When you’re in an emergency, staring down an uncertain fate, it’s not a bad idea to get things off your chest. What have you got to lose?
When famed musician Diplo found himself flying in a jet with a heavily cracked windshield, he took the opportunity to hop on Instagram and tell fans he’s gay. Or rather, he “might be gay.”
“My jet window just cracked open and the pilots are wearing masks so not sure ill make my shows tonight but they left the wifi on so I’m just going to sit in the back and smoke toad venom and Vlog. I just bought this cool vest in Dallas at a thrift store,” he captioned a set of two photos from inside the plane.
“Also i never told you this but I might by gay,” he added.
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Dear Colombus and Minneapolis, my jet window just cracked open and the pilots are wearing masks so not sure ill make my shows tonight but they left the wifi on so I'm just going to sit in the back and smoke toad venom and Vlog. I just bought this cool vest in Dallas at a thrift store ….. Also i never told you this but I might by gay… Update : we landed and no one died I still might be gay but I'm definitely not going to tye die anymore jets..
He later updated the post, writing:
Update : we landed and no one died I still might be gay but I’m definitely not going to tye die anymore jets..
Ah, that clears it up.
But before you roll out the coming-out cake — you know, the oversized novelty one that Ellen Degeneres pops out of with boom box and everyone starts dancing, which is fun at first but turns terrifying when people realize they’re physically unable to stop — it’s worth mentioning that many people have interpreted the gay comments as a film reference.
In Cameron Crowe’s 2000 film Almost Famous, the fictional bandmates all spill their secrets when they fear their plane is about to crash. The drummer calls out “I’m gay!”
Diplo’s comment still led to speculation online (what doesn’t these days?) and he later noted that his sexuality seemed to be of greater public interest than whether he was breathing or not.
“Ok so we landed in Colombus and everyone asked me if I was gay not if I was safe just FYI,” Diplo wrote in one comment below his post.
But he is definitely still breathing. “I’m still breathing,” he later posted to his Instagram story, “I’m OK.”
Who gives a shit if he’s gay. Keep making music.
I told my boss I was gay and he didn’t give a damn, he said just do your job. That should sum up life in 2019 on THAT subject.
That’s all –
Chris……..It is true that things have changed and improved and it was way past time. But there is still a long way to go. We can thank what happened at Stonewall in June of 1969 for the progress that exists today. Now….I will tell you that after working for an engineering firm in Georgia for just over 11 years, where I was out on the road most of the time, in spring of 1981, they finally put 2 and 2 together and got GAY. At which time, they gave me a letter of termination, telling me my work was unsatisfactory. When the lady at the unemployment office read the letter, her comment was. “Why did it take them so long to find out your work was unsatisfactory?” She was totally on the clue bus. She looked at me, smiled and then we both roared with laughter.
Gee, maybe kids who aren’t yet out of the closet? Just because you don’t care and you’re comfortable in your skin, doesn’t mean everyone is. Some need a bit more affirmation.
Aires the Ram
@ fur_hunter: Sounds like we’re around the same age. It WAS like that back then, but the younger ones have no memory of it like we do. When you tell them it was like that, they just don’t believe it. They have no appreciation (for the most part) of Stonewall and everything else that got us what we have today. It’s a shame really, but it’s reality.
… Who?!? “might be?!?” Oh, Mary!?! LOL!!!
This obviously was a joke!
“Famed musician Diplo…” I may be an old fogie but who the hell is Diplo???
He did that horrible song with Katy Perry.
He’s huge in the dance music scene
Another nobody with an inflated sense of self and an Instagram account. Literally nobody cares.
He’s a legend in the dance music community, and pop music generally — one of the few Americans to have that status. He’s won two Grammys and is much in demand as a collaborator. In fact, he’s worked with some of the biggest names in music: Justin Bieber (for which he won a Grammy), Beyonce, Katy Perry, etc — all A-list chart toppers. Diplo is also known for his philanthropy and activism. For example, he was a leader in promoting Cuba after Obama got rid of the restrictions. Google “Diplo CBS” for some major interviews with him.
Hdtex whined: “Another nobody with an inflated sense of self and an Instagram account. Literally nobody cares.”
Try looking up the definition of “literally” before using it. And the word, “nobody” as well. That Instagram post has about 190,000 likes and 2400+ comments. It was picked up by major entertainment news outlets including ABC, NBC and CBS. He’s also been interviewed on other topics by major news media like CBS news and ABC’s Nightline (Google “diplo cbs”). Diplo himself has 5.5 million Instagram followers. So nobody cares, eh?
Your moronic post says more about your bitterness and cultural ignorance than anything about Diplo. And the narcissism of needing to posting those feelings publicly.
Oh yeah, while you’re at it, look up, “hypocrisy” and “irony” as well since YOU obviously cared enough to read the article AND post. Or was the headline not “literal” enough for you to reveal its contents? THINK about it.
