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X Factor Winner Joe McElderry Comes Out As Former A-Sexual-Cum-Homo

When someone “hacked into” to Joe McElderry’s Twitter account and wrote “It’s been difficult living a lie for so many years,” last year’s X Factor winner quickly insisted he was not gay, and he didn’t write those words. Only half of that story might be true: McElderry just came out.

It’s not that McElderry, 19, has by lying about his sexuality, he says. It’s just that he didn’t know himself: “I’ve had time to think about things. I wasn’t attracted to anyone anyway, male or female. It never really entered my head I was gay. But I just know. It’s how I feel.” And the Twitter incident helped move things along: “The Twitter thing ­actually helped because I ­realised I wasn’t that ­bothered, and the penny dropped.”

It was three weeks ago he came to the realization — which means he’s got some catching up to do. So far, he’s only kissed one dude, he says. “I’ve kissed lots of girls but only one boy. I thought, ‘Oh, that’s weird, maybe that’s what happens.’ I didn’t know what it meant. It was nothing serious, just a one-off thing.”

And Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole have already voiced their support. What a couple of fag hags.

By:           John Rogers
On:           Jul 31, 2010
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  • 22 Comments
    • fagburn
      fagburn

      Am I the only one who suspects Joe may have come out because the “one boy” he kissed, kissed and told to a tabloid…

      Jul 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CJ
      CJ

      I haven’t heard news of a Tabloid. But, someone hacked his Twitter a while back, posting a tweet about how Joe was gay. This got him to start evaluating his life more. This is what prompted him to come out – in my opinion – and according to what he says. If you’ve followed him from the beginning, he’s always been a very sincere guy. So, I would trust what he says about all of this. Unlike some, there are people out there that are still credible. Plus, he’s young. Many people don’t get their sexuality figured out until their his age – or older.

      Jul 31, 2010 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gareth
      Gareth

      NOT a suprise for most people in the UK……..all im saying !

      Jul 31, 2010 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MMDD
      MMDD

      This is a shaky coming out at best. He kisses one boy, says “that’s weird,” and then suddenly decides he’s gay? Obviously he’s very young and still trying to figure things out. Many guys don’t really get a clear picture of their own sexuality until they’re well into their 20’s or even early 30’s.

      Jul 31, 2010 at 1:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chipsy
      Chipsy

      He’s 19. Give him a break. How many the guys reading this story came out to the whole damn world at 19?

      Jul 31, 2010 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tallskin
      Tallskin

      LOL i live in the UK and I’d never heard of him!

      But he’s cute

      Jul 31, 2010 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.
      L.

      @Chipsy: Seconded.

      Jul 31, 2010 at 7:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotone2me
      hotone2me

      ” Every single day, I walk down the street I hear people saying baaaby so sweet. Ever since puberty, everybody stares at me, boys girls, I can’t help it baby!”

      Everyone journeys to discover her or his sexuallity and most of the times its a serious of fumbles and stumbles. The sad part about this is that traditonally, most people that do come out and gain some type of exposure traditionally are European primarly from the UK. ex: ( he’s not gay, his British).

      It would be lovely if more young American entertainer would do the same. Then kids living in places like middle America can truley have an idol!!!

      Jul 31, 2010 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • elioliver
      elioliver

      He’s NINETEEN for fuck’s sakes. He has the right to be afraid for a little while as long as he comes around eventually. Give him a break you douches.

      Jul 31, 2010 at 9:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SillyMe
      SillyMe

      @Tallskin: I live in morocco and i know him. he is awesome and a very nice person.
      wish him all the best

      Aug 1, 2010 at 5:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shaun Azzopardi
      Shaun Azzopardi

      This guy isn’t that good. He’s just cute.

      Aug 1, 2010 at 7:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      This kid has more balls than 99.999% of the celebrity world. You just know his publicist and advisors were pleading with him to continue deny the rumors, most likely already had a “serious girlfriend” hired for him to “fall for”…….Instead he decided to be true to himself and simply admit who he is. I hope he has a long and successfull career…….

      We need more people like him to not be ascared of the strhaters and show Gay teens that you can be true to yourself and still have a career like Adam Lambert and others have……..

      Aug 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam
      Adam

      Joe is a great talent and a super person. I hope his family, friends, and fans will continue to support him. He deserves it, and he deserves patience and understanding. As has been said, he is only 19 and just came out to the whole world!

      Aug 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pete
      pete

      I can’t imagine his coming out is a surprise to anyone. Creatures in a different galaxy could tell he’s gay!

      Aug 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shlong
      shlong

      Poor kid. No one should be pushed to come out. No one has a right to hack people’s emails, twitters and facebooks and embarrass them to come out of the closet. Every person has the right to privacy and controlling his destiny.

      I hope this boy does well and lives a happy and safe life! Ohh and he is very sexy.

      Aug 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MMDD
      MMDD

      @pete: And it’s because of annoying comments like this that celebrities might decide not to come out.

      Aug 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pete
      pete

      @MMDD: Oh please! This guy couldn’t NOT come out! It’s as obvious as the fact that he’s got a big ‘ol set of chompers!

      Aug 1, 2010 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MMDD
      MMDD

      @pete: Thank you for verifying my point.

      Aug 1, 2010 at 5:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JD
      JD

      Bloody fantastic…he came out. He was by far the most professional and spot on performer of this year’s X-Factor contest. He beat a cute straight guy and girl in the finals. Maybe performing with Geo. Michael in the finals helped him win…maybe George is who kissed him. Hope not.

      Joe admitted he was a chubby kid growing up, and maybe he was dealing with his sexual idenity, but now that he won a recording contract, a million dollar$, had a #1 hit, is being handled by Simon Cowell, and has scores of adoring fans, he is fearless. Good for him…I applaud him.

      Aug 1, 2010 at 9:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fagburn
      fagburn

      As if by magic The Sun has run an interview today with the “one boy” Joe kissed – with a photo and text messages to prove some initimacy.
      Looks like the poor boy was threatened with being outed.
      It would explain why there doesn’t seem to be an actual “coming out” interview, both The Sun and The Mirror claimed Joe had spoken exclusively to them but used exactly the same quotes.

      http://www.fagburn.com/2010/08/joe-plot-duly-thickens.html

      Aug 2, 2010 at 2:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      So basically he decided to correct his lie after the show was over. Sounds like his Tweet was the truth and that the show came down on him and made him claim it was a lie.

      Aug 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hilarious
      Hilarious

      First of all there’s no such thing as a “hacked Twitter account” and if you think there is you don’t know the first thing about brute forcing(which is totally dead) or keyloggers…so really just stop buying into it. No one would waste their time. No one.

      He came out, his handlers said no, he went back in, they decided it was ok for him to come out since he’s so damned obvious anyway.

      I checked his twitter account when he claimed it was “hacked”. He had shout outs to Beyonce and Perez fucking Hilton, and was all excited over going to a Pink concert.

      Give me a break. The only thing gayer would be a twitpic of him bending over with glitter around his asshole and a sign saying “Enter Here”.

      If you didn’t know this kid was gay hang up your broken gaydar, do not pass WeHo, do not collect 200 cock rings. You just lost the game.

      Aug 2, 2010 at 7:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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