A tweet about gay boys and their love of particular pop divas and female celebrities has gone viral and prompted a huge amount of debate.
Caleb Hearon is a comedian, screenwriter and podcaster. Last week, he tweeted: “When gay boys turn 13 years old the universe assigns them one woman working in entertainment. From that point forward their purpose on earth becomes supporting this woman so hard that the force of their love for her could literally kill them.”
when gay boys turn 13 years old the universe assigns them one woman working in entertainment. from that point forward their purpose on earth becomes supporting this woman so hard that the force of their love for her could literally kill them.
— caleb hearon (@calebsaysthings) April 7, 2022
The tweet has had over 134k likes, 9k retweets, and over a thousand comments.
Caleb himself added, “Mine is Julia Roberts. I love u girl.”
Many others added their own assignments: female celebrities they refuse to stop following regardless of age.
For. EVER. It will NEVER stop. I love her because I love her. pic.twitter.com/Oa9KH1GeSN
— Guapo Negro. (@ablackgayman) April 7, 2022
I was assigned GAGA 🥺 pic.twitter.com/hf2UlJ2i3V
— Omar (@rebelwithacos) April 7, 2022
It hasn’t been easy but dammit… ride or die! pic.twitter.com/2WjkgsxaZh
— hallie parker (@dontcallmeJJ) April 7, 2022
OK but why is mine Queen Latifah and why was it specifically bc of her role in Last Holiday.
— Son of Morpheus (@_steezychuy) April 7, 2022
She can be a handful, but we are still going strong. pic.twitter.com/UqNdUnf3Lo
— popadoodledoo 🌈🏃♂️ (@popadoodledo) April 7, 2022
We’ve certainly had our differences, as gay men and their divas tend to do. At the end of the day, however, I’m still the kid listening to the”Like a Prayer” album on vinyl and poring over those liner notes. pic.twitter.com/alxVCsApAx
— Curtis M. Wong (@CurtisMWong) April 8, 2022
Mine was Roseanne. You can imagine how the past several years have been.
— LL CooI Gay (@LLCooIGay) April 7, 2022
— darren c #CherCrew (@njcolbyco) April 7, 2022
Grace Jones. Her work speaks for itself
— Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) April 7, 2022
Just worked out that I was actually 14 when this was released (barely) but I was of course in love with Kylie already, thanks to Neighbours. pic.twitter.com/96sxVDXwaO
— Bearded Bear Bare Bottom (GC 24/3 – 4/4) (@beardedbottm) April 7, 2022
It was SMG for most of us 90s gay boys right? pic.twitter.com/p4M1a9tY1M
— RSC (@jumbatronic) April 7, 2022
And it wasn’t just the gay guys who chipped in.
(and it’s Gillian Anderson)
— aja, alive and trying to do better (@AjaWorthyDavis) April 7, 2022
Have you had a longtime devotion to one particular entertainer that will always stay with you?