Somewhere between lamenting his career as an openly gay singer and shading his LGBT following, Rufus Wainwright told the UK Times this week that he’s glad he has a daughter, because it would be far more difficult to raise an incredibly sexy son.
“I don’t think it would happen,” he said (phew!), “[it’s just that] when I’m old and he is 35 and gorgeous…Well he would probably look like me. And I would be like, ‘Oh my God! I’m falling in love with myself!”‘
Right, because that’s not exactly what the anti-gay naysayers want to hear. Keep up the progressive work, Rufus!
The 41-year-old went on to say that he’s glad he doesn’t have a large LGBT following because gay men have “terrible taste in music.” He joins other less-successful artists in playing the “being gay hurt my career” card, adding that he believes he would have been more popular in the U.S. if he were “asexual or bisexual.”
[h/t Gay Star News]