Everything You Need to Know About Celebrities Gay Sex Lives

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by guest blogger Ken Jansen

Reading an announcement about Jodie Foster’s recent marriage to Alexandra Hedison, I was appalled by some of the comments after the article. “I guess she’s ashamed of who she is. That’s the impression you get when she tries to keep it secret. Now she’s enjoying the benefits other people fought for..” or “Maybe she’ll give a public speech about privacy again. She’s a complete nut.” and ” While she hid in the closet. She’s a wonderful actress [even though her recent choices have been ‘less-than’], but not a good role model for anyone.”

Are comments like these necessary? Jodie Foster has spent her life trying to keep her private life…well, private. Why do we, as a “community” see this as something a celebrity should be ashamed of? Some have decided to make their coming out public. People like Ricky Martin, Ellen Degeres and Adam Lambert, through athletes like ground-breakers Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova to more recently Tom Daley, Jason Collins and others.

I commend all of them for their courage, but wonder why some people think that this is so vitally important. But, if stars like these decide that the public needs to know about their private lives, does that automatically set the bar for other celebs to follow? Do all people in the public eye have to follow their lead? Does someone’s sexuality matter that much? Would our lives have been impacted in any way had they chosen NOT to come out?

As Johnny Galecki so eloquently put it: “I haven’t really addressed those rumours because why defend yourself against something that isn’t offensive.” At the same time, why should he address rumours that are none of our business? I don’t understand the near obsession so many people have with celebrity’s sexuality. if they choose to come out, great. If they choose to keep it a secret, great. If, as Ms Foster did, they simply choose to keep their lives private, also great.

Now, having said that, I do understand that celebrities are often held as role models, and as a community we need more positive role models. Having celebrities publicly proclaiming their sexuality, especially younger celebrities, sends the message to our youth that it’s okay to be proud of yourself. If someone like Jodie Foster, or any other celebrity, decides not to have a huge rainbow-flag-waving, coming out press conference, who really cares? It is, after all, their life, not ours to decide. True, they chose a public job, but it’s not incumbent on them to explain every nuance of their private lives to us. They are as much entitled to privacy as anyone else. And if they do chose not to broadcast every part of their lives, we have no right to judge them.

All we should do, now, is wish Jodie and Alexandra the best, and let them move on with their private life

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5 Responses to Everything You Need to Know About Celebrities Gay Sex Lives

  1. Erica Cook says:

    Just because we don’t know doesn’t mean they are in the closet. It just means that we aren’t their life, and that’s what I think ticks people off.

  2. carlypuch says:

    What is always interesting to me is how when celebrities in opposite sex relationships keep their lives secret the public seems to applaud them fortrying to live “normal”. But a celebrity who is in anything but heterosexual, the public seems to demand they tell the world. Great post.

  3. Julian Clift says:

    My late husband was at Yale with Ms. Foster – knew her in a more than just passing way. It was a given that she was a lesbian, she never hid it, never made any big deal about it, it just WAS – just as it was an unspoken law that you did not mention John Hinckley, Jr. in her presence. That particular incident left her so badly scarred that she was completely gun-shy of any kind of press. Of course, that said, it makes it a little difficult for you to pursue a career that involves celebrity, but she seems to have done it.

    While I agree that we need, or at least young people need, role models from all walks of life, why castigate a single individual for their choices, when we haven’t spent any time in their shoes?

  4. elfkat says:

    Number 1, it wasn’t a secret to the lesbians of her age here in Southern California and Number 2 , it’s no one’s business especially to someone who had to grow up under the Disney microscope.

  5. Beth Harvey says:

    well said. privacy is something very important to many people and why do you not still have a right to privacy when you make movies?

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