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The Outing of The Hurt Locker‘s Jeremy Renner

The Hurt Locker‘s Jeremy Renner took his mom to the Oscars. He likes showtunes. He enjoys emotionally complex roles. All of this makes him a homosexual, the National Enquirer reports.

Under the editorship of David Perel, the Enquirer has enjoyed its share of outings. Larry Birkhead. Gayle King. Meredith Baxter. And yes, everyone’s favorite “hiding in plain sight” ‘mo, Anderson Cooper. The tabloid’s batting average is pretty high, which lends some credence to their claims about the Oscar-nominated actor.

It doesn’t make any of it right.

The Enquirer‘s main evidence comes from a quote — given to another publication years ago — from a forming acting coach, who said, “I have never had the pleasure of meeting Jeremy’s boyfriend, but the fact that Jeremy is gay has never been a primary concern.”

Now you can throw into the mix Renner’s hug with co-star Anthony Mackie, called out by the Today show, and you have plenty of periphery evidence that Renner is A Gay. And then there’s his 2002 flick Dahmer, where he plays the serial killer stalking a gay victim:

 

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  • 125 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      Maybe with the new 24 hour news cycle, and with gays starting to get married etc… Hollywood can finally take a break from their terrified self-hating homophobia.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 10:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      His reputation as a serious actor got a big boost from the nomination. Doesn’t look like he was taking any great pains to hide his orientation, just not making it official. That’s how the game is played here, so his career should be fine. I wish him the best.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 10:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      Hope the Enquirer gets killed off by the internet, but in the meantime, people with public lives are fair game, unfortunately. At least the Enquirer got sued successfully so many times that they make an effort to fact check before publishing, at least more than the other rags.

      With the tabloids and the net, I think the closet for public people will diminish. People will just say fuck it and take their chances. There’s so many of us out there visible in all the public fields (and elsewhere), it’s not going to cripple a career like it used to.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon
      Jon

      I didn’t think you could “out” someone who’s not “in”.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 11:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CPT_Doom
      CPT_Doom

      If this is at all true, and Viera had any clue, it makes her question even more thoughtless. I may believe that LGBT celebrities should come out, but I certainly understand that there is a time and place for it. The morning after the Oscars when your picture has just won is not the time.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 11:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jimmy
      Jimmy

      I did nit know this(I it’s true). But while watching this when it came out last yr, I kept thinking “damn this guy is handsome”

      Mar 10, 2010 at 11:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      @ Jimmy, yeah, I know what you mean. That’s the REAL marker if a guy is gay — if they’re good looking.

      Gays rule.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander

      Happy if he is on our team. Now I’m just waiting for that stud Gene Hackman to come out

      Mar 10, 2010 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      Remember when Hollywood hid the fact that some actors were Jews ["Change your name!"] and some were, OMG, Black or Latino?
      When will we get there with us gay folk?
      Not in my lifetime is my answer.

      Jeremy Renner hugging another guy on TV doesn’t automatically make him gay. His possibly having or having had a boyfriend probably might. D’oh!

      Guy is one hell of an actor. And articulate. And funny. And fine to look at, might I add? On other blogs, they criticize his face, but I think he’s handsome. He is also very good at his craft.

      This whole business of outing people strikes me as a witch hunt. It sells papers. If he is gay, or bi [Hi Jason!] then I hope he’ll come out in due course.

      Meanwhile, like most of us, he’s got work to do at making a living and building a career. If he’s gay, we’ll welcome him to the “tribe;” if not, we’ll still enjoy watching him work. And glad that he hugs people, too!

      Mar 10, 2010 at 11:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      Well I certainly hope he’s gay cause he’s a Babe-and-a-half, terribly sweet and drop-dead gorgeous in person.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 12:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tazz602
      tazz602

      hmmm – him being gay adds another dimension to Colin’s singing his praises as a nominee. Now THAT is completely unsubstantiated – but it is HOT to think about.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ROBinNYC
      ROBinNYC

      He was really quite striking in DAHMER. That was my first real exposure to him. It’s a pretty upsetting movie, and he’s perfect in it. Was thrilled he was nommed for THE HURT LOCKER.

      Two things happened in the last two weeks that made me go, ‘Hmmmm…’

      First was his response to Affleck’s interview question on that hideous Oprah special. Affleck asked if women were throwing themselves at him now, and Renner’s response was ‘men and women were throwing themselves’ at him.

      Second was in that hideous Viera interview, when she asked if she should be worried about them (Renner and Mackie). Mackie twice said, ‘You don’t have to worry about me!’ If I remember correctly, he stressed me. It bugged me a little, but Mackie has played gay and is generally homopositive. Viera, though? What the fuck? When Al Roker is calling you out, you know the world has gone cattywampus.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      I’m glad that other folks here think he’s handsome, too. I’ve seen too many comments about him being ugly (elsewhere), and I just don’t get it.

      @David Ehrenstein: Now you and I are going to have to go mano a mano on who gets kiss Jeremy Renner AND Jude Law? [lol]

      Mar 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      He is NOT GAY!!! (but his boyfriend is : p)

      Mar 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @Lukas P.: Well I haven’t met Jude yet.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlwaysGay
      AlwaysGay

      I saw Dahmer when it came out on DVD. I didn’t accept my sexuality at the time so I wasn’t aware and didn’t look for clues other guys were gay. In the last several days comments about Jeremy’s homosexuaity have spread across the internet. I believe he is gay. When Meredith made her heterocentric comments about his co-star and him hugging and if she should be “worried” he didn’t say anything. Coupled with his previous job of woking at a make-up counter it’s very likely he is gay.

      I also think Jeremy is good-looking. BTW, my advice to average looking gay men is to work out. It changes the shape of your face making you look better plus gay men love muscular bodies.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ROBinNYC
      ROBinNYC

      I’m also not sure how much we can take Renner to task for his ‘in-ness’, if that is the case. I mean…I only really ever knew of him from DAHMER. And singing like a rockstar on the Independent Spirit Awards a few years ago. He’s been so below the radar before HURT LOCKER, it is conceivable that he really thought no one would care about him or his personal life. He’s just a journeyman actor that showed up and did great work.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nemens
      nemens

      Not sure how the enquirer stays in business with all this nonsense they shovel out.

      I’m sorry, all… Jer isn’t gay.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marcus
      Marcus

      Wow. I knew this story was in Renner’s future, but I have to admit, I didn’t think it would be this soon.

