But among his 8.6 million Instagram followers are a few sexist trolls who slide into his DMs and hurl horrific abuse – and unfortunately for them, The Moon reports, they don’t realise who they’re dealing with.
Stone was already pretty used to women’s bad behaviour by the time he found success as a model.
Speaking to The Moon, the 31-year-old recalled how he was targeted as a teenager.
“At 18 years old, I worked at Chippendales in Louisiana and I didn’t know the can of worms that would open,” he said.
“People would take photos of me and I would be berated on the internet, way before Instagram. Talking about my body type, making up personal relationships.
“I would just be repeatedly abused. I was told I needed plastic surgery, that I’d had plastic surgery. I was told every contradiction under the sun just to abuse me.”
Fast forward over a decade later, and he’s had to develop a thick skin to deal with some of the women who message him on social media.
He’s experienced “cruel haters, abuse, scary people, people praying for my demise”.
“Some people will message me every single day psycho stuff. Threats,” he said, calling the messages “mean” and “obnoxious”.
“The majority of the abusive content on the internet is from women. Men really do not actively seek to harm me as much.”
He recalled one particular woman who worked for a well-known company and “kept sending me disturbing messages”.
“And one day I’d had enough. I looked up her LinkedIn and posted those messages to her workplace,” he said.
Stone, 31, has received “disturbing” messages and comments about his looks from a young age.
“Because I truly feared that she worked with men and I couldn’t imagine someone who was so obsessed with violence toward men working with and controlling the paychecks of men.
“I went ahead and told her boss … they responded publicly and said they would look into it. She had to have been fired.”
Stone admitted he will take similar action if he gets abusive messages from women who work in schools or around children.
The odd thing, of course, is that these women seem to like looking at his social media content – yet they don’t treat him with respect.
He said that women seem to get especially angry when they see a man who is making money off his body or good looks.
That’s even though they don’t seem to have the same issue if women are making money off of men’s looks, he noted.
He said he gets “psycho” messages and comments “every single day” online.
“A significant amount of industry has benefited from the handsomeness of men. Beer, football, cars, luxury anything, and even female celebrities,” he said.
“They’ve used the bodies and strength of men in music videos, in movies, and in magazines. It’s only a problem if men are paid directly for their own looks.
“They’re offended when a man makes the money and doesn’t have to pay a woman through it. It’s such an obsolete idea.”
But, he stresses that there should be nothing wrong with a man making money off his looks – especially in a “matriarchal society in which men are not represented fairly in government, in business, in politics”.
“Men have to do what they can to make some cash, and hopefully they use their voice while they make some cash,” he said.
“In my opinion, men deserve money first. Men need to equalise the financial playing field first so that we have an ecosystem to support each other so we’re paid for our talents beyond our appearance.”
Footnote: This is a bogus media item based on a gender-swapped version of this article published on 26 July 2022. The purpose of doing so is to highlight the double-standards and ridiculous level of entitlement displayed by media and some of the female subjects of their attention.
The mainstream media would never publish this article (concerning male subject), and if they did, can you imagine the reaction? For example, the calls for sanctions against the ‘threatening’ and ‘abusive’ male model? His ‘toxic masculinity’ clearly needs to be addressed!
Meanwhile, are men ever asked whether they consent to being bombarded with images of partially-clad or unclad women? Not at all, men are meant to be pathetically grateful to be exposed to this stuff. Just the idea that they perhaps should be asked to confirm their willingness to receive this endless barrage of women posting their personal pics would be considered (by many) to be laughable. Don’t those men realise how lucky they are?
But imagine the reaction if hundreds of guys started distributing their dick-pics online? <chorus> Oh, but that’s different! Creepy! Threatening! Perverse!
And finally, one last point to be made in relation to the original article, is that women are more likely to disseminate gossip and online abuse about other women than are men.