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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.

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[H/T Daily Mail]

On:           Jun 23, 2013
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    • avesraggiana

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

      Jun 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mitchell_rogers

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

      Jun 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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

      Jun 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mitchell_rogers

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

      Jun 23, 2013 at 5:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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

      Jun 23, 2013 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jun 23, 2013 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • unclemike

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

      Jun 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis

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

      Jun 23, 2013 at 9:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jun 24, 2013 at 1:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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?

      Jun 24, 2013 at 11:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jayson

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

      Jun 25, 2013 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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?”

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      Jun 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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