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Taylor Lautner Gives Oprah 3 Reasons for Fans to Think He’s Gay

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Today on Oprah in a pre-taped segment, Twilight‘s brood will explain to the doyenne of spirituality why America’s tweens and moms go ape-shit over a series of terrible movies. But Oprah will also try to get personal. And for those looking for reasons to think Taylor Lautner is a homogay, he delivers.

Oprah asks Taylor what he looks for in a woman. He responds: “Specifically — I have to choose a lady right now?” The gay in you wants to say, “What, he doesn’t want to choose a lady?”

He says an ideal lady would have “loyalty.” The gay in you wants to say, “Yeah, loyalty to keep his gay secret!”

And then Robert Pattinson jumps in and offers, “Must like beef patties.” And the gay in you wants to SCREAM: “Because he likes the meat!”

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51 Comments

  • Wy

    I can’t shake the feeling that I’m missing something…

  • Wy

    @Wy: Ahh I hoped that would do it – nvm.

  • Tessie Tura

    His answer was totally gender-neutral. If I had been in his shoes (and if I were hetero) I would have said instead “someone who can totally let loose and be herself and have fun”.

    If there was any doubt that he was GAY GAY GAY, those 37 seconds are pretty convinving that he does play for our team, that he is a member of the committee, that he sings in the choir, that he is a friend of Dorothy, and so on, and so on.

  • Kieran

    I didn’t see the entire interview, but isn’t it a bit boorish in this day and age for Oprah to automatically assume a male actor would be looking for qualities in a woman? Oprah could have just as easily asked what qualities are you looking for in a person.

  • Cam

    Oprah…who has constantly dealt with gay rumors feeds him a line guarenteed to allow him to stay in the closet by specifying “Woman”??

    To me, when I see somebody suspected of being a closeted case like Oprah, specifically feeding an opportunity like that, it pretty much solidifies him being gay to me. Way to keep reinforcing that Hollywood Closet there Oprah.

  • Baxter

    @Kieran: Considering that the vast majority of men on the planet are heterosexual, it seems like a perfectly fine assumption to make.

  • AlwaysGay

    Before I accepted my sexuality these questions were very difficult to take so I would avoid situations where they would come up. That’s why Jonathan Knight had severe social anxiety because he couldn’t avoid those situations. You live in fear of being outed and losing your status: family, friends and jobs.

  • Cam

    No. 5 · Baxter
    @Kieran: Considering that the vast majority of men on the planet are heterosexual, it seems like a perfectly fine assumption to make.
    _______________________

    1. The vast majority in Hollywood are not straight.

    2. The vast majority of people in the U.S. are white and christian, so I guess you think that no consideration should be taken of anybody else.

  • Marcus

    Another nail in the coffin, Taylor.

  • CaliberGuy

    @AlwaysGay:
    I was the exact same way, I could never have been in any sort of public spot light when I was in the closet, mater of fact i tryed to avoide it, to avoide being asked any kind of personal questions. Espicaly about women, the what are you looking for where hard but the worst was who do you find sexy, that was the damn mine feald when you have no sexualaraction to the ladys at all!!

  • christopher di spirito

    I wonder, does the skin color-obsessed Big Mama O classify Taylor Lautner as a “fudgy,” a “gingerbread,” or, a “vanilla cream?”

  • Hilarious

    He stuck to gender neutral pronouns, was noticeably nervous, and had an overreaction any time anyone said anything while he nervously tried to answer the question.

    Draw your own conclusions. Pretty open and shut.

  • thedarkchariot

    Wow. He is gayer than the day is long (unless he’s not and I totally respect that).

    No seriously, if he is gay, why doesn’t he come out? Argh. We need more gay actors in Hollywood. Would the backlash against his character in Twilight be that huge? I mean I thought he was pretty popular.

    Was there a huge backlash against Clay Aiken when he came out? (Don’t laugh, we’re having a serious discussion here!)

