X-Factor Star Not A Gay


Austin Drage, a contestant on Australia’s musically-inclined competition, The X-Factor, came out this week to tell the world he’s not gay.

The rumors started on Sunday, when gay glossy DNA‘s website described the singer as “openly gay,” a remark that brought all sorts of kudos from the island’s queers.

Not willing to take undeserved praise for his gay bravery, Drage told his local press: “I am sorry to disappoint but I am not gay. But I am very flattered to have a gay fan base. And I appreciate all the support I have been getting while on The X Factor.”

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29 Comments

  • MEN-SOR

    total butterface

    looks like a toned up K.D. Lang.

  • Lessthan

    you’re a dick

  • Key

    He handled it alright, with a thanks to his gay fans. Hope the kid goes far in his game show.

  • hardmannyc

    More pictures, please!

  • Darth Paul

    Stupid tatts, but he’s pretty…so I can overlook that.

  • jack

    and its a BRITISH show, not australian, for pity’s sake.

    and if that’s a butterface, i bet you sleep alone… a lot.

    as it happens, he’s quite a good performer who hasn’t quite sorted himself out yet.

  • Steff

    What the hell? This is a British show which is run in the UK.

  • Nitesurf

    That is one cute dude there.

  • CitizenGeek

    Like Jack said; The X Factor is a British series. Seriously guys, get a fucking proof reader for fuck’s sake!

  • Nick

    I so wish we could see pictures of the ones who constantly call people butterface on here.

    Anyway, kids, X-Factor is licensed all over the world, just like Pop Idol became American Idol. And frankly, almost every other reality show…

    Surely there is something else to get upset over…

  • Steff

    In isolation I’d agree Nick, but little slip ups like this keep happening here, and it’s damaging Queerty’s good name! ;)

  • Mike

    Can you imagine if he were American, how ape shit he would have gone over someone calling him gay?

  • Ray

    so hot

  • Trenton

    His tattoos are a Chinese tranliteration of a name…Paige or Peg. Something like that. So I’ll agree with whomever said “Dumb Tattoos.” It’s quite obtuse to get one of those if you don’t speak the language. And while he’s cute, and he might be marginally talented, methinks he has no clue how to speak much of anything at all.

  • Mike

    Nice, classy response.

    Cute kid.

  • ILOVEZ

    With his beauty, he should have been gay. What a waste!!!!

  • Bitch Republic

    While X-Factor may or may not be licensed in Australia, the article linked to in this very Queerty article is from the UK and from the context of the article, it appears that Austin is from the UK, not Australia. Maybe Andrew (Queerty) got confused by the DNA magazine reference, which magazine is from Australia.

    People are right. There are so many mistakes on Queerty on a daily/hourly basis that it is maddening.

  • Darth Paul

    His tattoos are a Chinese tranliteration of a name…Paige or Peg. Something like that. So I’ll agree with whomever said “Dumb Tattoos.”

    Thanks…but there’s no such thing as chinese transliterations, esp given that mandarin and cantonese have totally different pronunciations for the same characters. Their characters are not exactly phonetically set, like w/non-kanji japanese or korean.

  • audiored

    He’s pretty! mmmmmmm

  • Tim

    But, his tattoo says, “I’m gay” in Chinese.

  • Trenton

    “Thanks…but there’s no such thing as chinese transliterations, esp given that mandarin and cantonese have totally different pronunciations for the same characters. Their characters are not exactly phonetically set, like w/non-kanji japanese or korean.”

    This I know, DP. When I said “Chinese” I meant Standard Mandarin, which is the most widely used, of course, though perhaps being less specific marginalized all the various dialects. lalala. In any case, that’s why I can’t tell exactly how it is meant to be pronounced (beyond the fact that there is no way to transpose English and Chinese phonetics 1:1). I must add, however, that though Mandarin and Cantonese have different pronunciations, each character consistently makes one sound within a single dialect, just like Hangul and Kana. One caveat on that statement: the Chinese I have studied is pre-simplification (easier to compare to Japanese) so there may exist some cases where two characters were simplified in a convergent fashion as one, whereby they would produce two different sounds, though for what I know of the process of simplification this would be impossible. I’m no expert, though. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  • Puddy Katz

    The editor or whatever thought it said Austrian which he thought was part of England and shit.

  • alan brickman

    he’s just sayin that to save his career….

  • Jaxson67

    come on AUSTRALIA is the largest island in the world with 21million inhabitants, look on the map people! we aren’t Austria or England

  • Kevin

    I think he’s lying about having a girlfriend. I think that’s just to cover that he’s not gay. I think he is gay but covering it up. At the judge’s houses, he calls up his mum as if he’s like a mummy boy. Not saying he is. But all the crying as well. I don’t think he’s straight. Boy singers like his type are normally gay anyway.

  • Adam

    alright alright… everybody in this whole fucking world is gay…

  • RSM

    Certainly looks like a gay!
    But hey whos worried?
    As long as he does not force it on us straights then leave him alone

  • name

    What?,

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