Despite having dated some of the hottest women in the universe, actor George Clooney is still faced with ongoing rumors of being gay.
Reaffirming his commitment to marriage equality for all, Clooney opens up about the gay rumors and more with The Advocate, saying, "I think it's funny, but the last thing you'll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, 'These lies!' That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community."
Adding, "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 sh**."
Clooney also addressed a controversial 2012 Newsweek article that asked "If an actor of the stature of George Clooney came out of the closet tomorrow, would we still accept him as a heterosexual leading man?" To which he answered, "It's a good question, and I remember reading that. I don't know. It's obviously not the same as if it were the '50s or '60s with Rock Hudson. Look at Neil Patrick Harris. He's a big star on a hit show, and no one's telling him he can't play a straight womanizer. I use Neil as an example because I've spent time with him and I like him a lot. People like Neil and Ellen DeGeneres have opened the door to making it easier for everyone, and now each person just has to figure out his or her own path. Maybe it's as simple as a gay actor going to work and getting the job done."
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