In a recent interview with Esquire UK, Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor discusses his long history of being called a homosexual:
‘[A headline read] ‘George Clooney’s Gay-Gay-Gay.’ And I said, ‘I’m gay-gay. The third one’s pushing it, … Well now, [according to the Internet] I’m gay. You’re not going [to deny it] because that’s flat-out insulting to the gay community.
Clooney is a noted advocate for the LGBT community: During the 2012 elections he even worked on marriage-equality fundraisers alongside Ricky Martin and Barack Obama and starred in 8, the play about California’s Proposition 8, alongside Brad Pitt and Martin Sheen.
The Gravity star certain has his love life paraded in the tabloids, but as he told The Advocate he’s not interested in denying rumors that he’s gay:
I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, ‘These are lies! … That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community.
I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a shit.
And that’s why we love George Clooney