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Matt Damon and Brad Pitt Are Behind George Clooney’s Gay Rumors

Are Matt Damon and Brad Pitt to blame for the guy stripping down in Italy and proposing to George Clooney? Yep!

The Venice Film Festival, where this trio of BFF celebs were all promoting flicks (The Informant, Inglorious Basterds, and The Men Who Stare at Goats, respectively), was also a playground for screwing with journalists. While Clooney joked about marrying Goats director Grant Heslov at his own press conference, it was Pitt who, sick of being asked when he would marry Angelina Jolie, told an interviewer he would marry her when Clooney marries his boyfriend.

And then Damon got asked by another reporter if Pitt’s remark was true. And Damon says yes!

And then the next day Clooney heads to Venice … to be confronted by the stripping man. Surely he was pleased.

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12 Comments

  • paulied

    I really hate to criticize allies such as Brad Pitt, but does he really think that that is funny? Is being gay somehow still so bad that the mere possibilty of it is the entire premise of a prank? I wouldn’t have thought so, but, hell, WTF do I know?

  • rayg

    @paulied: I think you’re over-reacting a little bit here. I thought it was funny at least.

  • M

    @paulied:

    I see where your coming from–but I see it another way.

    Brad and Matt are JOKING, yes, but there is truth to their, uh, “pranks.”

    They have been doing this to George for years. Brad Pitt said a few months ago that he wouldn’t get married until George and his boyfriend could. It’s very subtle, but very obvious what they’re doing. At least to me.

  • AA

    @paulied, I see the joke in a different way. I know there are rumours about George, mostly among gay people – but his image is, primarily, Hollywood’s most shameless womanizer.

    So I think the humour is more in the contrast than anything else. It’s not “LOL, homo!”. It’s “Can you imagine this guy, with his endless parade of hot younger women, marrying anyone, let alone a guy?”

    If Clooney IS gay, this jocularity only reinforces his heterosexual image.

  • Mike

    Let’s not be uppity faggots and start attacking our biggest and most visible allies. Sheesh.

  • Forrest

    @Mike:

    It is insulting that they frame their support in ridicule. They are cool with us but the idea of being gay is just so funny! I am not laughing along anymore.

  • natt

    I wouldn’t have expected this kind of frat-boy douchey behaviour from either one of them. Very juvenile.

  • schlukitz

    Tempest in a teapot!

    Lighten up, guys. Have we gotten so uptight that we cannot even laugh about ourselves anymore?

    I mean, no one got called a “Faggot” or some other degrading name. It was a joke and I don’t hear Cloony threatening to sue anyone over it.

  • Chance

    The joke here isn’t on George, it’s on the press. Reporting on nothing that means nothing.

  • anonymous

    The joke was also on George, who must have had no idea where all of this was coming from all of a sudden, but it wasn’t on gay people. They said nothing disparaging, and they didn’t make George being supposedly gay out to be a bad thing. The fun part of it was laughing at the big response to something they just made up. I thought it was funny.

  • Sexy Rexy

    I still think Matt Damon is gay. Can’t help it.

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