Matt Bomer of USA Network’s Whiite Collar is hot as HELL. But he also has a revoling door in his glass closet.
He’s OUT, he’s IN, and now its RUMORS.
In the latest issue of Details magazine Bomer doesn’t deny that he’s gay, but doesn’t confirm it either.
It’s a well known fact in Hollywood that Bomer is involved with Simon Halls, ex-CEO of PMK and they even have children.
Q: Does it bother you that so much of what’s been written about you is speculation that you’re gay?
A: I don’t care about that at all. I’m completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life.
Q: But you don’t want to talk about it.
A: I have a network and a show riding on my shoulders. I would say a big difference between my character and me is that I can be too trusting. And I’ve realized in this business, that’s not necessarily the smartest thing to be. I definitely have a thing or two to learn from the con artists.
I can understand the position Bomer is in: He’s been openly gay for much of his career, at least inside the industry, but now he’s headlining a nearly-guaranteed-blockbuster series on USA, in a role that requires (female) viewers to lust after him. But this IS the post Neil Patrick Harris era. Grow a pair Matt. Because being gay and attaining that form of success and wide-spread visibility you gain a certain level of influence that can be used to fight the prejudices that are killing us and stripping our rights all over the world. To not do so, and to hide like you are, especially when you’re already “out”, just validates to the bigots – and more importantly the movable middle – what they think is true, that being gay is somehow shameful and should be hidden at all cost.