(Photo Credits: Screengrab from Matthew Camp’s Official Instagram Account)
Openly gay model and Instagram hottie Matthew Camp revealed in a shocking Instagram post that he and his roommate Six Carter narrowly escaped death when they managed to flee from his burning home last week.
The incident, which Matthew described as an “apparent hate crime,” happened during the early hours of Thursday, January 14, 2021 while the two were sleeping inside the house. The arson attack was captured on CCTV alongside with the arsonist who could be seen pouring gasoline on the front porch of Camp’s home in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Check out some of the photos below:
“The explosion woke me up. We escaped so fast we thankfully didn’t get too many lungfuls [of smoke],” Camp said to Attitude Magazine UK in an exclusive interview. “The photo from the front of the house was right when we got outside. Our bedrooms on the second floor had already been engulfed in flames, so I can’t imagine we had more than 20-30 seconds before it would have been too late.”
Further, Camp said that the police who responded to his residence have been “very supportive and queer-friendly. I feel genuinely cared for.” He added, “It’s honestly nice that the people handling our case are so open to us as queer people, and understanding, even making sure they use the right pronouns. It’s very comforting.”
As to why it took him several days to share the incident, Matthew said, “I couldn’t handle all the attention I knew it would get. I had to wait a few days.”
Our heart goes out to Matthew Camp and Six Carter. Matthew is part of the Adam4Adam family; if you recall, Matthew previously did a photoshoot with Adam4Adam way back in 2018. He also worked with us during the Montréal Pride in 2019, alongside with other A4A models like Alam Wernik, Arad Winwin, Manila Luzon, William Seed, Cory Kane, River Wilson, Stevo Trann, and Alexa Abraxas. But more than that, nobody should ever have to experience homophobic attacks.
Adam4Adam members who wish to extend their help to Matthew Camp and Six Carter, their friends have set up a fundraiser through GoFundMe to help the two of them rebuild their life from this devastating fire. You can check the pages here and here.