Stadium God

Rugby Player James Haskell Strips Down For Attitude Magazine

James Haskell, who plays for the English rugby union league London Wasps, shows off his stacked body on the cover of Attitude magazine. In the interview with the publication, he opened up about homosexuality in sports.

“I’m surprised that across all sports more people haven’t come out because going by sheer statistics there have to be lots of gay sportsmen, right? I hate the idea of people feeling they can’t just be themselves and personally I wouldn’t give a s**t if any of my team-mates were gay.”

He also mentions that he has a huge gay following on Twitter and it’s easy to see why. His ridiculous body has been featured in the Dieux Du Stade calendar.

Haskell also tweeted an alternative cover that’s equally impressive.

Screen shot 2013-06-23 at 1.13.51 PM

[H/T Daily Mail]

Get Queerty Daily

Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of #attitude #jameshaskell #rugby stories and more


  • avesraggiana

    Eeeek!!!! Is he gay?! Please tell me he’s gay!

  • mitchell_rogers

    Another straight guy trying to capitalize off the superficial gay community. Take away his looks and no one would give a damn.

  • Rbs

    @mitchell_rogers actually he supports the gay community because his brother is openly gay, he’s not capitalizing on anything, he’s just a supportive brother

  • mitchell_rogers

    @Rbs: But why does queer support almost always equate to being half naked?

  • Rbs

    Because that’s what the gay community wants, hence why this picture was chosen for a gay magazine, every cover of attitude is pretty much the same…
    his support of the gay community in mainstream media is always clothed, google it

  • Milk

    Gay or straight you are not going to sell magazines having your models wearing burkas. Let alone front page of the magazine. Sex sells. That’s the reality of marketing certain products.

  • unclemike

    Yeah, the straight community is never this superficial. Sports Illustrated never has near-naked women in bikinis among its pages…

  • tardis

    Good point. I wonder why superficiality feels so different in these respective communities.

  • mitchell_rogers

    @unclemike: Sports Illustrated is based on pure carnal lust; it’s not trying to disguise itself as an expression of pride and emotional support. What this man is doing is feeding off the attention of horny gay guys to sell mags, plain and simple. What I’m asking is why does “pride and support” in the gay “community” mean taking off all your clothes? How is that building confidence in gay men? It’s only giving them the notion they have to look like this or they won’t be accepted. I guess the same can be said for a lot of teen girl magazines, which seems to be the mindset of most Attitude readers anyway.

  • 4of14

    According to some, we are masturbating in the wom. I’m now 62 going on 63 and I’m still interested, and hope to be until my last breath. Sex sell, business knows it, the gay community knows it. Why do some keep asking about it, as if it where a new thing, and only gay?

  • Jayson

    Wow! So young and looks so old already (in the face). HA! As if I would say no.

  • Cast


    Is being gay affecting your game? Is your desire to be the MVP keeping you from coming out to your coaches and teammates for fear of losing their acceptance? Are you worried that embracing who you are will keep you from getting an award or scholarship? Is your boyfriend or girlfriend tired of keeping your relationship a secret to keep you team captain?

    Maybe you’re open about your sexuality but still feel discriminated on the court. Is being a gay athlete keeping you on the bench? Are you putting aside your feelings “for the good of the team?”

    If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 24 and want to share the struggles and triumphs of being an athlete within the LGBT community, email us at [email protected] to be considered for an episode of MTV’s True Life produced by Emmy-award winning Gigantic! Productions. Tell us why we should draft you and be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a recent picture of yourself.

Comments are closed.