  • CONVERSATION CHAMBER

    @thedarkchariot: No, there most likely wouldn’t be a backlash against his Twilight role. That’s already in the can. The studio isn’t going to destroy the prints. The movie itself is bigger than Taylor Lautner, so Twilight fans by and large probably aren’t going to forsake it, or his role in it.

    The question is: if he came out (assuming he’s gay), would he continue to get roles equal to that? He’s obviously being groomed to be a heroic/action-y/young romantic lead type. Would he still get those kinds of offers…or would “gay” alter his image to the point where it’d slow down *that* momentum, and he’d have to try and come up with a plan-B?

    Clay Aiken fans probably still appreciate the early image of him as an American Idol hopeful, and the music he early in his career…but if he were to release a new album tomorrow, could he still count on the majority of the fanbase he had the day before he came out still being there to eagerly check for it, or did his coming out cool their enthusiasm for him from there on out?

    These are questions that gay celebrities have to ponder, and most of them don’t do it with an activist, or socio-political, slant. They do it from a “how will this affect my careers bottom line?”

    If he came out, would Taylor Lautner continue to be a rising young actor – who just happened to be gay – or would he be thought of as a “gay actor,” while the studio heads in the meantime give all the seminal roles to Pattinson instead?

  • rollseyes

    Oh please, get the fuck over it. He is NOT gay. Not ALL hot guys are gay, people!

  • ossurworld

    Yes, he’s an actor, but not a believable one.

  • Michael

    @rollseyes: Sorry, but he is gay. He went to the People’s Choice Awards with his boyfriend. The classic thing is Hugh Jackman showed up with his boyfriend too.

  • Bobert

    “somebody”

  • Killa

    Taylor would seriously end a nice beginning to a career if he comes out now. First of all, your appeal is with the women. Ladies buy into romance flicks and superhero drama’s. His whole market is based on how wet he can get the hetero girls panties. He knows this, producers know this, whole hollywood knows this. If in fact he is gay, I would keep that to myself till I’m 50 with no more good looks and ready to retire from show biz.

  • Damien

    I don’t know much about him but didn’t he date that Taylor Swift for a little while? Or were they just friends? He could definitely be gay I think. If he is, it would be a tough situation to be in, at least now when the mass majority of his fans are tween girls each of whom are planning their wedding with him.

  • hester

    @Michael: How do you know he brought his bf to PCA? Were you there? And who is Taylor’s bf? That dude in Vegas?

  • joeyblwy

    He’s gotta be gay because he’s so good-looking, right?

    Keep on dreaming!

  • hester

    @Michael:
    I am very curious. How do you know he brought his bf to PCA? And Hugh too? Were you there? And who is Taylor’s bf? That dude in Vegas?

  • Hilarious

    @joeyblwy: I take it you walk around with your eyes shut?

    There are plenty of HOT gay guys around the world who aren’t celebrities and actually are attainable.

    The speculation has nothing to do with anyone wanting to get into his pants because gay or not because a vast majority of us will never have the opportunity to do so anyway.

    It’s just entertaining to speculate. Why does that bother you personally? Is he a friend in your head or something?

    FYI it’s usually a clear sign when a guy is gay if he gets nervous when asked what he looks for in a woman. There’s nothing to be nervous about if you’re straight, it’s a rather simple question that shouldn’t catch anyone off-guard. So things like that cause people to speculate in the first place.

  • tjr101

    Don’t know much about Taylor Lautner but if he is gay I can see how torturous it can be for someone like him. And he is still very young. It could also mean the end of his career because gay men is not his target market, tween girls are. Lautner is still a kid and we all here can speculate but it’s up to him to deal with it in his own way (if he is gay).

  • David Ehrenstein

    If he were to come out as gay his career would be bigger than ever. Teenage girls LOVE Teh Ghey. Look at how they worship Adam Lambert.

  • Marc

    @Damien: Yes, he bearded with Taylor Swift, but they were bad at pretending so it was soon over.

