Somebody That We Used To Know: Gotye Says Trans Rumor A “Hoax”

Gotye, whose song “Somebody That I Used to Know” was just about to finally leave our head, claims rumors he’s transgender are a “hoax”

The Belgian-Australian singer (real name: Wouter “Wally” De Backer) told E! that there was gossip he, like Against Me lead singer Laura Jane Grace, would begin living as a woman. Talking about another rumor that he had died, De Backer said, “Apparently there’s been a sex-change hoax as well.”

Opting not to outright deny the rumor, he replied, “Maybe it’s fun keeping it open.”