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.”