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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.”

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7 Comments

  • DJ

    Gotye’s music sucks. It would not be surprising if he started this rumor about himself just to pique interest in his band’s music and boost sales.

  • Frasco

    @DJ: I suppose you prefer disco and club music? I cherish the seldom moments when someone with actual musical talent penetrates the popular music charts.

  • Geri

    @DJ: #1 in 25 countries “Somebody That I Used to Know” = 37 x Platinum discs for worldwide and counting – with just 1 song.

    Yep, this kid really needs a gimmick like this to boost his sales.

  • gppm1103

    @DJ:

    He’s got almost 300,000,000 hits on You Tube and is a hit everywhere he goes.

    I think “his music sucks”….is sour grapes.

    GO GOTYE!

  • Brandon

    Frasco-Yeah and in today’s world of talentless youtube celebrities/musicians who want instant fame, Gotye does not have actual talent at all.

  • P J

    Sorry all… I’m happy they are successful… but that song just reminds me of a potential Peter Gabriel “B” side… but then again “Call me maybe” became also a huge hit… (I start humming “ga ga oh la la roma ro ma ma out outloud whenever I unfortunately am exposed/subjected to that commercial pollution when in a store or restaurant… to avoid permanent brain damage)… Maybe the “Old Guard” artists need to get back composing / recording real music to snap the young so-called hipster generation out of their commercial iPod crap lul… Just my humble opinion… Love all and peace.

  • Geri

    @P J: ” Maybe the “Old Guard” artists need to get back composing / recording real music to snap the young so-called hipster generation out of their commercial iPod crap lul”

    Errr Gotye is 32 and released his first album nearly 10 years ago. Do you know how old you’re sounding? :)

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