Actor, TV host and resident comedian Joel McHale has always welcomed jabs at other celebrities. And when presented with the numerous jabs about his sexuality, McHale not only takes it with gumption, but actually feels like it’s a compliment. Here’s more”
Comedian Joel McHale is not bothered by rumors that he is gay. In fact, he takes it as a compliment.
The “Community” star sat down with the Advocate to talk about the fourth season of his NBC show. He previously told the magazine that people think he is gay because he is so well-dressed (you will usually see him in suits and button downs), but he doesn’t take the assumptions as criticisms.
“Oh, I still see that on Twitter every day,” McHale said regarding the gay rumors. “It’s flattering. I always find it really weird when guys flip out over someone thinking they might be gay. If a guy gets offended by that, there’s something’s wrong with him. I take it as a compliment.”
Now how standup is this standup comedian, eh? No. Okay, I’m not the greatest with delivering a comedic jab but in all seriousness I applaud the way that McHale addressed these rumors about being gay. If only others in Hollywood could be so gracious and loving to the LGBT community the world would be a much better place. And look at that body. Thanks Joel for the support!
It’s no secret that I have a thing for the weirdly styled and even more odd mannerisms of hipsters. So I always try to post about them in all their odd quirky ways whenever possible. And James Franco is definitely a hipster. No doubt about that. But there have been rumors surrounding the actor for years as the result of his outspokenly affinity to take on roles depicting a character as gay. In Franco’s latest series of interviews, he addresses why he feels like he’s to blame for these rumors as well as why he feels some actors stay in the closet:
“One of the things that’s very much part of my public image is the question of my sexuality. It’s not something that bothers me in the slightest. It hasn’t gone away and I get asked about it from all sides. It’s partly my doing and partly not my doing.”
”I think that the people I have known who are performers who haven’t publicly come out didn’t because they’re afraid it’ll hurt their careers. And they’re afraid they won’t be able to play straight roles anymore. If there’s somebody that was well respected and very secure with their career, I could see it happening in a very positive way.”
It’s funny because the way that kind of stuff is talked about on blogs is so black-and-white. It’s all cut-and-dry identity politics. ‘Is he straight or is he gay?’ Or, ‘This is your third gay movie — come out already!’ And all based on, gay or straight, based on the idea that your object of affection decides your sexuality.”
Or this one where instead of quieting rumors, he only made them increase;
“Part of what I’m interested in is how these people who were living anti-normative lifestyles contended with opposition. Or, you know what, maybe I’m just gay.”
As always, he nor anyone else has to define what their sexuality is to anyone but themselves. I think that’s the point of what his hipster mind is saying. And I crave the day that it’ll be that way for everyone.
With all the negative press about musicians that have a gay following like Azealia Banks and Fantasia with their anti-gay remarks, here’s a story of a musician that has gotten it right. PopRock artist Kelly Clarkson sat down recently to once again address gay rumors that have surronded her career. Newly engaged Clarkson feels this is gossip is not only wrong but also insulting, not to her but to her gay fans:
“People think, ‘Oh, she’s been single for too long. That’s kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn’t mean you’re gay. But I’m never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it’s just not my thing.”
Earlier last year Clarkson said basically the same thing and feels the whole thing is trivial at best:
“I just think it is very ignorant to assume that you know everything about someone. People keep saying that I’m gay and … yeah, I’m not. I’m pretty sure I’ve never made out with a girl. Sometimes, I wish I were because at this point, I would probably get hit on by a lot of girls! It’s just not helping me because I am straight. No boy wants to hit on me because I make mean songs about them and they think I’m gay.”
You may remember last year that Clarkson spoke out in support of President Obama because of his support of the LGBT community during the 2012 election season:
“I’ve been reading online about the debates and I’m probably going to vote for Obama again… I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married”
Keep up the great work Kelly