Rob Townsend Debuts Music Video For “Skinny Boys”

"Yes, twinks are skinny. But no, skinny guys are not all twinks."
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Singer/songwirter Rob Townsend has just released the music video for his summer bop, “Skinny Boys,” an ode to the anti-muscle movement.

Townsend, whose voice hovers in a space similarly to Mika and Jake Shears, says the song has no higher goal than exploring his particular predilection in a fun, marginally witty way.

“If anything, I mean it as an affirmation to those kids who are looking at the muscled, gym-rat meme and thinking, ’I have to look like that.’ No you don’t,” says Townsend.

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Townsend, who’s dating comedian Cole Escola, had this to say when asked if skinny boys was another word for twink: “Yes, twinks are skinny. But no, skinny guys are not all twinks. My favorite skinny guy–who has slept over at my house for the last 3 years–is not a twink, he’s an otter.”

Watch the video below.