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Surprise: Gay Celebrities Advised Not to Come Out

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See: Matthew Mitcham. [News.com.au]

By:           editor editor
On:           Mar 6, 2009
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  • 13 Comments
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      So, not much different from the US?

      Mar 6, 2009 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lucansan
      Lucansan

      “Another agent, showbiz veteran Harry M Miller, said he couldn’t see why stars should discuss their sexuality at all – because it’s nobody’s business. ”

      It’s funny that people would say this. Well, nobody should be going public about the kind of “sex” they have and its details, but should heterosexuals stop wearing wedding rings, or hide their spouses away, or be embarrassed of their offspring, or never talk about going to a “heterosexual” party or another event with their “heterosexual peers”?
      That’s a lame statement by Mr. Miller. No gay person should hide from society what a heterosexual – correspondingly – is deemed to be proud of showing, i.e. everything social that is indirectly built on top of his sexual identity.

      Mar 6, 2009 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael W.
      Michael W.

      “When other Beijing medal-winners, such as Stephanie Rice and Libby Tricket, quickly got sponsorship deals and Mitcham didn’t, there was intense media speculation they wouldn’t touch him because he was openly gay. Mitcham looked genuinely saddened when discussing the matter.”

      No wonder Zac Efron refuses to come out.

      Mar 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      they say they’re afraid to come out because their teammates will beat them up or the fans will call them faggot…..but really it has always been about endorsement money…ok?? Matt rules!!

      Mar 6, 2009 at 7:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebbe
      Sebbe

      I wish him continued success. I’m interested to see what he does after his swimming career.

      Mar 7, 2009 at 8:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mick
      mick

      He actually did get an offer in the beginning from Aussiebum, the swimwear company, but his team turned it down.

      Mar 7, 2009 at 9:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gurlene
      Gurlene

      So what was the excuse for Greg Louganis’ career going absolutely nowhere?

      Mar 7, 2009 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Devlin Bach
      Devlin Bach

      I’m really proud of Matthew Mitcham. He is a courageous role model for us all.

      Mar 8, 2009 at 1:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Monica Roberts
      Monica Roberts

      Why would it be so hard for JUST ONCE to show an African-American with ambiguous secondary sexual characteristics as your “hot trade of the day?”

      Mar 8, 2009 at 3:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebbe
      Sebbe

      @Monica Roberts – Do you ever post about the topix at hand. If you have an issue with the editors maybe you should email them directly.

      Mar 8, 2009 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Z tickles
      Z tickles

      SAD!-:(:(

      Mar 9, 2009 at 8:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      @Gurlene: Did divers really have many ‘career’ options before the mid-90s?

      Mar 9, 2009 at 9:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lydia
      lydia

      i thinks its a very good thing for people to come out and show people who they really are because it doesn’t matter how you feel about the same sex. I think gay and lesbian relationships are very beautiful!!!

      Apr 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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