Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gay Actor Pressured....

 Interesting article, which talks about the actor on Will & Grace who played the flambouyantly gay guy, Jack.  Apparently, the actor had never said whether he was gay in real life -- until a couple of months ago.  But it appears that he has some anger toward the gay community for pressuring him terribly during the years he was "silent" about his sexual orientation status:


Article from EW.com at http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/03/08/sean-hayes-advocate:


To fans of the sitcom Will & Grace, it always seemed like a given that Sean Hayes was gay. How could he not be? He was just too good at playing Jack McFarland, the flamboyant, out-and-proud neighbor who often stole the showfrom the series’ nominal leads. But off-screen, the Emmy winner — who’s about to start his run in a Broadway revival of Promises, Promises — bristled at the idea of being labeled gay or straight by Hollywood and always refused to comment on his personal life — until now.

In this month’s Advocate cover story (by erstwhile EWer Ari Karpel), Hayes finally opens up — a little. While he never quite gives a “Yep, I’m gay”-style soundbite, the actor does make a few terse comments about his sexuality. “I am who I am,” Hayes tells the mag. “I was never in, as they say. Never.”

He also has a few choice words for the gay media — including The Advocate itself — which has long criticized his decision to stay silent: “I feel like I’ve contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I’m open to it,” he says. “What more do you want me to do? Do you want me to stand on a float? And then what? It’s never enough.”


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