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X-Factor Star Not A Gay


Austin Drage, a contestant on Australia’s musically-inclined competition, The X-Factor, came out this week to tell the world he’s not gay.

The rumors started on Sunday, when gay glossy DNA‘s website described the singer as “openly gay,” a remark that brought all sorts of kudos from the island’s queers.

Not willing to take undeserved praise for his gay bravery, Drage told his local press: “I am sorry to disappoint but I am not gay. But I am very flattered to have a gay fan base. And I appreciate all the support I have been getting while on The X Factor.”

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 21, 2008
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  • 29 Comments
    • MEN-SOR
      MEN-SOR

      total butterface

      looks like a toned up K.D. Lang.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 9:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lessthan
      Lessthan

      you’re a dick

      Oct 21, 2008 at 9:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Key
      Key

      He handled it alright, with a thanks to his gay fans. Hope the kid goes far in his game show.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 9:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc
      hardmannyc

      More pictures, please!

      Oct 21, 2008 at 10:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      Stupid tatts, but he’s pretty…so I can overlook that.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jack
      jack

      and its a BRITISH show, not australian, for pity’s sake.

      and if that’s a butterface, i bet you sleep alone… a lot.

      as it happens, he’s quite a good performer who hasn’t quite sorted himself out yet.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 10:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steff
      Steff

      What the hell? This is a British show which is run in the UK.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 10:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nitesurf
      Nitesurf

      That is one cute dude there.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      Like Jack said; The X Factor is a British series. Seriously guys, get a fucking proof reader for fuck’s sake!

      Oct 21, 2008 at 12:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nick
      Nick

      I so wish we could see pictures of the ones who constantly call people butterface on here.

      Anyway, kids, X-Factor is licensed all over the world, just like Pop Idol became American Idol. And frankly, almost every other reality show…

      Surely there is something else to get upset over…

      Oct 21, 2008 at 12:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steff
      Steff

      In isolation I’d agree Nick, but little slip ups like this keep happening here, and it’s damaging Queerty’s good name! ;)

      Oct 21, 2008 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      Can you imagine if he were American, how ape shit he would have gone over someone calling him gay?

      Oct 21, 2008 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ray
      Ray

      so hot

      Oct 21, 2008 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Trenton
      Trenton

      His tattoos are a Chinese tranliteration of a name…Paige or Peg. Something like that. So I’ll agree with whomever said “Dumb Tattoos.” It’s quite obtuse to get one of those if you don’t speak the language. And while he’s cute, and he might be marginally talented, methinks he has no clue how to speak much of anything at all.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 12:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike [Different person #1 using similar name]

      Nice, classy response.

      Cute kid.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ILOVEZ
      ILOVEZ

      With his beauty, he should have been gay. What a waste!!!!

      Oct 21, 2008 at 1:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bitch Republic
      Bitch Republic

      DAMN! He should be gay.

      http://www.BitchRepublic.net

      Oct 21, 2008 at 3:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bitch Republic
      Bitch Republic

      While X-Factor may or may not be licensed in Australia, the article linked to in this very Queerty article is from the UK and from the context of the article, it appears that Austin is from the UK, not Australia. Maybe Andrew (Queerty) got confused by the DNA magazine reference, which magazine is from Australia.

      People are right. There are so many mistakes on Queerty on a daily/hourly basis that it is maddening.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      His tattoos are a Chinese tranliteration of a name…Paige or Peg. Something like that. So I’ll agree with whomever said “Dumb Tattoos.”

      Thanks…but there’s no such thing as chinese transliterations, esp given that mandarin and cantonese have totally different pronunciations for the same characters. Their characters are not exactly phonetically set, like w/non-kanji japanese or korean.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 4:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • audiored
      audiored

      He’s pretty! mmmmmmm

      Oct 21, 2008 at 5:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tim
      Tim

      But, his tattoo says, “I’m gay” in Chinese.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 6:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Trenton
      Trenton

      “Thanks…but there’s no such thing as chinese transliterations, esp given that mandarin and cantonese have totally different pronunciations for the same characters. Their characters are not exactly phonetically set, like w/non-kanji japanese or korean.”

      This I know, DP. When I said “Chinese” I meant Standard Mandarin, which is the most widely used, of course, though perhaps being less specific marginalized all the various dialects. lalala. In any case, that’s why I can’t tell exactly how it is meant to be pronounced (beyond the fact that there is no way to transpose English and Chinese phonetics 1:1). I must add, however, that though Mandarin and Cantonese have different pronunciations, each character consistently makes one sound within a single dialect, just like Hangul and Kana. One caveat on that statement: the Chinese I have studied is pre-simplification (easier to compare to Japanese) so there may exist some cases where two characters were simplified in a convergent fashion as one, whereby they would produce two different sounds, though for what I know of the process of simplification this would be impossible. I’m no expert, though. Correct me if I’m wrong.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 8:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Puddy Katz
      Puddy Katz

      The editor or whatever thought it said Austrian which he thought was part of England and shit.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 10:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      he’s just sayin that to save his career….

      Oct 22, 2008 at 12:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaxson67
      Jaxson67

      come on AUSTRALIA is the largest island in the world with 21million inhabitants, look on the map people! we aren’t Austria or England

      Oct 22, 2008 at 6:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin
      Kevin

      I think he’s lying about having a girlfriend. I think that’s just to cover that he’s not gay. I think he is gay but covering it up. At the judge’s houses, he calls up his mum as if he’s like a mummy boy. Not saying he is. But all the crying as well. I don’t think he’s straight. Boy singers like his type are normally gay anyway.

      Oct 23, 2008 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam
      Adam

      alright alright… everybody in this whole fucking world is gay…

      Oct 26, 2008 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RSM
      RSM

      Certainly looks like a gay!
      But hey whos worried?
      As long as he does not force it on us straights then leave him alone

      Oct 30, 2008 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • name
      name

      What?,

      Jul 29, 2009 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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