Did Miss J Really Refuse to Play Tyra’s Gay Stepin Fetchit?

Need more reason to love America’s Next Top Model‘s Miss J? Besides having a comp card (from his modeling days) that had him dressed as a man on one side and his drag self on the other,
J. Alexander refused Top Model producers’ request that he be that flaming gay on the judge’s panel.

In his new book Follow the Model, J reveals (relays T Magazine) that “writers and producers wanted you to say things like, ‘Oooh child, girl! Nuh-uh, honey child!’ and your response was, ‘I. AM. NOT. THAT. GIRL.'” He elaborates: “I’m not that gay boy. I don’t scream, ‘Chiiiiilde!’ You can’t script me to act like that. I don’t speak like that. I don’t pop my fingers or screech. For me, I figured the person who was writing this must be straight because he had no idea about who I am. Because of my background I like to give constructive criticism and help make something work, not belt out, ‘Gurl, you look like a cow!'”

Okay. But then there’s things like this: