(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.
Wow… thats messed-up i’m glad your ok.
We can look forward to the police uncovering the arsonist as well as the full reason for the attack. Could be a hate crime due to sexuality, but it cold also be due to a bad business deal or love gone wrong or a random act. Conclusions should be held until after the police work is completed.
I think we’re allowed to our opinion 🙂
The arsonist was definitely an angry bottom.
Aren’t there any national organizations (HRC? GLAAD?) that can get involved in these types of situations, put a national spotlight on the story, and exert pressure to find the perpetrators? I get endless daily emails either soliciting donations or ‘thanking’ politicians, but honestly I think such organizations should be publicizing incidents like this nationally. Someone knows who did this, but it takes unrelenting pressure, shame, and attention to get people talking.
I’m shocked. That happened in my hometown, blocks from where I grew up and my family still lives.
Wow, where to begin. Who could have guessed that burning down someone’s house with them in it would be the next form of conversion therapy. Oddly, I’ll often look not at what people do, but instead at why people do what they do. In this case l only can guess that hate is the driving force. This isn’t just a case of arson, it’s the deliberate, intentional and willful attempted murder of the homes occupants. One can’t accidentally pour gasoline on someone’s front porch before accidentally setting the place on fire. If a person can cross over the acceptance barrier… Read more »
First, my sympathies go out to Matthew and Six. To Lose all their possessions and their home must be horrible. Analyzing the pictures and the story, I feel it must be someone who knows them, where they live, possibly what they do for a living. It was definitely targeted, not a random act. The arsonist, covered from head to foot, must be someone easily recognized by people in the neighborhood. The Perpetrator may even post on this site, to throw investigators off track or to enjoy the thrill of not being found out. Just guesswork on my part. The fact… Read more »