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Simon Cowell: I May Be A Bit Camp, But I’m Not Gay!

In a new unauthorized biography released Friday, American Idol‘s Simon Cowell once again denies queer rumors about himself—and says if he was gay, he’d be happy to tell everyone. “Why wouldn’t I admit it?” the Brit TV producer is quoted as saying in Tom Bower’s Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell. “It wouldn’t harm me and my mother wouldn’t freak out.”

Um, maybe you shouldn’t bring up your mother when trying to defend your staunch heterosexuality, Simon. (And maybe keep mum about the Botox, colonic irrigations, vitamin injections and all-black toilet paper.)

Sweet Revenge also recounts Cowells numerous affairs with women like ex-fiancée Mezghan Hussainy and former X Factor UK judge Dannii Minogue (Kylie’s sister).  Sharon Osbourne, another former  X Factor panelist  confirmed the liaison with Minogue and said his macho act tems from the fact that Cowell has “small-penis syndrome.”


As for the gay rumors, they first sprung up in the 1980s when Cowell was trying to get pop-star girlfriend Sinitta’s songs played in London’s gay clubs. “It was at this time he befriended gay record producer Ian Levine who branded Cowell as ‘camp’,” reports the Daily Mail.

Having a laugh about Cowell’s flamboyant rep, CNN host Piers Morgan tweeted a pic of the two together with the comment, “Seriously… just good friends.”

 A friendship with Cowell isn’t something we’d brag about, Piers.
 Photos: Piers Morgan, Ballantine Books




On:           Apr 23, 2012
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    • jason

      Nobody believes Simon on his sexuality. In my opinion, most of these women who say they’ve slept with him are either lying or they’re being paid to exaggerate his heterosexuality.

      He’s quite possibly bisexual and has had relationships with men. My researchers are looking into it.

      Apr 23, 2012 at 8:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Torrie

      I never thought he was gay tbh. Where the fuck are people getting this from?

      Apr 23, 2012 at 9:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Don

      I think he’s just a staunch metrosexual. Simon seems more like an oblivious straight guy who thinks paying that much attention to his appearance will get him wore women. I don’t think he gets that its coming off as femme and thats why the gay association is being made.

      Apr 23, 2012 at 11:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander

      Nothing like trading in stereotypes.

      Apr 23, 2012 at 11:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlackRockRitual


      Everyone is fond of owls!

      Except for mice and shrews,

      … and Simon Cowells!

      Apr 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlackRockRitual

      He’s the King of the beavers!

      You cannot deceives us, and you can’t fool owls!

      Apr 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      Simon Cowell has a heterosexual image to maintain within the homophobic music industry. It’s still largely a homophobic industry, especially in relation to men. Having a man marketed as gay or bi is completely forbidden.

      Apr 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mb00

      Not everyone in this industry is gay. Just cause the man takes care of himself the way he doesn’t means shit. Isn’t that perpetuating the same stereotypes we’re so desperatley trying separate ourselves from?

      Apr 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dannyboi2

      I want to believe him, He can be whatever he wants with all the millions he’s worth. I don’t think being gay would hurt him one bit. Maybe he’d scare parents with his boy bands… would be my only consideration why he’s not out. Otherwise, I like Simon his become part of our culture and I could careless what he does in bed.

      Apr 23, 2012 at 8:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mc

      I haven’t heard any rumors about Simon with other men really, so I’ll assume he’s straight like he says. It’s funny but to me he gives off a very asexual vibe like how I used to think of Michael Jackson. Simon just seems like he likes things in an orderly fashion and comes across as persnickety and that sex of any kind would be too messy for him. That’s why none of his relationships looked real to me. I still enjoyed Idol in the early days and he was funny.

      Apr 24, 2012 at 12:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • qwerty23

      What is with the bitchy tone? Did Simon diss an American Idol contestant that you liked?

      Apr 24, 2012 at 2:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jimmy Velvet

      Let the breeders have him….we don’t want him!

      Apr 24, 2012 at 8:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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