December 27, 2012


I don't think so. But then again, I didn't have a clue that Rock Hudson was gay until he was on his deathbed.

Why do people always hint that Justin Timberlake is gay? Is it just because he's a good dancer and singer? Or there actual rumors I don't know about? I've never gotten a gay vibe from him ever. He's not bulging at the neck with testosterone to spare or overtly macho but unless people actually have credible stories about him this constant, long-term desire to call him gay baffle me. He's talented, funny, reasonably cute and seems sweet. If that's gay then I'll have some more. 

When I was growing up, there was a distrust among straights of any white guy who was too good at dancing--especially to disco or r&b. It was ok for white guys to pump their fists in the air to Free Bird and Frankenstein, but if they showed some forbidden knowledge of latin dance moves, ballroom style, or soulful rhythms they were gay. That's what was behind that huge bonfire in a Chicago stadium where they burned records chanting DEATH TO DISCO. Granted, some disco had gotten pretty cheesy by then but there was a distrust of anything but rock. It was perceived that suave latin lovers or people tuned inot that world might whirl their women away while clumsy, all-American rock fans sat goofed.

I like him a lot more than the new Justin. And even though I don't care for Justin Bieber and he is feminine, he doesn't actually seem gay either, does he? To use gay as an insult for someone who is probably straight is homophobic, isn't it? (PS: I'm thinking about coming out of the closet myself.)