Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register

Robbie Williams “Swings Both Ways” But Is Really Just “Straight Pretending To Be Gay”

robbie-williamsPay no attention to the rumors—British singer Robbie Williams is, in fact, straight, and he can prove it. When three British publications claimed he was gay in 2005, Williams sued them and won more than £200,000 in damages. On top of that, he’s married to a woman and has a 14 month-old daughter.

Details aside, Williams still likes to tease about his orientation. In an interview with Australia’s Daily Telegraph to promote his euphemistic new album, Robbie Williams—Swings Both Ways, the singer said, “There is a history of gay people pretending to be straight. I want to balance the sides. I’m a straight person pretending to be gay. I’ve had a lot of people to imitate. It’s easy when you’re British, we’re camp by nature anyway.”

On Swings Both Ways, Williams collaborated with out singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, who teases on the title track, “Face it Robbie, you’re a little bit gay.” Other artists featured on the album include Lily Allen, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson and Olly Murs. Murs got naked on stage at the London nightclub G-A-Y last month, and yet he wonders why people question his sexuality.

In the Daily Telegraph interview, Williams expressed his heterosexual admiration for fellow crooner Bublé. “He’s got a voice of this generation but he’s like a time capsule,” he said. “He’s got a voice that could have fit in anywhere over the last hundred years. It’s stellar. He’s got comedy timing, he’s a good-looking lad, he’s got tons of personality. I really, really dig him a lot.”

The rest of the interview is pretty much just Williams rattling on about the blah blah joys of parenthood. It’s nice that he’s happy and settled down, but to be honest, we miss the old Robbie Williams, the one who would sing while stripping off his clothes/skin.

By:           Tommy Jordan O'Malley
On:           Nov 15, 2013
Tagged: , , ,
    • QuintoLover

      Very handsome guy but it’s no big loss for me that he’s a committed straight man. Heck, I just said on the other article about bisexuals, bisexuals are basically just a disappointment. There’s a huge chance they’ll just land on heads and settle down with the opposite sex anyway. *eye roll*

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Ugh, another rhoid victim.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper

      Robbie is a homophobe! He sued people for calling him gay like it’s worst kind of insult!

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      Something weird is going on with his body. How do you build arms and shoulders and yet have no development in the traps, neck, chest, or forearms? My guess is synthol, or that combined with implants. It doesn’t look good whichever.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teleny

      I don’t think I’ve ever heard one of this guys songs.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant

      Robbie Williams is an idiot. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He seems confused. He’s confusing male homosexuality with camp. They are two different concepts.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dougmc92

      a wife a child doesn’t mean someone is str8…..you’d think a site called Queerty would know that! Not saying he’s gay- just- that’s no reason to suppose he’s str8

      Nov 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt

      @jimbryant: Male homosexuality has always been considered camp because that’s what people are most likely to pick up on (Liberace, Elton John, Jack on “Will & Grace”) They may not realize the average Joe next door, their masculine co-worker, or the guy picking up their garbage may be gay. Robbie went a little overboard on the tats.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      Isn’t his career kinda over?

      Nov 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mz.sam

      Robbie had to team up with international famed artist Kylie Minogue for a duet. And she mildly cracked the US pop market charts.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL

      I don’t know what to make of Mr. Williams and his protests of straightness, but his comments about Michael Buble sent me right over to YouTube for yet another look at Buble’s “Feelin’ Good” video. Superb rendition.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wooly

      I’m willing to bet he’s had a same sex experience at some point. \Some men are just so petrified about their sexuality.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 12:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AnitaMann

      Good looking, dumb as a post, arrogant as hell, not worth a second thought.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 1:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotshot70

      he gets defensive about being called gay? Methinks he doth protest too much! I don;t care if he is or not. He’s a bit of a douche.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 2:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sukhrajah


      Nov 16, 2013 at 4:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rbettenc

      Pretending to be gay. We really have come a long way.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 8:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist

      Robbie who? Ugh. That thing is making babies! I hope the wife is pretty.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 8:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan

      He is most definitely in love with a man… HIMSELF! Ewww, got to hate a narcissistic prick.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 9:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaletownman

      @Teleny: He’s one of the biggest selling recording artists in the world and one of the richest. Get a passport and get out of the trailer park sometimes. There’s a big, wonderful world outside of “Amurca”