      To be honest, I work in Hollywood, and even though he isn’t a big star, I have always heard that he was gay. No one made any big thing about it if I recall, but there you go.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb
      Caleb

      Not sure why people keep ragging on the Enquirer…it actually has become a pretty reliable source of info in the last decade (as someone said, after being sued time and again). Most of their big breaking stories have some truth to them. They caught John Edwards in the act when no one else did…and considering he was a Presidential candidate and no one knew what was going on, I’d say they are more reliable than some are giving them credit for.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 1:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • drew
    • reallyyup
      reallyyup

      It shouldn’t matter if he is gay or straight. Either way he is a great actor.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 18 · nemens said..
      Not sure how the enquirer stays in business with all this nonsense they shovel out.

      I’m sorry, all… Jer isn’t gay.
      ____________________

      Yeah, I was wondering when his publicists would start having their assistancts trolling the blogs.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Oh, and Nemens…you may want to take a look at that link to the LA Times Drew Put up…it says..

      “The Hurt Locker” actors Jeremy Renner, 39, and Kristoffer Winters, 31, have sold a gated and restored 1924 Greek Revival in the Hollywood Hills area for $4,004,852.

      The four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom house has a library with a bar, a wine room, an eat-in kitchen with two islands and a screening room in 5,800 square feet. There is a two-car garage, additional parking for nine cars, a swimming pool with spa and a 1,000-square-foot guesthouse with a kitchenette and office. Plus, the property came with a one-year tenant paying $25,000 a month.

      The actors bought the property in 2008 for $1.55 million, according to public records. Ginger Glass of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, had the listing. Nicole Bray of Coldwell Banker, Pasadena represented the buyer.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Glennmcgahee
      Glennmcgahee

      The Enquirer is not the Globe or Star Magazine. The Enquirer has extremely strict policies on vetting their stories. They had to after being successfully sued by Carol Burnett years ago. If its in the Enquirer, they have proof to back up whatever they have published.
      As for this actor, the only thing that should matter is if he can act. Meredith Viera really pissed me off when she asked that about the men hugging. Its no wonder boys are taught to fight each other as we grow up. Don’t touch each other unless its to give the other guy a black eye. Otherwise you must be queer and people like Viera will “worry”. All I got to say to her is get a new gig, you are not funny or entertaining in any way. These guys can act, what can you do? Wasn’t it Obama who said words matter. No, that was Axlerod who told it to Deval Patrick who told it to Obama.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TomEM
      TomEM

      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…

      cannibalicious.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JRO.COM
      JRO.COM

      No. 18 · nemens said..
      Not sure how the enquirer stays in business with all this nonsense they shovel out.

      I’m sorry, all… Jer isn’t gay.

      ____________________

      Couldnt agree more!! Its stupid that a guy works his ass off for 20yrs, makes an amazing movie, gets noticed for it and then INSTANTLY hes gay. I cant believe these people get paid to vent this trash! Hell Fire!!

      Mar 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 27 · JRO.COM
      No. 18 · nemens said..
      Not sure how the enquirer stays in business with all this nonsense they shovel out.

      I’m sorry, all… Jer isn’t gay.

      ____________________

      Couldnt agree more!! Its stupid that a guy works his ass off for 20yrs, makes an amazing movie, gets noticed for it and then INSTANTLY hes gay. I cant believe these people get paid to vent this trash! Hell Fire!!

      _______________________________————

      So…..you are just going pretend that Posts #21 and #24 don’t exist? You know, the two posts that link to and then repost an LA Times blurb on how this guy and another fellow own a 4 million dollar house together? Seriously, you hollywood publicists need to hire smarter assistants if this is the best they can do. At least PRETEND you’re gay and not that you think being gay is something shamefull and dirty…thats what gave you away you know.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JRO.COM
      JRO.COM

      Renner builds on solid foundation
      by Donna Freydkin – Feb. 17, 2010 08:54 AM
      USA TODAY.
      NEW YORK – When he’s not on a movie set, Jeremy Renner gets hammered.

      Ten years ago, the best-actor Oscar nominee for “The Hurt Locker” and his buddy Kristoffer Winter started buying neglected Los Angeles houses, demolishing them and rebuilding them from the ground up. It’s part hobby, part investment strategy, part a desire on Renner’s part to do something tangible and concrete in an industry that’s generally the opposite.

      “We just fell into it. It’s something we became good at. I drive by all the houses all the time. It feels good to provide a lifestyle for somebody,” says Renner, 39. “I was tired of paying rent and with my buddy bought this first house and ended up fixing it up and selling it. It kept growing.”

      Mar 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ROBinNYC
      ROBinNYC

      Dear JRO.COM

      1. Ability to renovate houses does not preclude being gay.
      See, HGTV.

      2. “I cant believe these people get paid to vent this trash! Hell Fire!!” Some of us don’t think being gay is trashy (though it can be…that’s why it’s fun). And we sure as shit don’t think we’re going to suffer hellfire for it.

      Why does anyone this it’s a negative to talk about someone being gay when the people posting ARE gay? I mean…that’s just idiotic and douchy.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @…No. 29 · JRO.COM

      Yeeeeaaaahhhhhh, to men nearly 40 are unmarried not dating, buy and live in houses together while they fix them up. Hmmm, you know what, if that is what hetros do then hey, I guess that means Ellen and Rosie are both straight too.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nemens
      nemens

      You all are funny. They’re brothers. Do more homework and you’ll realize they’ve been buying real estate, revamping the houses and turning them around for a profit for about ten years.

      Believe what you must. He’s straight as an arrow. Sorry to burst that sweet little bubble of yours.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ROBinNYC
      ROBinNYC

      Frankly, I have no idea if Renner is gay. It means nothing to me.

      What DOES mean something is when douchy people come on here and ‘defend’ someone like we’re insulting them when we discuss someone possibly being gay. That’s insulting to us.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nemens
      nemens

      And to be quite honest, it wouldn’t help nor hurt his career if he happened to be gay. Just setting the record straight so a few don’t get their hopes up :) I’m certainly not against anyone’s right to love whom they choose.

      Good day, everyone.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 32 · nemens said…
      You all are funny. They’re brothers. Do more homework and you’ll realize they’ve been buying real estate, revamping the houses and turning them around for a profit for about ten years.
      ______________________-

      I really hope that his publicist isn’t paying you a lot to try to come in here to pretend he’s straight. If they are brothers, then why in the interview is he TWICE referred to as his “Buddy” but never his brother. Seems that if they were brothers they might have said something. LOL!!! I’m sorry, but I was kind of joking about you working for his publicist before, but when you are coming on and OBVIOUSLY lying like that it looks like this may actually be the case. There is no reason for anybody else to just blurt out any lie they can to try to back up their claim.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allie
      Allie

      JRO.COM and nemens are not publicists, and nor am I. I would like to point out that a man can go into business with another man or give a celebratory hug to a co-worker without being gay.
      Gay men think he’s hot – I totally get it. But women think he’s hot too! His sexuality is his choice, and for fans like me all that matters is that I think he’s a good actor and would gladly pay to sit in a cinema and stare at him for a couple of hours.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ROBinNYC
      ROBinNYC

      Perhaps they meant to use a term like ‘bro’. So very butch.

