The British news outlet The Daily Mail reacted with hysteria this weekend by publishing a story about hunky gay actor Andrew Scott looking for love on Grindr. We’re just wondering why it’s even newsworthy.
Reporter Charlotte Griffiths claims to also have a copy of Scott’s shirtless photo, dubbing it “too racy” to publish, but adds: “let’s just say he’s not called the Hot Priest for nothing.”
In her write-up, she appears to pity Scott for needing to “resort to a smartphone app to secure a date.” Apparently Griffiths thinks that stardom comes with a free matchmaking service.
Andrew Scott, now 43, rocketed to stardom as the sexually ambiguous Jim Moriarty on the hit series Sherlock. Last year, he earned rave reviews for his work on Fleabag in which he played a character dubbed “Hot Priest.” Buzzfeed also dubbed Scott The Hottest Man on TV for his performance.
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Scott had previously had a relationship with writer Stephen Beresford, though the two split last year. In interviews, Scott has said that being in a long-term relationship changed his view of sex and relationships and endorsed casual sex as a shame-free activity. “Sometimes having casual sex with people is what you need to do,” Scott told podcaster Elizabeth Day. “It’s really important. You learn from people. It’s not about the length of time you spend with somebody.”
We tend to agree. We’d also like to submit ourselves as candidates for Scott’s potential dating. Where’s the filter on Grindr for that?
So the anti-LGBT reporter makes it sound like a shirtless photo is “Too Hot” to actually show. Meanwhile they do topless women’s photos in more than one British paper.
This woman should stay out of gay mens business. What he chooses to do with his own personal life is HIS business and only HIS business; and in all honesty her “pity” sounds very condescending and comes across as ignorant/homophobic. She is looking for a rise from the LGBT community and sadly she’s got it. People will say or do anything these days to get a little bit of attention… I actually pity her.
You’re so right! Politically the Mail is somewhere to the right of Adolf, and they will tell blatant lies to please their audience. They themselves have often been criticised for showing gratuitous pictures of young women that might not be topless but are certainly salacious. They’re gutter press pretending to be respectable.
This guy, Andrew Scott looks so much like young gorgeous Canadian gay porn star Gabriel Clarke it’s uncanny. If you don’t believe this, check out PornHub.com. Gabriel Clarke’s gorgeous and from his bio and an interview he did, doesn’t seem stuck up like so many porn stars. How refreshing.
He definitely looks like Gabriel. And I’ve spoken to Gabriel before, he’s very genuine and down to Earth.
Please do not call The [email protected] [email protected] a new outlet, it is pure gutter journalism.
You do realize you’re directing that comment to Queerty? Gutter journalism IS real news to someone looking up from the sewer.
Did any of you actually read the article it linked to? While I don’t need to boost The Daily Mail, there was nothing hysterical about her article. In fact, she was almost camp when she said his pic was “almost too racy,” and I notice not one of the gay blogs calling her terrible and homophobic poster the picture either.
There’s a LOT to be outraged about in the world, but this cute article about how an actor of his fame and looks still needs a dating app is not it. It’s fun and relates to his own comments about how sometimes you just need to hook up for a night.
For God’s sake, read and learn who and what is really going on before we judge. It’s what we want them to do.
That is one good looking priest!
The Daily Mail is one of the world’s most notorious “trash media” outlets, even being one of the select handful that Wikipedia has added to its list of ‘sources’ that it will not accept as a reliable reference for its entries. The moment that I saw that name mentioned in the first paragraph, I lost interest in anything that followed, because their reactionary stupidity can simply be taken as read.
Ok, usually I am a terrific internet sleuth…I cannot find this “racy” photo! Help a voyeur out! LOL
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