You Better Believe It

Oprah and Gayle Still Aren’t Gay

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When Oprah talks, people listen – but sometimes not closely enough. The media maven to the pages of this month’s O to yet again let the world know that she and gal pal Gayle King aren’t secret labia lickers.

Here’s an excerpt of her lengthy, somewhat tiresome chat with O journo Lisa Kogan, which we found via CBS:

Lisa: Well, let’s get right to it! Every time I tell somebody, “I’m interviewing Oprah and Gayle,” the response is always the same: “Oh. [Long pause] Are they…you know…together?”

Oprah: You’re kidding. People are still saying that?

Lisa: Every single person. And I say, “No, I don’t think so.” And invariably, they respond with something like “You know, you’re very naive.”

Oprah: I understand why people think we’re gay. There isn’t a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it–how can you be this close without it being sexual? How else can you explain a level of intimacy where someone always loves you, always respects you, admires you?

Gayle: Wants the best for you.

Christ, is this an interview or wedding vows? As Gayle later admits, “But that said, I have to admit, if Oprah were a man, I would marry her.” We take it a sex change is out of the question.