      And what IS it that brings these people here? Google Alerts?

      Mar 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam
      Sam

      @tazz602: Am I remembering incorrectly, or didn’t Colin make a reference to them “spooning” during that Oscar intro?

      Mar 10, 2010 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      Being gay is a non issue. The quicker we all believe it, the sooner it becomes the way everyone thinks.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JIMMY
      JIMMY

      @romeo

      you must be too dumb to understand my comment. it was “wow i thought he was good looking, now that he is gay it’s a bonus. cause you know he is into other dudes” but im sure the 5th grade edumacation you got wont allow you to comprehend things that are not 100% clear.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nick
      Nick

      Gay/straight who cares? He’s a great actor. I hope to see more of him. I can pine away for the straight actors just as easily as the gay ones.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      Who’s Kristoffer Winters?

      Mar 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Griffin
      Griffin

      Whatever….

      Mar 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      WHOA! Pas mal!

      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935955/

      Mar 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 36 · Allie said…
      JRO.COM and nemens are not publicists, and nor am I. I would like to point out that a man can go into business with another man or give a celebratory hug to a co-worker without being gay.
      Gay men think he’s hot – I totally get it. But women think he’s hot too! His sexuality is his choice,

      _____________________

      1. Allie, And you know they aren’t publicists how? Because you’re all the same person and you changed your screename?

      2. Also, Um, sweetie, his sexuality is NOT his choice. He may decide to hide what he is but he is what he is. The fact that you believe that shows something about you.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kitty Litter
      Kitty Litter

      Sorry Mr. Winters isn’t good looking enough to be gay. Definately str8. We do kill our ugly gays as you know so there is no way he is gay. Next….

      Mar 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      hugging isn’t wrong..stop practicing such heterosexism….

      Mar 10, 2010 at 6:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teri
      Teri

      As a straight female, I’m just hoping he isn’t gay because it would kill my crush on him. I know, like I’m gonna be able to snag the hottie. But, when you’re a woman crushing on a celeb and you find out they’re gay…well, it kinda dampens the day dream fantasies.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dego
      Dego

      @Kitty Litter

      If Mr. Winters classifies as not good looking in your neck of the woods, then I am astounded and need your address so I can come see this neighborhood of Adonaii. THat man is classically beautiful, true, not the ruggedly adorkable that jeremy Renner is.. but handsome none-the-less. and if he *is* Mr. Renner’s beau, they’ve both done quite well for themselves.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_cambridge
      james_cambridge

      I have to say, Renner’s “business” partner has a serious case of the gay face. Gay face may not be admissible in court (yet), but it’s as accurate as a polygraph, if you ask me :)

      http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3819081984/nm0935955

      Mar 10, 2010 at 7:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 4 Douche BFs from my 20s (I am smarter now)
      4 Douche BFs from my 20s (I am smarter now)

      @Teri: You are the first woman (if you are one) to make that claim that I have ever read or heard.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • topsnap
      topsnap

      Renner is gay ? Who knows? What I do know is that if he is he won’t say so.

      We’re not allowed to have gay celebrities unless their neutered comic actors, schmaltzy pop stars, or Lady Drag Queens. Did I forget Ellen?

      Mar 10, 2010 at 8:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 9 · Lukas P. wrote, “Remember when Hollywood hid the fact that some actors were Jews ["Change your name!"] and some were, OMG, Black or Latino? When will we get there with us gay folk? Not in my lifetime is my answer.” ….

      What I’d expect to see is a very sudden transition, so little or no progress now tells you next to nothing about what it might be like 5 years from now. It’s not prejudice in Hollywood, but rather marketing (how Hollywood executives think their audience will react). Once they think it won’t impact the bottom line, you’ll see lots of gay actors being a lot more public about it.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 8:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • moontrent
      moontrent

      He’s not gay folks!

      Mar 10, 2010 at 8:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      @B: I’d like to believe that such change will occur. I don’t know if the “critical mass” will occur soon, though, because Hollywood is still a bastion of homophobia — often, sadly, perpetrated by gay men — and the religious right still holds sway over many parts of the US. Gay actors who don’t fit the hetero mould, and gay-friendly agents and producers will have to help change Hollywood instead of having Hollywood changing them…

      TV trends seem to predate changes in movies so perhaps some of the progress we’ve seen on TV will translate into films. I hope so.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Papi
      Papi

      I wish this were true, as the man is fine, but sorry, I don’t buy Renner is gay. I think the tabs are reaching on this one.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shiyo
      shiyo

      I’ve thought he was gay since Dahmer, but anyways it’s none of our business (though it’s fun to speculate :p) – if he’s gay and out, more props to him, but the important thing is that he’s a great actor who will hopefully do more awesome movies. :)

      Mar 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • soso
      soso

      As a straight girl, who thinks he’s good looking, but most of all a real talent on the big screen, I don’t care who he sleeps with and loves. I don’t care whether he is gay or straight.

      Love is love. and i think most straight women don’t care. in fact, i think most straight women know that at least some of the guys they fancy on the big screen happen to be gay. I will not be one of those people who can’t believe a gay actor can’t play a romantic lead, because I honestly don’t believe many people actually believe that anymore.

      Hopefully, if he is asked about his sexuality, he answers it in a respectful considerate way, if he says that he is straight. But I have a feeling that he will be respectful, because of the tv interviews I have seen him do. He’s not some silly teen, he’s almost 40, and understands how to be deny something, but also be respectful. But…i’m not going to lie, i did think he might have been a gay after one interview, but i can’t describe why i thought it….hmmm.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • soso
      soso

      *I will not be one of those people that doesn’t believe that a gay actor can play a romantic lead.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 9:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      Why are these hets like Allie & JRO.COM commenting here on a gay web site? Don’t they know we come here for sanity away from such heterodweebs? It’s not enough we have to listen to their bullshit all day every fucking day?

      Mar 10, 2010 at 10:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sara
      Sara

      #58 SOSO – Thank you for summing it up so well, and I agree with everything you said.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 10:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gloria
      gloria

      @soso: As a straight girl, who thinks he’s good looking, but most of all a real talent on the big screen, I don’t care who he sleeps with and loves. I don’t care whether he is gay or straight.

      Love is love. and i think most straight women don’t care. in fact, i think most straight women know that at least some of the guys they fancy on the big screen happen to be gay. I will not be one of those people who can’t believe a gay actor can’t play a romantic lead, because I honestly don’t believe many people actually believe that anymore.

