double-standards and hypocrisy any longer.  And, furthermore, I’m not apologizing for targeting Boris Haraldsson about it.

However, here are more photos of him.  Sure he’s hot and woofy on the outside.  Inside though.  Well, I think that I have commented enough about it.

P.S.: Attention all gay men: Send Boris lots and lots of fan mail.  We are The Collective.  We Must Comply.

Unlike Boris, Mr. Terry Hollands is very nice to all his fans, regardless of sexual orientation.