Kevin Spacey Addresses Gay Rumors
In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Kevin Spacey, Oscar winner and star of new film Casino Jack, finally addressed rumors that he’s gay – but he refused to really admit anything, claiming that he’s not living a lie and that personal lives should be left out of the media.
The reporter asked: We gay men have always proudly claimed you as a member of our tribe, and yet you don’t proudly claim us back. Why?
Kevin responded, “Look, I might have lived in England for the last several years but I’m still an American citizen and I have not given up my right to privacy.”
He continued: “I think what we have seen in terms of gay teenagers committing suicide because of bullying is anguishing. I think young people, if they are feeling like they are confused, need to know that there are people to talk to and that there are places they can go and not feel alone. But I feel that they have just as many rights as I do to not be bullied. And I don’t understand people who say, ‘Well, this is a terrible thing that is happening to this young person whose life is being exposed,’ and then turn around and do it to another person. People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone’s reasons in the same box. It’s just a line I’ve never crossed and never will.”
But does he have a responsibility to be out? “I don’t live a lie,” he said. “You have to understand that people who choose not to discuss their personal lives are not living a lie. That is a presumption that people jump to.”
“Look, at the end of the day people have to respect people’s differences. I am different than some people would like me to be. I just don’t buy into that the personal can be political. I just think that’s horseshit. No one’s personal life is in the public interest. It’s gossip, bottom line.”
What do you think? Should celebs come out to support young gay people around the country? When you choose to be an actor, don’t you also choose to live your life in the public eye?
As for gossip…you can act like you’re above it, but it’s never going to go away. It’s too interesting!