      Hopefully, if he is asked about his sexuality, he answers it in a respectful considerate way, if he says that he is straight.


      I agree with what you said so much. Word, sister. Thank you for putting it so succinctly and so well. **applause**

      Mar 10, 2010 at 11:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)
      sal(the original)

      he’s gayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!???hollywood will clip those wings huh,bastards!!!!ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh*cry in corner*

      Mar 11, 2010 at 12:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scandice
      Scandice

      If you have read any of his interviews, he talks about trying to explain the feeling of filming The Hurt Locker to his “girlfriend of the time.”

      Mar 11, 2010 at 1:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steven
      Steven

      Please stop asking if he’s gay!

      Gawwdd!

      Rather ask if he’s a top!

      Mar 11, 2010 at 1:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • macey
      macey

      Jeremy discussed renovating houses on Carson Daly’s show last summer (it repeated last week). The link: http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=by4XHyqbJeo&feature=related

      Anyway, from the Dahmer DVD commentary and other comments he made in the past about having a girlfriend, I just assumed he was straight. Now that I know more about him from interviews, I could see him being gay.

      Thing is, though, he’s never been a romantic-lead type, even in his indie movies. Sexuality isn’t usually an issue. Dahmer and Neo Ned are the only ones I recall where he even kissed someone. So would he still feel pressure to not live openly in Hollywood? (Yeah, I feel naive even asking that.)

      He does seem the type who would live openly, though. He seems so comfortable in his own skin. Like the Anthony Mackie hug — I actually remember thinking how cool it was that a straight man could express that much emotion with another. Closeted actors, or those I suspect are gay, seem to have a standoffishness to them, like they’re hiding something and terrified. But JR seems totally accessible.

      (I also think he didn’t respond to Meredith’s teasing because he could’ve cared less about it. He’d just been nominated for an Oscar! Plus, how do you respond to that anyway on live TV without seeming defensive?)

      The sad thing, of course, is that now this is an issue at all. He was brilliant in The Hurt Locker, and he’s been brilliant in just about everything I’ve seen him in. Also, I met him once, and he was the sweetest man I’ve ever met, gay OR straight. But suddenly his talent and his apparent kindness don’t matter, and his sexuality will become the focus. Is he or isn’t he? Who cares!

      And Teri, as a fellow straight female, I have to respectfully disagree. I think it’s TOTALLY hot if he’s gay. Plus, as someone who also has a big crush on him, I won’t get nauseous when he’s “linked” to some hot young (female) thing in H’wood, like that Jessica Simpson rumor.

      Sorry for the long post. BTW, the “gay face” thing totally cracked me up!

      Mar 11, 2010 at 2:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • macey
      macey

      P.S. By “he could’ve cared less,” I meant that he seems the type who wouldn’t care whether people thought he was gay or straight. And by “defensive,” I meant as a straight man coming across as homophobic.

      OK, No. 60, I’ll leave now.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 2:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill O'Conner
      Bill O'Conner

      @Cam: LOL, I am definately buying the Enquirer and will tease him next time I see him, hilarious.
      Sorry boys, JR is into the ladies. Although, I can’t wait until he plays a TS, then you are really going to have a tizzy!

      Mar 11, 2010 at 5:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ahrean
      Ahrean

      @nemens: THANK YOU! Oh my sweet jesus in heaven. He plays a gay man and people think he’s gay? Some acting coach that I’m pretty sure he didn’t talk to about his sex life says he’s gay and everyone assumes it’s so? The freaking National Enquirer says he’s gay and everyone assumes it’s true? THAT IS BEYOND PATHETIC.

      You guys do realize that the Enquirer takes stuff and twists it, i.e. THEY LIE, right?

      Jeremy isn’t gay, trust me. I know it’s a “friend of a friend” situation but I do know someone who went to high school with him and has been in touch with him recently, homeboy isn’t gay. And what sucks even more is that his fans that say he isn’t gay are going to be labeled homophobic for saying he isn’t.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 9:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ahrean
      Ahrean

      @Caleb: I’ve never met you so I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and label you as naive for thinking the Enquirer is a “reliable” source. That’s like saying Wikipedia is an error-free website (where one could go and claim to have invented bubble gum and impregnated the Easter Bunny btw). It’s like saying Paris Hilton is a virgin.. the Enquirer is a POS rag full of people who couldn’t hack it in the real field of journalism and would see their soul to the devil for a picture of a celeb.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 9:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ahrean
      Ahrean

      @Cam: I’m sorry, what does buying and renovating houses have to do with sexuality? I am getting a kick out of people defending the Enquirer though, it makes me laugh when people look at that as reliable journalism and you said you were wondering when Jer’s people would start trolling the blogs, well you seem to defend the Enquirer, do you work for them?

      And again, what sucks about all of this is that even IF Jeremy chooses to address this and when he denies that he is gay everyone is going to label him as a homophobe. Who cares if he’s gay or not? (He’s not btw)

      Mar 11, 2010 at 9:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OompaLoompa
      OompaLoompa

      @drew: THANKS FOR POSTING THIS. THIS SAYS IT ALL. HE´S A BIG HOMO, AND GOD, WHAT BAD TASTE IN HOUSES. Now, how could he already afford that house if he really had not done anything to bring him up to superstar status, or to even star status. Geez, he spent more renovating that mansion than the whole budget for “The Hurt Locker”!

      Mar 11, 2010 at 10:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OompaLoompa
      OompaLoompa

      @Ahrean: Umm, you obviously don´know that it was The Enquirer that beat The New York Times and all the important, serious media to the John Edwards story, among many others.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 10:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OompaLoompa
      OompaLoompa

      @sal(the original): Oh yeah, and boy what a gay face he has! Girlfriend looks like a bit bottom.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 10:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OompaLoompa
      OompaLoompa

      @james_cambridge: You are soooo right: Gay face all the way!

      Mar 11, 2010 at 10:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ahrean
      Ahrean

      I’ll leave you guys alone but I am STUNNED that you take The Enquirer as a serious piece of journalism! It’s amazing to me in this day and age and yeah, I’d really bank on their reliability b/c of gossip. Stunning, simply stunning. All the lawsuits against them should’ve told y’all something but whatever.

      And I cannnot believe you would think someone renovating a house with another person of the same sex makes them gay! Does that mean any activity done by one person with another person of the same sex makes them gay b/c if so then count me in, I work with women and I’m a woman.

      I don’t think sexual orientation should be the basis for a persons’ self worth or anything for that matter, it’s a natural part of a person! But to read that you all are taking a gossip magazine, and extremely flimsy bits and pieces of information to base a person’s sexual orientation on it astounds me. Wow. *shakes head*

      Mar 11, 2010 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OompaLoompa
      OompaLoompa

      @Ahrean: Yeah, keep shaking that head baby, and get it out of the sand. Renner is a big ol´fag like you and I.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 10:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OompaLoompa
      OompaLoompa

      @Cam: Exactly, well said. Because, that´s what all straight me who are single do right? Hahaha. More closets are gonna split open this year!!

