It’s time that I have my say on the many people who have something to say about the way Larry and Laurent interact with one another. I’ve decided to broach this issue because there have been sooooooo many people who have made statements such as, “They must be gay?”, or “Ewww, why do they touch each other so much like that?”, or even, “Why does Laurent [the one brother] touch all over Larry [the other brother] so much, don’t they know that it makes them look gay?” *BIG ASS BLANK STARE*!!! Are you people serious? It’s only taboo here in the United States for two men to touch one another in the same manner as Lau and Larry. I’m sure there are other countries where there are people who express the same sentiments stated above, but only here in America is it distasteful or unorthodox for two men to touch one another or give one another kisses on the cheek as Les Twins do.
What people need to get through their head is that these two men are brothers, identical twins who have not been apart from one another for more than a few hours at a time at that. This means that they have shared the same space for at least 95% of their lives. I’m sure they feel incomplete when the other isn’t around. If you’ve been following the twins, then you know that Lau loves the hell outta Larry… damn near worships the ground his brother walks on. And Larry, loves his brother just as much, but he’s a bit more subdued with his emotions, but you know the adoration is there. It comes out sometimes and when it does, even Lau is taken aback by it… but the point is that the love is there. When you have shared the same womb at the same time, have the same blood flowing through your veins, breathed the same air, worn the same clothes, and when you look in the mirror at one another, you see the same face as yours, I’m quite sure that you are bound to develop emotions for the other person that are like none other; especially when that person is your sibling.
You know, the way that these two are so affectionate with one another tells me that they are confident in their own skin. That they know who they are as men and they accept that and no one can shake them from their foundation. It also tells me that their mother raised them to not be afraid of the world and what it may say about them. To stay true to yourself at all costs! This also speaks to their situation with Cirque Du Soliel; they didn’t like whatever it was that Cirque told them to do, and they did what? They bounced and didn’t even flinch and you know why? Because they refused to compromise who they are as artists and what they believe in as individuals. That’s what matters most here. Not what this man or the next man has to say.
For those who say that the way Les Twins interact with one another is inappropriate for the type of business that they are in, you’re wrong! Dead wrong! They are in a profession that allows for a wide variation of free expression. If they want to express themselves in a manner where they must physically connect with one another, so be it. Who are we to judge them? We are not paying them. We are not feeding them, clothing them, or providing any type of service to them. If you don’t like what they’re doing, this is a free world, you can do what you want to do and in that, you can choose not to watch them. Frankly, in my opinion, you would be missing out on some of the best dancing that you could ever witness, but, again, you don’t have to watch if you don’t like what you’re seeing. PERIOD! Their interaction with one another does not take away from their talent or their character. That is what made many of the fans fall in love with them in the first place. Your opinions about Les Twins will not diminish the love and respect that the fans have for them, it will only make us appreciate them more and make our love and respect for them a lot STRONGER!