  • Bert

    Taylor Lautner is the highest paid teen actor in America. He was supposedly offered $8 million for the flex movie or whatever. That’s an insane amount of money for an 18 year old actor to already be making. Not to mention that he’s probably the most well-liked by the media from the Twilight cast. If he came out now, his career would go to shit. As sad as that is.

    In my honest opinion, I think he is gay. The fact that he answered Oprah’s question with another question, “Specifically? I have to choose right now?” is totally obvious. The gender-neutral pronouns and his articulation in his response (no offense, I know this is a stereotype) are red flags too.

    Either way, he’s 18. How many gay American kids come out at 18? I’d bet it’s a pretty small percentage. And those 18 year olds don’t have millions of dollars and a career they’ve practically given up their childhood for and have spent the majority of their lives building. I’m 22 and still feel like an adolescent most of the time. If he did come out, now of all times, that would be astonishing to me. He’d have to be the strong

  • Bert

    Taylor Lautner is the highest paid teen actor in America. He was supposedly offered $8 million for the flex movie or whatever. That’s an insane amount of money for an 18 year old actor to already be making. Not to mention that he’s probably the most well-liked by the media from the Twilight cast. If he came out now, his career would go to shit. As sad as that is.

    In my honest opinion, I think he is gay. The fact that he answered Oprah’s question with another question, “Specifically? I have to choose right now?” is totally obvious. The gender-neutral pronouns and his articulation in his response (no offense, I know this is a stereotype) are red flags too.

    Either way, he’s 18. How many gay American kids come out at 18? I’d bet it’s a pretty small percentage. And those 18 year olds don’t have millions of dollars and a career they’ve practically given up their childhood for and have spent the majority of their lives building. I’m 22 and still feel like an adolescent most of the time. If he did come out, now of all times, that would be astonishing to me.

  • Jasun

    @David Ehrenstein: Apples and oranges. Adam Lambert is Boy George-esque eccentric, and screamed “gay” from the minute he stepped on the scene. He was never set up to be a heartthrob for teenage girls. Furthermore, he came out early in his career – so not only did no one get snowed on the idea of him being straight, but he wasn’t marketed that way either. 12 year old girls want TL for a boyfriend, not for their gay best friend. If he came out, it would ruin his current marketability. He’d be forced to step down from bigger, starring vehicles to second tier supporting roles (if that.)

  • Lenny

    Everyones gay, in the gay mans eyes..there was nothing wrong with his answer, people always just want to make up stuff, its not like any of us gays would even have a chance, but he could be BI sexual, why gay?? why stereotype.

  • Dan

    Did you see how much he was blushing while answering those questions? He got scared and taken off guard.

  • Victim of circumstance

    @ rollseyes & joeyblwy: in my experiences, most of the better looking guys are.

  • Capt Obvious

    Its been about a year since he’s been linked with anyone. Hes an 18 year old red blooded male, he would be dating or want companionship from someone by now- so I think it’s safe to assume that hes gay.

    His situation is different from other actors, he is supporting his entire family. If he was to be outed at this point and his career destroyed as a result, he would not be the only wounded party. He seems to be a smart, level headed man and I think he’s playing this very close to the vest.

    Let him make his mark on Hollywood then he can come out if and when he decides to. Why didn’t Oprah ask Rob Pattinson or Kristen Stewart what they wanted in a partner? Why did she take it on herself to put Taylor on the spot like that? So glad she’s retiring.

