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Maybelline star's dad gloriously shuts down hater who shamed his son for wearing makeup.

When Maybelline recently announced that makeup artist and social media star Manny Gutierrez as their first male ambassador, the majority of the world whooped and cheered and celebrated the diverse step forward.

But unsurprisingly there were, of course, some haters out there and Gutierrez has unfortunately been forced to engage.

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Maybelline's newest model, makeup artist Manny Gutierrez. Source: Instagram.

One of the most vocal critics was US-based conservative blogger Matt Walsh, who wrote a post for The Blaze titled 'We Can't Expect Our Sons To Become Real Men If We Don't Teach Them How'.

Ugh, I think I just strained my eye sockets from rolling too hard.

In the blog post, Walsh reasons that sons need their dads around so that they don't grow into adult males like Gutierrez.

Males who promote individuality, embrace diversity and encourage millions of others to do the same.

Sure, okay, Walsh, it's easy to see what your issue is... Actually, no, it's in no way clear to me why he would think Gutierrez is not a great role model and just generally excellent human being.

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Responding via Twitter, Gutierrez made quick work of shutting the argument down, telling Walsh, "My dad actually works for me and is SO PROUD of me. Sorry 'bout it."

He also pointed out, "Being a man isn't about how 'tough' or 'masculine' you are... it's about taking care of the ones you love."

When Gutierrez's father, Manny Sr, learned of the blog post, he too had something to say.

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Asking his son to share a text message on his social media channels, Manny Sr began, "Mr Walsh, this is Manny Sr.

"Let me first begin by telling you that I’ve always been there for my son and will ALWAYS be there for him. Not only am I proud of what he has accomplished but I’m more proud of the person he has become. I know the words you speak are from lack of knowing anybody from the LGBT community. If you did, you would soon realise they are some of the most real and kindhearted individuals that walk this planet of ours."

"Going forward, I would choose your actions and words wisely. Just like you would do anything for your family, I would do [anything] for mine. Good day Sir."

While Walsh's blog post is disappointing, it's encouraging to see such an incredible response from both of the Manny's.

I guess it's just a case of double the Gutierrez, double the greatness.

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