      Nov 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sukhrajah

      @yaletownman: First – it’s ‘Murica! Get it right. To add, Robbie may be ‘one of the biggest selling recording artists in the world’ – and yet you hit it on the head. No one in the U.S. either knows of or cares about him. So, he could be the Queen of China, and he would likely hold more importance in that regard that in his current. He has played along the Gay Community for decades, and now comes up with (well, to be honest, it always has been…) self-indulgent crap. He should shut up and go home, retire and finally come out. Even then, as the Queen of China – I won’t care. Best of luck, and I restate – [b]WHO?[/b]

      BTW, guess where/when this comment came from/about. Looks like someone has a record to sell.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • oilburner

      @Sukhrajah: WORD

      Nov 16, 2013 at 4:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery

      Ewww. Why does he look like that?

      I know who he is, but I only vaguely know that one song “want you back” I don’t even think he sang in that song, It’s old anyway

      I did not know he did anything else

      Nov 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thad1527

      He’s still alive? We haven’t heard from him in the USA since “Millennium.”

      Nov 16, 2013 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jar

      @Thad1527: Yeah, and oddly enough, he lives in LA, unless he recently moved back to the UK.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlogShag

      Steroids anyone? Sheeesh! He looks awful

      Nov 16, 2013 at 10:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • queertyreader

      @litper: I agree. It is disgusting that he sued the press for calling him gay. First of all he played with the “maybe I’m gay”-image for years himself and secondly, this is not an insult or anything to be ashamed for. DISGUSTING! He should apologize to gay people around the world and donate the money!

      Nov 17, 2013 at 1:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • InscrutableTed

      Robbie’s a confusing one. He acts ambiguously gay for the cameras, while telling everyone in his life that he’s actually straight. (And he’s indeed slept with a boatload of women.) That said, there’s evidence that he actually *is* interested in guys, though he doesn’t like to admit it.

      Basically, he’s a bi guy pretending to be a straight guy pretending to be a gay guy.

      Nov 17, 2013 at 6:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hayleymills

      He’s hot and talented, always has been since Take That.
      Now he’s added more tats and muscles and looks even hotter.
      Jealous queens. You’re disgusting. I Love Robbie!

      Nov 18, 2013 at 12:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlogShag

      @hayleymills: No, he honestly looks gross to us. I’ll take a naturally built man over that artificial nonsense any day, thank you .We have better taste than you. Touche-

      Nov 22, 2013 at 5:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver

      Williams is fun-loving and knowingly unfiltered. Good for him.
      When he did his remake of “I Wanna Be Like You” from Jungle Book with Olly Murs on the Graham Norton show, it was funny that in all their aping around, Williams puts a couple of fingers under Murs’ crotch as if to tickle Olly’s teabag. It was hilarious and Murs played the rest of the song as if waiting for an encore.

      I don’t really know Williams’ music, but I think he’s having more fun now than ever.

      Dec 31, 2013 at 7:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tommy ousslander
      tommy ousslander

      I really like the new album except for rufus using faggot for a lyric. Otherwise can’t get enough of robbie

      Jan 6, 2014 at 5:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • richard

      another Cody Cummings wannabee. GAG!

      Mar 15, 2014 at 12:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • richard

      @Cam: Hemor-roid

      Mar 15, 2014 at 12:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • richard

      ‘ANNIE get Your Guns !”

      Mar 15, 2014 at 1:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaletownman

      @Sukhrajah- Thanks for the correction and a special thank you for reminding me how fortunate I am that my life experience has kept me so ignorant about such things. Being that there doesn’t seem to be a university program in these dialects and cultural idioms it’s good to know I have an expert to turn to!

      Sep 22, 2014 at 2:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • packymc

      @litper: Actually he sued because they said he was something he’s not. That doesn’t make you a homophobe. It make you a smart person to set a precedence, that if you call me something I am not I will come after you, it’s called slander.

      Oct 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NJjoe

      I don’t care if he’s str8, he is still one hot man. I haven’t heard his new music and I don’t need to. Just keep posting shirtless photos of Robbie and I am one happy man.

      Oct 22, 2014 at 7:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gman23

      He’s not cute at all, hope he is straight and on the other team. We don’t need any ugly people on our team.

      Nov 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.




    Copyright 2015 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.