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WATCH: Jersey Shore Star Vinny Tells Us Why He’s An Ally And Why The Situation Might Be Gay

Queerty was on the red carpet at the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards tonight, where celebrities like Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons came out to support GLAAD and the gay community.

After explaining that he’s happy to be an ally, we talked about the real stuff: whether Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was part of the LGBT family, which Snooki and JWOWW have insinuated.

“I don’t know if he is or he isn’t,” he laughed. “I don’t know. They’ve said that. He has some femininities, maybe that’s why they say it. I don’t care.”

Also giving us some good quote was Russell Simmons, who defended the hip-hop community against accusations that they were somewhat intolerant. See that video below.

Stay tuned for more videos tomorrow, and check our YouTube channel, QueertyTV, for updates throughout the night and morning. (Interviews with Wendy Williams, Thomas Roberts, Jay Manuel, Carson Kressley, Cheyenne Jackson, Zach Wahls and more are on their way!)

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Mar 24, 2012
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  • 23 Comments
    • Seaguy
      Seaguy

      I have always thought Vinnie was hot!

      Mar 24, 2012 at 10:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • beerwad
      beerwad

      The Situation is so NOT family. He shares two things in common with gay men – beauty products and crystal meth. That’s it.

      Mar 24, 2012 at 10:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      Wait, wait, he says he’s an ally, and then says his friend might be gay because he “has some femininities?” Priceless.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 12:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven
      DouggSeven

      Can we stop making these idiots into celebrities already? I think I’d suffer through a couple gay bashings without this dummy on my side.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 12:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • parasite eve
      parasite eve

      russell simmons is right and he mentioned transgendered!……..which people wouldnt say…they would just say…..if gays are accepted then the world is accepted blah blah blah …so much segregation

      Mar 25, 2012 at 12:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      @Chris: Typical Queerty headline, seldom matches the article.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 7:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bruce
      bruce

      Russell Simmons is most definintely NOT on the side of the GLBT community. He is responsible for promoting a music genre that ultimately made it hip to call us faggots and to threaten us with violence.

      It’s a disgrace that Russell was allowed anywhere near the GLAAD Awards. Fuck off, Russell, and fuck of GLAAD.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 7:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Why was Russell Simmons allowed in the door at the GLAAD Awards? Homophobic hip-hop is not something that GLAAD should be associating with.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 7:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gigi
      Gigi

      @Chris: What are “femininities” exactly?

      Mar 25, 2012 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pedro
      pedro

      I actually agree with Russel Simmons on this…Intent is critical…People hear a word like “nigger” or “faggot” and they lose their minds, but we must always look at the intent. It’s insane that a persons life can be dismissed, no matter how tolerant they have acted towards other, simply because they slip up and use a word…I’m not saying we should promote the use of these words, in fact, I personally try not to use either, but when someone does slip up and use them, the context and intent of the statement should be taken into consideration and we shouldn’t just have a knee jerk reaction and destroy that person’s reputation, career and life for it.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 10:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pedro
      pedro

      I actually agree with Russel Simmons on this…Intent is critical…People hear a word like “ni**er” or “fa**ot” and they lose their minds, but we must always look at the intent. It’s insane that a persons life can be dismissed, no matter how tolerant they have acted towards other, simply because they slip up and use a word…I’m not saying we should promote the use of these words, in fact, I personally try not to use either, but when someone does slip up and use them, the context and intent of the statement should be taken into consideration and we shouldn’t just have a knee jerk reaction and destroy that person’s reputation, career and life for it.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stoopid louie
      stoopid louie

      @jason: I second that. Russell Simmons is purely a publicity whore who cares less about issues than he does about getting his face on TV. But GLAAD seems to have taken from the NAACP playbook and is no longer about standing up for rights as much as it is about constantly whining about perceived injustices.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 10:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @Chris: No, he said that people might THINK he’s gay because he has some femininities. Not that Vinny thinks he’s gay because of that.

      Personally, i’d much rather have Vinny as family than The Situation. At least Vinny is a genuinely sweet guy, and actually cares about his gay fans.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John
      John

      @Nels: You’d consider that a professional, well thought out interview???

      Mar 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Julien
      Julien

      I’d prefer to fantasize that Vinny and Pauly D have sucked each other off.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie-o
      Charlie-o

      Nobody on Jersey Shore is a model for political correctness. But I think it’s nice that Vinnie showed up at this event and was just himself. He was supportive in a low-keyed way without pretending that he has hordes of gay friends or is deeply involved in LGBT causes. He’s just cool with people being gay.

      I also think it’s a good sign that two obviously straight guys – Vinnie and Pauly – can openly show deep affection for each other without being afraid to be called gay. In fact, they often joke about being boyfriends. It’s just no big deal to them. Somehow this feels like progress to me.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Baird
      Baird

      @Chris: no, he said maybe that’s why people say that. big difference. far be it from me to defend the jersey shore, but there you go…

      Mar 25, 2012 at 5:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MJ
      MJ

      really wish Vinny was at least bi. if anyone had ever asked me to rank the Jersey Shore guys in the order of whom I would sleep with, Vinny would be at the top without question or exception. as for the other three. Ronny, because I like Puerto Rican men and he’s got that in him. but I hear he’s 5’4″ and I like to look up. Pauly D and Mike with Bags over their heads or no deal

      Mar 26, 2012 at 9:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      MJ,

      They probably are all bi. Just too afraid to admit it.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 9:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle
      Kyle

      All of the guys on Jersey Shore are probably bisexual at least. All of them.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle
      Kyle

      @Charlie-o: if I rolled my eyes any more to this ridiculous comment, they would roll out of my head. “Cool with people being gay?” Give me a break…I’m cool with people being black or Jewy myself, so…I guess.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie-o
      Charlie-o

      Well, that’s what tolerance is – being cool with people who are different than you. And if you’ve ever lived in an ethnic blue collar neighborhood (or in most places on this planet), you might think tolerance actually IS progress.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • I get it too
      I get it too

      @MJ: Ronnie had a Puerto Rican in him? I must have missed that episode…

      Apr 9, 2012 at 9:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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