      Mar 11, 2010 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 71 · Ahrean said…
      @Cam: I’m sorry, what does buying and renovating houses have to do with sexuality? I am getting a kick out of people defending the Enquirer though, it makes me laugh when people look at that as reliable journalism and you said you were wondering when Jer’s people would start trolling the blogs, well you seem to defend the Enquirer, do you work for them?
      __________________-

      It’s so weird, it’s like people know nothing about liable laws in the United States. Hollywood and Politicians’s response has to the Enquierer has always been “Oh, it’s just the Enquierer….yeah, but see, if they were REALLY lying, you could sue, make millions, shut them down etc… They reported that Mary-Kate Olsen was an annorexic, she CLAIMED she was going to sue, but then what…oh thats right, the story was true. They reported that Clay Aiken was gay and slept with some guy in a hotel room…the response? They broke both the John
      Edwards Stories and the Tiger Woods. no, I don’t work for them, but I can see when somebody like you is desperately searching for anything to back up your claim. Oh, and when they outed Clay Aiken…The Publicist laughed and said “What do you expect from the Enquierer…well Gay Clay Aiken just spoke at an HRC dinner. The fact that they are in the running for the Pullitzer for their coverage of the Edwards story is going to cause a lot of hollywood publicists scurrying for a different excuse. So again, I don’t care one way or another if this guy is gay, but the thing that is convincing me are the limp attempts at denials from you folks. If you are so sure that the Enquier is wrong.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 10:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OompaLoompa
      OompaLoompa

      @Cam: @Cam: Bravo, you summed it all up. The Enquirer does not make those claims unless they have good proof and they have consulted their army of lawyers. Keep it up Enquirer! Time to bust ALL of Hollywood´s and Washington´s closets.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 10:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marc
      Marc

      “Asked if he’s seeing anyone, he told Us, “I’m single — and looking!” But that doesn’t mean he’s a Hollywood player.

      “I’m not a ladies man!” Renner told Us. “I’m a working man! That’s all.”

      http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/jeremy-renner-denies-hitting-on-jessica-simpson-201093

      Mar 11, 2010 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)
      sal(the original)

      @OompaLoompa: GAY FACE!!!NOOOO THAT TOO!!!??AHHHH

      Mar 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pip
      Pip

      man. the money i would pay to see a sex tape between him and colin ferrel.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marcus
      Marcus

      @Pip:

      It’s funny your mention Farrell because my friend said she saw him at a movie theater yesterday and she said as good as he looks on TV, it didn’t translate in person. He was VERY short and very frail.

      Damn.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 2:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Amaya
      Amaya

      The first thing I want to say is I condemned The Enquirer for trying to “out” people. Sexuality is the most private part of a person’s life. They shouldn’t have to share it if they don’t want to because it is none of our business.

      @Ahrean:
      Jeremy isn’t gay, trust me. I know it’s a “friend of a friend” situation but I do know someone who went to high school with him and has been in touch with him recently, homeboy isn’t gay. And what sucks even more is that his fans that say he isn’t gay are going to be labeled homophobic for saying he isn’t.

      ———————-
      I know who JRO.COM is and I’m gonna call out, Ahrean. I don’t think you know anyone associated with Jeremy Renner, Ahrean. I’ve been a fan of his for a very long time and I have seen your name around IMDb and other message boards pertaining to Jeremy for many years. I believe you and JRO.COM would like nothing more than Jeremy not to be gay, as I would too, being a straight female. But we always have to face the fact that our favorite male stars may be gay. In the hetero world, we are conditioned to think everyone is straight because it’s “normal” when in reality we never know.

      I understand why he wouldn’t come out if he is. He grew up in Modesto for God’s sake. We have an LGBT community here, but it’s small. I volunteer at Stanislaus PRIDE Center because I have gay friends and the conservative bible thumpers are loud and hateful here. All I have to say is if he is gay, it’s a good thing he left. This is no place for gay people.

      I don’t care if Jeremy’s gay. I will support him if he’s straight, bi, gay-in or out of the closet. He’s the sweetest, most talented man no matter what.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • soso
      soso

      Thanks to Sara and Gloria for the nice comments. Gay or straight, he’s good to look at.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • meme
      meme

      Jeremy Renner is NOT gay. NOT NOT NOT. He is, however, HOT HOT HOT

      Mar 11, 2010 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DR
      DR

      @Cam:

      I might take your legal references more seriously if you could actually spell the tort you’re so quick to point us all to. It’s “libel” NOT “liable”. If you can’t even spell it properly, I would suggest that you really don’t understand the concept.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 88 · DR
      @Cam:

      I might take your legal references more seriously if you could actually spell the tort you’re so quick to point us all to. It’s “libel” NOT “liable”. If you can’t even spell it properly, I would suggest that you really don’t understand the concept.
      ________________

      Interesting, you completely ignore every single example I put up there where the Enquier was correct in spite of the denials of the people they reported on…but you are going to deny that because I had speeling errors in there. fine, an Ad hominem attack is usually the last resort of people who have no defense left.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 85 · Amaya said…
      The first thing I want to say is I condemned The Enquirer for trying to “out” people. Sexuality is the most private part of a person’s life. They shouldn’t have to share it if they don’t want to because it is none of our business.
      __________________________________

      You seem to be confusing “Sexuality” with “Who somebody is fucking”. The fact that you think a persons sexuality is something to be hidden would explain why you so desperately don’t want him to be gay. Has Brad Pitt hidden his sexuality? Nope, he had a wedding. Has Merryl Streep hidden her sexuality? Nope, husband. etc… So a person being straight is not “The most private part of their life”. Every man or woman who walks down the street wearing a wedding ring is broadcasting their sexuality for all the world to see.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • meme
      meme

      the only reason i care if he’s gay or not is because I VANT HIM!!!!

      Mar 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Amaya
      Amaya

      @Cam:
      “Sexuality” was a poor word choice, but Sexual Orientation is what I meant. Does my comment make more sense now?

      I don’t give a rat’s ass whom Jeremy sleeps with guy or girl. Of course as a straight female I’d want him to be straight, then I might have a chance (in my dreams) but where in my comment do I sound like I “desperately don’t want him to be gay?” I’m not the one posting stuff trying to prove he’s straight, am I? If he is gay, so be it, I’ll accept that fact because that’s who he is. If he’s not gay, I’ll accept that too. I’ve been down this road before with other male celebrities I’ve admired whom have turned out to be gay, it’s no skin off my nose. I still love them for the artists they are.

