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Blame The Gays For Brad Goreski Ditching Rachel Zoe And Her Side Salad

While the nasty exit of assistant Taylor became a major plot point on Rachel Zoe’s reality sitcom, we’re told the splitting of ways between Zoe and Brad Goreski, her cute sidekick, was filled with daffodils and smiles. Not so!, according to professional pot stir-er Rob Shuter, who insists the turning point came at New York Fashion Week, where Rachel grew furious over everyone lauding over her No. 2.

Rumors that the fashion power pair were in trouble started circulating a few weeks during New York fashion week where Brad seemed to be welcomed more than Rachel. “Fashion week was definitely the turning point,” a friend of Rachel’s tells me. “Brad was sitting on the front row of every show and getting invited to as may events as his boss. However the final straw was when Brad appeared on the cover of The New York Times style section. Rachel hit the roof and reminded him he was her assistant and it was called ‘The Rachel Zoe’ show not the Brad Goreski show. That was the moment that the two of them were over.”

Oh, that Styles section piece? The one that explained the difference between a “look” and a “lewk”? It was penned by Ben Widdicombe, one of New York’s gossip gays, which means one of our own is to blame for Brad’s professional divorce! Horrors!

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  • ForeverGay

    I think it was Rachel’s husband who caused Brad to leave. Heterosexual males are hostile to gay people. When Rachel’s husband got involved in the business the conditions became increasing hostile to the gay employees where he would say he didn’t want them around. Near the end of the season Rachel and her husband toured the Missoni fashion house, which is a family-owned business, while in Italy. Rachel’s husband got stuck on the idea of passing on their stylist business to their kids if they conceived of any thereby creating a family business. Heterosexuals become more anti-gay when they are in relationships and there anti-gay views become even worse when they have children. I think they will hire a female to replace Brad and not hire another gay man.

  • drewbrown

    @ForeverGay: Wow, I’m sorry that your life experience (or some mental malfunction) has damaged you so much that you think all heterosexual males are hostile to gay people. Yes, I’m so sure that touring the Missoni mansion convinced her husband that they should get rid of Brad NOW in order to make room for their unborn children to take over the business 20 years down the road. Putting the snark aside, as someone with several friends who are male, heterosexual fathers, I’d urge you to reconsider this bizarre prejudice you’ve developed.

  • Doodles

    Good riddance, he was a tragic, vapid queen at the end of the day. NOt that I care any more for Rachel either. But THAT walking stereotype, can totally do with you.

  • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

    @ No. 1 ForeverGay

    I’ve been a little sad this week as I always am around my dad’s birthday. He would have been 87 had he not died twenty years ago.

    They aren’t men more manly than my dad was — equal, sure, but not more so. He was one of those “man’s man” a WWII navy grunt veteran who fought at Okinawa among other battles and witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Harbor. Knew every swear words that made other men blush, drank too much, ladies man, father of 4 boys, inventor with 2 patent that remain standards after 50 years in aluminum smelting.

    My brothers and I were raised with really only one golden rule — never lie. I waited until 20, knowing for a couple of years that not telling was the same as lying, before coming out. We were very close, and had fun times together. While at Berkeley, I’d call at his office in the morning and that afternoon we’d be catching the Yankees v. A’s in Oakland.

    This totally straight man, when I told him I was gay, gave me one of his famous hugs, and said, “As long as you’re happy, what difference could it make.” He also said, to the effect, that my happiness, wants, needs and desires were as valid and meaningful as everyone’s including his, my mother’s, and my brothers’.

    The Monday after meeting my now husband, while chatting at the coffee machine, my dad looked me in the eyes and said, “You’ve met someone!” “How’d you know?” I asked. “Your different, its in your eyes and face. I can just see it.”

    A year later when I told my dad that my boyfriend was moving in with me, he said, “Well don’t fuck it up, I really like him.”


    My experience is that straight men who are truly at ease and unquestionably secure in their masculinity, are completely comfortable with gay men. When there is nothing to be afraid about, there is no fear, no bigotry, no hate. And its more than live and let live, its enjoy the life God gave you your way.

  • Wicked

    I read some of the statements. and I am a 37 year old man. more than half of my closes friends are married with kids and straight! they know about me and we have been friends since college. I play and or sometimes babysit for them. I don’t know why people assume what they think the mass of another thinks.
    most gays are whores. most of your friends maybe but not most of mine. so I can’t assume all gays are that way.
    same with straight people. Most men think that gays want to fuck them when most of the gays they think wants the straight guy to fuck them!

    As far as the break I see a reality show in the works for him. marketable and hot people will watch especially is he trash talks that twig in a dress.

  • ForeverGay

    Rachel Zoe announced today she is having a baby. What did I write? Once again gay people don’t want to look at reality. They want to believe Brad’s leaving and actual reasons behind it are totally unpredictable. I’ve been around heterosexuals my entire life, I know how they behave and I don’t ignore their prejudices of gay people.

  • Tommy

    So then, I guess Rachel Zoe and her husband are going to get the baby as soon as it’s born even though it won’t be able to talk or walk yet take over Brad’s Job! Makes perfect sense! How are they going to know that the baby won’t be gay though?

    So Mr. Forever Gay, if you adopted a child or had one by surrogacy or other means and your child turned out to be heterosexual. would you immediate throw your child out of your house because obviously all heterosexuals are prejudiced against you as a gay man?

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