  • nambla99

    he might be gay

    who knows who cares

  • mymy

    Hay u realy don’t no if he’s gay and he’s most likly not have any of u dum asses assumed just the littlest bit he’s been hurt from being in a relation ship or maybe he’s just not interested in a relation ship at all rite now but u now wat the worst part about this is u guys just assumed he never said that he wasn’t look 4 any 1 nor did he say he’s gay so unless he says that he’s gay or just not lookin 4 any body rite now stop assumeing damn and a nother thing if its not u then shut ur damn mouth and stop gossipingu guys havint realized people kill them selfs bcaws of peaple calling them gay so please just shut ur damn mouth if ur gay and u want people to now it then fine great go nuts tell the entire world who cares if u r gay if its not u that’s gay then please stop callen people gay it doesn’t matter if its not u stop talkin about gay people I mean seriusly dus it even matter if they r no so shut ur mouth and stop talkiin about and if he was gay witch he is NOT then why wuld he have gone out with taylor swift u guys realy just don’t think very much at all and by the way its ok 4 a guy to have a guy frend

  • Soupy

    Does your mother know that you are up this late and on a gay website? Go to bed immediately!

  • Nate

    @mymy:
    It’s nice that your trying to preach and everything, but people are more inclined to listen to you, if they don’t have to pronounce out loud what you write just to know what the hell your saying :)

  • billy

    @mymy:
    i completely agree with the majority of what you say, who really cares if he is gay, its not that bigger deal nor is it anyone else business. people are reading to much into this… though just because he dated a girl doesnt make him straight either… we have friends and they were married for like 9 years and had 2 children then the dad came out as being gay. but yeah who cares as well as its his business

  • Josh

    Gender neutral pronouns when asked about an ideal mate = HOMO!!!

  • Maria

    There was no need for Oprah to ask that question. Why do people ask celebrities these stupid questions about what qualities they look for in a lover anyway? It has nothing to do with their career or their movies.

    I happen to think Taylor Lautner is gay, and Robert Pattinson and Kellan Lutz probably are too, not to mention Kristen Stewart. They all ping to high heavens. But because of the way the industry works, none of them are going to come out so we will have to see fake PR romances for the next several years at least.

  • bob

    he could be gay

    if he is
    i’d totally pound that hot little ass of his

  • Margaret

    @Maria: Yep, your so right!

  • mark

    @Wy: you did not miss anything, taylor lautner is just another young, successful, talented, rich hollywood star who has to deflect this type of bashing, the more you defend him the more gay comments come and as too robert’s comment about the woman must love beef patties, let me let you in on a very open story, because he was working out and eating every two hours, taylor had to carry around a cooler on the set with food for him to eat, hence beef patties, duh. i wish everyone would leave this young man alone and focus on his career instead of his personal life of only 18yrs

  • lergu

    damn he is shitin bricks

  • Matt, UK

    From looking at that video, I would conclude that he possibly is gay. Just by the panicked look in his eyes, and how red his face went; they are all classic songs.
    But equal, who am I to say this? It is something that only he knows and something that will remain closeted for many more years to come.

  • Matt, UK

    P.s. i apolagise for the gramatical errors, damn autocorrect on iPhone is the culpret.

  • taytaygaygay

    @Matt, UK:

    LOL

  • Straight girl

    I have to admit I’ve had a couple of red flags go up on my gay meter while watching Taylor’s career the last few years. But, I also know he was supposedly very privately dating his high school girlfriend at this time – who is not a celebrity. So it’s very possible out of respect for her, the question made him very uncomfortable.
    Obviously his response did not seem natural. But was it because he’s gay or because he’s got to lie and pretend to be single when he’s not? Who knows?
    Either way, it’s got to be pretty messed up to have to live a lie and closet your homosexuality or your significant other because people will judge you whatever you choose to do.

  • tinkerbellupyoass

    @Straight girl:

    he’s a gay cocksuckin bottom

  • CN123

    I’ve always gotten the gay vibe from him. It’s his whole voice and the way he carries himself and even when he’s in a relationship with a girl it’s always really awkward. After reading his Rolling Stones interview when he doesn’t even try to defend himself when he’s asked about his sexuality, and now this Oprah interview were he just looks uncomfortable. I feel like his management make interviewers talk about girls as much as possible for the Twilight franchise. I think he’s also afraid now due to his high platform, coming out will result in loosing majority of his female fans and a career. Oh, and lets also not forget this YouTube video, this tops it all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzW0qNrlR9w

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