      What makes me sad about this story though is that TPTB homophobes in Hollywood may have second thoughts about hiring him for certain roles now. I just want him to be happy and to be able to work as actor doing the type of roles he wants to do.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MeDontGetIt
      MeDontGetIt

      He´s fugly. Needs a chin.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DR
      DR

      @Cam:

      I didn’t comment on your points because they aren’t all that good. As I reminded you in another thread, even a broken clock gets the time right twice a day.

      The story, which is based primarily on a quote made by someone many years ago, would fall under the “made in good faith” defense to libel. Doesn’t make the story right, it only means you want it to be right. There’s a difference.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ossurworld
      ossurworld

      Toothpaste out of the tube? Blame it on Oscar.

      Mar 12, 2010 at 12:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • macey
      macey

      Sorry, I came back No. 60, because I felt bad about even taking part in this “discussion.” That headline is horrendous, not because homosexuality is wrong (it is not, of course). It’s because the guy’s been in the business nearly 20 years, has only been famous for about 5 minutes, and yet THIS is the top story on Google searches under his name. Not about where to get his smaller films that probably didn’t play in your town. Not about his leaving little, rural Modesto and going on to become not only rich from rehabbing houses but also an accomplished actor. Not about how he’s been called the nicest guy ever, by EVERYONE.

      No, it’s this stuff, with that attention-getting headline that people with a lack of critical-thinking skills will automatically take to mean that he is, in fact, gay, and that he’s lying about it to boot.

      I feel so bad for him. Not because it’s about homosexuality. But because THIS is what people want to read, WILL read, ARE reading about him, instead of getting to know his excellent body of work. Many people who don’t know him, or don’t care, will skim that headline and take it as fact that “the Hurt Locker guy is gay.” It won’t just include open-minded people, smart people, people who don’t give a freak. It’ll also be closed-minded people. Homophobic people. And, worst of all, fearful people in a money-driven industry who cast movies and TV.

      When I first saw this last night, I actually laughed. And planned to buy the Enquirer the first chance I got. But no sooner than I posted here, I felt like I’d somehow let down Jeremy — a guy who just wants to act, and to live his life, whether it’s as a straight man, a closeted man, or a man who doesn’t give a freak what other people think.

      Yes, it sounds like I’m taking it too seriously. But the opposite is actually the problem, isn’t it? Every single fan of his who did what I did … who giggled and went “OMG I gotta read THAT” … instead of immediately condemning it, then asking, “and by the way, did ANY of you see him in Twelve and Holding? In North Country? In Take? … we all let him down.

      Please leave the man alone. Let him live his life the way he chooses to. Just because he took his mom to the Oscars doesn’t mean he’s gay. Because he once made a living at a makeup counter doesn’t make him gay. Because he might not choose to party much and go through women like Clooney and the rest of Hollywood’s “bachelor elite,” it doesn’t mean he’s gay. Maybe it means he has SENSE and TASTE.

      Hell, I don’t know, maybe it DOES mean he’s gay. Wish he was. Like I said, I’d rather he be gay and keep his private life quiet than to fall into the Hollywood trap like Aniston and Hudson and Kutcher and Mayer, people who wouldn’t be half as famous as they are without their people planting stories to keep them in the spotlight. Please let him be gay rather than show up at next year’s Oscars with Britney Spears!

      Better yet, please JR, just go back to normalcy. Take that trip to India, clear your head, ignore crap like this, get on with your life. And if you are gay or bi and don’t want the public to know, may God bring you peace, my brother. Either way, I’m so sorry that after all these years, all your hard work, your excellent work, your struggle to make it, you have to put up with this crap.

      And to those who keep saying the Enquirer deserves more respect because it broke the Edwards stories, get real. They got it because of a tip. They lucked out. That’s it.

      OK, I’m outta here No. 60, this time for real. I don’t want to give this thing any more Google hits. Though I fear the damage has been done.

      Oh yeah, and by the way, has anyone seen him in “Twelve and Holding”?

      Mar 12, 2010 at 1:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 94 · DR
      @Cam:

      I didn’t comment on your points because they aren’t all that good. As I reminded you in another thread, even a broken clock gets the time right twice a day.

      The story, which is based primarily on a quote made by someone many years ago, would fall under the “made in good faith” defense to libel. Doesn’t make the story right, it only means you want it to be right. There’s a difference.
      __________________

      No, because all the other stories were correct too. You can protest all you want, but merely trying to claim that this story is false because of where it was printed is the saddest attempt at deflection there can be. It was the same B.S. that Clay Aikens Publicists used to use, somebody would say that “The Enquier says that Clay is gay” and the publicist would respond with “Oh, the Enquier says it? Well did you read that he is also marrying a two headed alien?”. So sure, they could deflect all they want, but the story was correct. So roll your eyes all you want, but if thats the best you’ve got it isn’t worth the cheap newsprint that the papers are printed on.

      Mar 12, 2010 at 11:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 92 · Amaya
      @Cam:
      “Sexuality” was a poor word choice, but Sexual Orientation is what I meant. Does my comment make more sense now?
      ________________

      No, it does’t because Sexual Orintation is NOT the most private part of a persons life…again, to partially repeat myself. Everybody walking down the street with their husband/wife/girlfriend/boyfriend has their sexual orientation on display for the entire world to see. People only start screaming that it is private when there is a closeted person they are defending.

      Mar 12, 2010 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • i don't care
      i don't care

      This is the first time I’ve actually wanted to post here and I’ve been reading for like months. I am a girl but I just like the gay culture. I always thought Renner was hot from Dahmer and he sparked my gaydar a little so when this story came out it really didn’t surprise me. With the way hollywood is he would never come out but it’s still fun to speculate about it. And EVERY famous actor/actress gets gossiped about, Macey, so WHY is the gay rumor sooo bad? Leave him alone? Are you serious?

      Anyway this page is definitely not the first hit when you google him. It’s not even on the first page and I’m sure not even on the first ten so what the hell are you talking about? You probably googled ‘jeremy renner gay’ so that you could find somewhere people were discussing it and do your little rant. Same goes for the people who pretend that they know him. This page could certainly be the first hit for that google search.

      So my main problem with these girls who suddenly show up at queerty to be like “sorry guys he’s straight” is like you have imdb and perez hilton and everywhere else where people will agree with you so why come here?! I come here so I don’t have to read idiotic comments, and you’re totally just brining them on over. If I wanna read about how he can’t be gay cuz he’s too hot, or that I’m just wishful thinking, or that you totally know a friend of a friend who definitely knows he loves the ladies, I will go to those other places to do so. You know?

