George Clooney unfazed by gay rumours

2012-03-01 22:32
Los Angeles - George Clooney "doesn't give a shit" if people think he is gay.

The Descendants star - who is currently dating ex-wrestler Stacy Keibler - is "very happy" with his private life and laughs it off when people say he's homosexual, but he would never get angry about the rumours for fear of giving an impression that there's something wrong with being gay.

He said: "I think it's funny, but the last thing you'll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, 'These are lies!' That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community.

'People will be embarrassed'

"I'm not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I'm very happy in it.

"Who does it hurt if someone thinks I'm gay? I'll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don't give a shit."

The 50-year-old actor believes one day people will be "embarrassed" to have been against marriage equality because it will seem ''archaic'' in the next generation.

In an interview with The Advocate, he added: "One day the marriage equality fight will look as archaic as George Wallace standing on the University of Alabama steps keeping James Hood from attending college because he was black. People will be embarrassed to have been on the wrong side.

"So it's encouraging to know that this too will seem like such a silly argument to our next generation. There are even a lot of young conservatives today for whom marriage equality isn't an issue. It always takes government an extra generation to catch up to the people."

Comments

  • Irene - 2012-03-02 01:00

    Well said George.

  • braamc - 2012-03-02 01:59

    He certainly is good looking enough to be. Sometimes you win sometimes you loose. Great guy!

  • John Murray McKay - 2012-03-02 05:54

    Very classy. Well said!

  • David Skea - 2012-03-02 05:58

    Like a boss haha

  • Tim - 2012-03-02 06:42

    Tell everyone you are George - just to take the homophbic straights down a peg or two!

  • oddearring - 2012-03-02 07:04

    If there ever was a kind, considerate, intelligent and well spoken celebrity it is George Clooney. I wonder if he will consider running for president in a couple of years?

  • johncarlos.biza - 2012-03-02 10:03

    "That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. " I disagree. Reacting to a lie being spread about something as personal as your sexuality is not an attack on homosexuality at all.

      Lwando Zondwa-Ziintshaba Poni - 2012-03-02 11:39

      Yes indeed bur I think he also has a lot of respect for his FRIENDS who happen to be gay so it really ends up not mattering to him whether or not he addresses the rumour. You are right though, if it makes you personally uncomfortable you should address it... It just doesnt matter to him, I think.

      Lwando Zondwa-Ziintshaba Poni - 2012-03-02 11:39

      Yes indeed bur I think he also has a lot of respect for his FRIENDS who happen to be gay so it really ends up not mattering to him whether or not he addresses the rumour. You are right though, if it makes you personally uncomfortable you should address it... It just doesnt matter to him, I think.

      Hendrik - 2012-03-02 12:01

      He did react ! What He is saying is: He believes that responding in anger or vehement aggressive denial,with less grace and style would imply that He has a problem with the idea - Nothing more.

  • Bamigboye Yomi - 2012-03-04 11:22

    i think Georgie is gay......Gay george what a shame

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