William Sledd‘s super excited about his new web-based Bravo-endorsed style show, Ask A Gay Man. The show, a spin-off from his unreasonably popular YouTube series of the same name, provides Sledd a platform for his particular brand of fashion.
As hype and publicity pick up, Sledd’s well aware of haters lurking in the shadows, ready to take aim at his twinkling star, but he isn’t concerned. He tells AfterElton:
Listen, the only people that hate me are the gays. I don’t know what it is. Maybe they’re jealous or they’re opinionated or whatever, but it doesn’t bother me at all. I joke about it. I’m like, the only people who hate me are the gays and the extreme religious people.
Maybe world peace isn’t such a pipe dream. As for being jealous or opinionated – where do you think we fall?
Sledd should be admired for his self-confidence. When asked about being known as a gay straight away, he replies:
As far as being stereotyped sometimes, that’s the only thing I dislike about the fame. Yes, I’m gay, but that’s not the only thing. It’s a part of me, and a part of me that I care about, but it’s not all of me. Besides that, it’s just me.
Ask A Gay Man about living contradictions…
Meanwhile, William’s personal life’s straining under the constant pressure of his celebrity. Take, for example, his relationship:
I’m taken, but [fame] has definitely hurt my relationship. I’ve been in a relationship for a very long time, but I don’t know how much longer it’s going to last.
Don’t worry, William, we’re sure this will all blow over. If not, maybe we can set you up with Bobby Trendy. You’d be the glossiest couple in all the land.