‘Idol’ Not Bothered By ‘Faggot’

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Australian Idol Guy Sebastian’s been called every name in the book, including “faggot”. The – um – heterosexually engaged singer, however, insists he’s not going to take it to heart:

He has been subjected to relentless gay taunts since he was crowned the Australian Idol four years ago, but Guy Sebastian reached a turning point after he was branded a “faggot” by a Sydney schoolboy.

I caught up to him and he was laughing like he was the coolest kid around,” Sebastian said, “I just put my arm around his shoulder and said, ‘Mate, that’s not only uncalled for but it’s really offensive and you could get seriously hurt if you said that to the wrong person.’ He was trembling and I didn’t want to be aggressive at all, I was just glad to have taken the moment away from him.”

But Sebastian, who recently became engaged to his long-term girlfriend Julie Egan, believes he has finally built up the necessary tolerance to handle the slander.

“I used to think it was just a part of being in the public eye, but really that kind of behavior is just not on – that line shouldn’t be crossed,” he said.

That’s right, girl! Oh, we mean, boy!