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Did Bruno Mars Come Out As Gay On April Fools’ Day?

According to a citizen-journalism-style CNN iReport from last night that has now been deleted, Bruno Mars just came out of the closet.

A second outlet played up the rumor, and quoted him as going on a small Chicago radio station on April Fool’s Day to say the following:

“The timing is bad. I hadn’t realized it was April Fool’s Day, but it’s been pointed out to me, and I don’t want to go too public with this.”

GossipCop quickly shot down the rumor, getting a quote from Mars’ rep saying the rumors are “completely fabricated” and “false.”

Now, it’s a publicist’s job to protect the privacy of their clients, as well as to keep Hollywood and music-industry types solidly in the closet (when they want to be)—so it’s totally possible Bruno’s still gay as Rock Hudson.

What’s your gaydar say about Mars: flaming grenade or, is straight just the way he is?