While it shouldn’t make any difference it might once Donald gets re-elected and his “Natural Law” committee starts doing what they were appointed to do. And in case anyone didn’t know the whole committee is anti-LGBTQ.
It doesn’t matter. Keep coming out…. with new music 🙂
When my husband and I sued the state of Florida to have our marriage in Canada recognized and to allow our best friends to GET a marriage license in Florida it WAS a big deal, our friends told us we made a BIG mistake coming out this way because we work for the State of Florida so we were basically suing our employer. Our private attorneys have told us (constitutional lawyers who do a lot of civil rights cases) that the speed at which the LGBTQ civil rights has moved is nothing short of AMAZING to them, they said nothing has ever moved this fast. It is hard to image that only 5 short years ago my husband and I were room mates, now we have been able to adopt, designate each other to receive our respective state benefits, and the list goes on and on. Our straight friends are blown away by the number of things they THOUGHT we were entitled to but were not before Judge Hinkle repealed the marriage ban in Florida. Times have indeed changed.
Diplo is cute and sexy!! I love to meet and feel him
And of course, every time someone “comes out” there has to be a couple of Bitter Betty’s proclaiming: “it’s 2019. No one cares anymore”. As if homophobia, internalized homophobia, gay shame, same-sex-leaning preference shame, struggling with your sense of self, struggling to understand what you want, struggling with self-comfort and purposely staying closeted due to religious/sociological/economical/ego pressures have all just gone away this past year. You guys are just as corny and problematic as the people who make a gigantic deal out of any d-lister who “comes out” or the people who try to shame folks out of the closet. Two sides of the same coin.
Ultimately, it was a pretty obvious joke, not a particularly funny one since it’s been done more than a handful of times. But nothing to be offended by. Or maybe he’s slyly revealing that he’s a bit “queer”. Or (the least likely) maybe he really does see himself as “gay” and has overall male preferences and ambitions. But really, it was a joke and a play on that Almost Famous clip.
You gonna eat that word salad or flush?
He’s not a singer. But he has been one of the most high-profile and acclaimed producers of popular music for around a couple decades now.
Famous? Musician? LOL Not likely. R.E.M., The B-52’s, The cure, 10,000 Maniacs, and Edie Brickell and New Bohemians are musicians. And famous ones at that. This dude is a no-talent hack. Musician? HA! What a joke.
He has won 3 Grammy awards and earned $20 million as a DJ in 2018
Might be?? LOL…he is
“He’s too old for this shit.”
That’s what I said upon learning he was 36 years old and “feuding” with Taylor Swift. Still applies.
If you’re gay, come out already. If you’re not, it’s not something to joke about; grow up.
I take it as merely a reference to Almost Famous (one of my favorite movies) and of course as a grab for some attention. I don’t really see it as him making fun of the “coming out” process. It was indeed juvenile, especially if he’s legitimately into dudes. But it does seem like the “cool kids” are trying to take a more step-by-step, humorous, nonchalant, self-deprecating approach to revealing their identities, preferences, ambitions, and/or partner. I guess it’s a reaction to the typical self-seriousness or defensiveness we’re used to getting on social media or when some public figures “out” themselves. So, what he posted could have been an attempt towards a more chill, more goofy outing. Though I doubt that’s the case.
I think his response to people wondering if he was being serious is much more infuriating. He’s trying to shame people who are interested in rather he’s “gay” or not. But if his life really was in danger and he really was being serious with that post then of course folks are going to want a follow-up. Suddenly getting all defensive and looking to shame people based off the response to your own post is very immature.
I heard Diplo and thought of Duplo blocks….never heard of him, but if he’s gay he’s gay,shouldn’t cost him any fans,and if it does fuk em’, you do you Duplo, err, Diplo.
I saw his d—pic once, so I’d welcome to the “Friends of Dorothy”. Impressive!
I always hoped he’d be gay or at least bisexual, but in the end what does it matter unless he’s standing in front of you and has interest, otherwise it’s irrelevant to know.
It’s probably a joke but it’s still makes me think… I wounder if Cameron Boyce passed away without being able to come out. My sexuality isn’t something I’d want to take to my grave.
Thomas Wesley Pentz aka Diplo is an American DJ, producer, songwriter. He’s from Tupleo, Mississippi. The look on his face in the above photos is priceless-like he saw a shark or a barracuda…And all those tats ( too many bro-wait til you turn 50-60 and your skin starts sagging & wrinkling-not gonna be pretty like it is now ) . And yeah, he’s just messing w/ his Twatter followers.
Sounds like he should change his name to Biplo.
i might be gay too. gonna have to ask the guy i married 4 years ago for confirmation.
That’s ’cause if he’s dead ain’t nothing can be done about it, but if he’s gay there’s a slim chance something could.
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