      Mar 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • i don't care
      i don't care

      And the worst reaction is the “OF COURSE he’s not gay!!” like it’s just ABSURD that he would be gay. Ugh… these girls are just so annoying. I have friends who are like that so I go out of my way to be very stubborn about how they definitely are gay and make up a bunch of rumors to piss them off. It’s like I don’t really care, it’s fun to speculate, until these comments come and then I really WANT them to be gay just to disappoint these stupid girls.

      Mar 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • donlakeside
      donlakeside

      While watching him interviewed on ELLEN the other day, my gaydar was pinging left and right. I guess I’ll have to go watch the film. I find it fascinating that people are still obsessed with sexual orientation. I guess it matters if you’re on the A-List. Well, he’s young and handsome, so he’ll be welcomed by the gay community, unlike those of us over 40 with lovehandles. We’re the shunned ones. Too bad no one ever exposes how cruel the gay world really is to men who aren’t Abercrombie-Hollister boys or Anderson Cooper types.

      Mar 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • macey
      macey

      @i don’t care: No. 99, first, I’m sorry if I offended you or anyone else if I made it sound as if this rumor is worse than any others – and what that implies.

      I do not normally post on message boards. You can probably tell from my long-windedness and ultra-seriousness!

      But the truth is, no, I don’t like this rumor. But it’s not because of the reason you think. I know you won’t believe me, but I actually hated that Jessica Simpson rumor even more.

      True, every celebrity is gossiped about. But I (normally) do not read it. I’m no saint. I used to read it, until – without going into details – I saw up close how tabloids, tv shows, Internet gossipers, etc., take an item and out of human error, carelessness or simple greed end up twisting the truth. Or completely lying. My experience was very real, though it was NOT with JR, by the way. I don’t know him personally (and I don’t work for him or for his agency, either). Long story short: Once you see what’s behind the curtain, the magic is lost.

      I don’t want JR to be a celebrity. I want him to stay an ACTOR. But rumors matter. They have greater impact now than anything else. They DEFINE people. Angelina “stole” Brad away, so she’s evil and Jennifer is nice. Clooney, no matter how silly he’s starting to look with so many younger women, well, he’s just the dream.

      But I don’t want JR to be “the ladies man.” Or “the partyer.” Or “the gay guy.” I can’t even imagine what the rumors will be when the tabs get ahold of some of his interviews – before fame, when he could be honest and serious and no one paid attention to what he had to say except his fans. I know it’s coming. And already I’m rolling my eyes. He’ll become a Leno punchline. Or No. 6 on Dave’s Top 10 list. And it could impact how seriously he’s taken as an actor.

      And THAT is why I don’t like the rumors.

      Now, as for how I and all the other stupid girls on here found this site: Blame the person who wrote that headline. I initially saw it by chance after Googling one of my favorite actors, “Jeremy Renner,” in the entertainment news section the week his movie won the Oscar. I didn’t Google “Jeremy Renner gay.” Just “Jeremy Renner.” This was the first time I’d seen this rumor, and I hadn’t heard about the Enquirer. (I don’t read it, remember.)

      And as of around 1 am on March 12, it WAS the top link under the search for “Jeremy Renner.” Again, not “Jeremy Renner gay.” News cycles can turn by the hour, so I’m not surprised it wasn’t still there when you searched.

      Finally, please stop with the “I come here to get away from you people” and the “you don’t belong here because you’re not gay” crap. It’s insulting, and it makes you – and my buddy No. 60 – sound like hypocrites. Also slightly small-minded, and a little ignorant of how the Internet works.

      And to everyone: In an interview years ago, Colin Farrell said that while filming SWAT he and Jeremy went out drinking, and Colin got so smashed he ended up falling and breaking his ankle. (Or was it his wrist?) So that joke about Mexico, and spooning, and not remembering what happened? Probably just a joke.

      P.P.S. There’s probably no truth to this rumor. I say that not because I’m delusional, or because “I don’t want him to be gay.” And certainly not because there’s anything wrong with it. It’s because if you read the actual Enquirer article, it’s full of inaccuracies, and that “quote” could have been taken out of context.

      Still, notice I said “probably.” Who’s to say he is, who’s to say he’s not?

      If he is gay, I’ll still adore him. If he’s not, well, sh-t, it’s not like I had a chance anyway. But I’ll still adore him.

      Oh, and by the way, I gotta ask, did anyone see him in Twelve and Holding?

      Mar 14, 2010 at 5:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DR
      DR

      @Cam: Cam, you clearly want this to be true, whether it is or isn’t. Just because the Enquirer broke a couple of stories, you think they’ve got journalistic integrity? I think it’s a pathetic rag, and your fantasy life is clearly overreacting to a cute guy who may or may not be gay.

      Mar 14, 2010 at 7:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 103 · DR said…
      @Cam: Cam, you clearly want this to be true, whether it is or isn’t. Just because the Enquirer broke a couple of stories, you think they’ve got journalistic integrity? I think it’s a pathetic rag, and your fantasy life is clearly overreacting to a cute guy who may or may not be gay.
      _________________

      Redirect all you want, but you keep doging the topic. I merely responded to you, that your comment which was basicaly “It’s in the Enquier, therefore it’s untrue.” was incorrect considering
      1. They can get print runs halted and lose millions if they make shit up and
      2. The fact that they’ve been right about multiple stories recently.

      You responded, by saying what I said wasn’t true because I made spelling mistakes, accused me of making this up because I have a fantasty of this guy being gay etc… The fact remains, if anybody has an agenda here it is obviously you. I merely pointed out facts, you get your emotional panties in a bunch and lashed out in every direction you could. Since this issue supposedly has nothing to do with you (Unless you work for the guy and have some investment in his sexuality being straight) there is no reason for you to be freaking out so much about this.

      Mar 14, 2010 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Amaya
      Amaya

      @i don’t care:
      No. 100
      And the worst reaction is the “OF COURSE he’s not gay!!” like it’s just ABSURD that he would be gay. Ugh… these girls are just so annoying. I have friends who are like that so I go out of my way to be very stubborn about how they definitely are gay and make up a bunch of rumors to piss them off. It’s like I don’t really care, it’s fun to speculate, until these comments come and then I really WANT them to be gay just to disappoint these stupid girls.
      Posted: Mar 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm
      ————–
      Wow! You know how disgusting you sound? I’m surprised you even have friends. I’m glad I don’t know anyone like you, if I did, I’d drop kick those people to the curb immediately.

      Mar 14, 2010 at 6:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fred28
      fred28

      well i dont know if jeremys gay or not…all i DO know is that he gave me a ROYAL SHAGGING with his ENORMOUS cock!!…and its even bigger than john “holmes” edwards who fucked me also btw

      Mar 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sanny
      Sanny

      Larry Birkhead is gay paparazzo who had a sperm donor contract with Anna Nicole. He wanted big money from Anna and broke the contarct. That’s why she claimed that Ben Thompson or Howard Stern could be child’s father. Birkhead’s ex gay lover Kerrick Ross exposed him in public and Birkhead didn’t deny his gay affair with Kerrick Ross.

      Mar 17, 2010 at 4:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darren
      Darren

      Who the hell cares… he was great in Hurt Locker, excellent in the unusuals and hot as hell in SWAT…

      If he is gay more power to him…

      Mar 28, 2010 at 10:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bess
      Bess

      I agree with you, about the tabloids. I know for a fact, that Angelina did NOT steal Brad Pitt from Jennifer. A lot of celebs get entrapped by rumors like that but it didn’t destroy them until people like Jennifer Aniston starting playing along with the media’s greed and spin for their own benefit. Almost everything you read about Brad, Angie, and Jennifer has that underlying misportrayal and contradictory spin. Jolie is an extraordinary mother, humanitarian, and overall woman who does not deserve so much hatred. The so-called nice girl is a horrible liar, fraud, and manipulator. Jolie didn’t let something as trivial as gossip and presumptions keep her from the great guy she deserved. I can write an essay about this.
      By the way, Jolie actually hooked up with Pitt about 3 months after his separation. Jolie did NOT cause his marital problems. Jennifer was not even dumped and not wronged at all. She threw Pitt under the bus to have that favorable bias with the press and remain the A-list actress with the perfect, lovable image.
      It is shocking how his so many fans don’t remember why they fell in love with Pitt in the first place. I admired his character and my respect has just increased.

      Anyway, I know I drifted off-topic. Celebs tend to be wrongly defined by media labels, gossips, and false images.
      The celebs like Clooney and Aniston, who are just as manipulative and conniving as journalists tend to be the most popular. People should not define Jeremy Renner based on a National Enquirer article.

      Apr 10, 2010 at 7:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bess
      Bess

      On the other hand, people have intuition. The gaydar or bidar.
      It is a feeling, subjectivity. My opinions have nothing to do with the trashy National Enquirer article. Renner pinged my bidar. I would not be suprised if he was bisexual, though I don’t think he is gay because he seems attracted to girls.
      Though I am not basing it on media speculation. What is insulting is the stupid reasons people are giving like he brought his mom to the Oscars and played a gay role. So what?
      People should not be labeled by this. The media is trying to create controversy.

      People should not be defined by their sexuality because one’s orientation can be fluid. Maybe Renner has experimented or maybe my bidar is off-base and he is completely hetero. The issue is if Renner denies this…and hypothetically in the future hooks up with a guy…the media will call him a liar and a fraud when he is not. Only Renner has the right to make such declarations but we can still have our opinions. We just should not let the tabloids control our minds and thoughts.

      Apr 10, 2010 at 7:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bess
      Bess

      Wikipedia is NOT error-free, they sometimes use BS press articles and misquotations. The National Enquirer is the trashiest of the trashy tabloids.

      Apr 10, 2010 at 7:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mal Tempo
      Mal Tempo

      Refresh my memory: what’s the point of this?

      Oct 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Mal Tempo: The point is he is living a lie and making it harder for gay people by promoting the falsehood of heterosexual machismo. And i am not talking about the parts he plays. I am speaking about his own life. He is in the closet and it is not healthy for him or other gay people to accept that.

      Oct 20, 2010 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Mal Tempo: When people like leading gay rights activist Harvey Milk said we must come out of the closet, he did not say “except for gay male actors”. Real people and their lives are more important than real people playing fictional characters keeping and contributing to detrimental career building.

      Oct 20, 2010 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Greg
      Greg

      @Glennmcgahee: said: “If its in the Enquirer, they have proof to back up whatever they have published.”

      Wrong. The story doesn’t have to be accurate but they insist on having someone take the fall if it doesn’t pan out. The tipsters are paid for gossip and agree to take the blame or no money changes hands.

      Oct 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tj
      Tj

      @Allie:

      I agree with your spirit – I don’t judge his work based on his sexuality.

      But one misstep I disagree with: His sexuality is NOT his choice. Whether gay or bi or whatever. It’s not his choice.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Teri: too bad. masturbate to some straight goon then. there are enough of them out there.

      Oct 27, 2010 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @fred28: do tell more.

      Oct 27, 2010 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chey
      chey

      he had a girlfriend her name was jess !

      Nov 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ...
      ...

      Ewe you’re an idiot Jeremy’s not even gay. He said a few years ago in an interview that he had a girlfriend.

      Dec 13, 2010 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chickadee
      Chickadee

      He is not gay. There are many interviews where he has talked about having a girlfriend, dating girls, etc. In fact, there is one BEFORE all these rumors (while he was filming the Unusuals), where he was asked what the most unusual thing about him was. He said it was “unusual for a straight male to be a makeup artist.” (It’s on Tumblr, watch it with your own eyes). It’s not even about being closeted at that point…that’s either he lies flat out, or he is….GASP…straight. If he were gay and trying to hide it, why would he even offer that up? It makes no sense.

      Sep 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • delta gaymma
      delta gaymma

      I know for a fact he isn’t gay. He is the type of man, who, if he were gay, would have no trouble in letting it be known. I knew him when he was in Modesto, and still know one of his sisters, and trust, he is not gay. Sorry to disappoint so many of you and your fantasies.

      Jan 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Covert
      Covert

      Why does it matter either way?

      It’s not going to affect any of your lives in any way.

      Mar 27, 2012 at 5:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • amy
      amy

      Jeremy Renner is NOT gay!!!!!!!!!

      Jun 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BleuRose
      BleuRose

      This is such an old article, and lots of mis-information… I never believed the rumors before I met Jeremy, then after I did, I saw for myself that he clearly isn’t gay. I have a gay brother and daughter, so it’s nothing new to me, and when I happened to be watching a band at a venue that we both frequent, I met him, and talked to him and his friends for a while. I didn’t think he was gay before I met him, and now I really don’t believe he is gay… he’s always referred to Kristoffer as his brother and they are in business together, that doesn’t make them in a sexual relationship with each other… if having a friend that close that you shared living abodes with, makes you gay, then I guess I must be, and still quite unaware and not attracted to the same sex… that being said, it really doesn’t matter what someoene’s sexual orientation is, if they are good at what they do, recognize that and don’t just automatically think that if you’re single and 40 something and not in a relationship you must be gay, that description fits too many people and I’d render a guess that more than 50% don’t have time to date… oh yeah, on the heels of promoting the Hurt Locker, Jeremy and his long time (over 4 years) girlfriend, Jes broke up when she wanted to get into acting… just another little fact…

      Nov 10, 2012 at 3:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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