Saturday, June 23, 2012

Was Chace Crawford Outed?


It looks like The New York Observer has decided to out Chace Crawford. They wrote an article about sexuality and actors and how a man had been enjoying the company of another man at a premiere party and how that man was Chace Crawford. Only, they are kind of sneaky about it. They only mention Chace's name at the end when they say this about the premiere party. “There’s also the simple matter of defusing the knowing laughter of a public that maybe just doesn’t care that much anymore. ‘If you’re in the closet,’ said [Lance] Bass, ‘you get made fun of more than if you just come out!’ If he’s in fact gay, that’s a lesson Chace Crawford—the dashing, engrossed young man at the premiere—may do well to heed.”

45 comments:

strawberrygirl said...

You're nothing more than a bully if you try and out someone. People hurt themselves because they simply weren't ready to tell people. It's personal and should remain so.

Popcorn Sutton said...

And he was so high that he didn't care.....

In all seriousness, this is bs to the fullest degree if true.

angel said...

I think a person should handle the most intimate detail of their personal life in whatever way they feel most comfortable. They are actors, and should not be cajoled into being poster boys for anyone's activist agenda. That said, the magazine is probably right. Speculation won't stop for a high profile figure who's suspected of having a secret side.

nolachickee said...

Snap, New York Observer. That's really douche of an "esteemed" publication. This really pisses me off. Heed this, mother fuckers - keep outing people, and you'll meet my friend, karma.

Jaiden_S said...

I thought he and Westwick were outed a while ago. Regardless, that was shitty of them to do. Chase should be able to come out or not come out on his own terms.

G said...

@ Popcorn bs to the fullest if true? If it IS true then it isn't bs. It's factual.

In some circles Chace's sexuality has been an open secret.

I agree, however, that celebrities shouldn't be outed unless they are on an anti-gay bandwagon like some of those moral majority people.

FS said...

I just assume they are all gay until I get definitive proof of their straightness. ;)

But seriously, leave the open secrets and the glass closets as they are. No one should be outed against their will. Let's call it the Anderson Cooper rule.

billybob said...

I’m with strawberrygirl. A person’s sexuality is nobody else’s business but their own and their partner’s.

childeroland said...

What strawberrygirl said, absolutely.

MISCH said...

I thought this was common knowledge...
and that
blake was a beard for penn....

EmEyeKay said...

Lame.

Nutty_Flavor said...

I've got to disagree with the group here. If Chace Crawford is making out with a guy at a semi-public event (I assume that's what the NY Observer means by "enjoying the company of another man"), then he IS out of the closet.

It's ridiculous to me that celebrities do something completely normal and natural in plain sight and everyone watching is supposed to keep mum about it out of respect for their 'privacy' and 'he should be able to come out on his own terms.'

He HAS come out. He's got his tongue in some guy's mouth. What more do you want? Is he only 'out' when he gives an interview to Kneepads?

If he wants privacy, he should kiss his boyfriend at home.

musesx9 said...

wow! So not cool. Why are people concerned with homosexuality, but not heterosexuality? You never hear, the heterosexual actor Dennis Quaid, or Jason Stratham...why???
So not cool for them to mention Travolta, Cooper, etc. when they haven't discussed it themselves. Isn't that a form of bullying? Ridiculous

RenoBlondee said...

I'm with @Nutty_Flavor on this one.
That's exactly what I was thinking.

timebob said...

I thought Carrie Underwood had already outed him when she said in a round about way she was Chace's beard girlfriend.

I don't think he will have much of a career when Gossip Girl ends whether he is gay or straight next year. He is hardly on it as it is.

timebob said...

I agree with Nutty, but I also think the lines have blurred where you are out in your personal life but in the closet for your professional life.

Media isn't going to respect your lines anymore.

MaiTai Heart said...

I can never for the life of me understand why people feel the need to out a person's sexual orientation! It's like someone releasing all your medical & bank records to the world. It really upsets me. P.S I'd still smash lol. If he'd have me!

Sarah said...

I am torn. I think it's mean spirited to put that story in the media if it's not common knowledge, but I also dislike the idea that someone publicly shows their true affinity then plants lies in the media.
My feeling is that if your sexuality is truly secret, keep it at home. If you're making out with someone at a place with cameras or reporters, that's fair game.

Dark-River said...

agree with Nutty... any situation in which a "seen canoodling with..." item would be appropriate shouldn't have to hide the gender of the canoodle-ee.

Basil said...

Been a member and poster of the CDAN community for a couple of years now. Whenever something like this comes up, I really do appreciate most commenters who say if someone is gay it is no problem to them and how they should be allowed to NOT talk about it if they choose.

I see a big double standard in the entertainment world and gossip world. Straight actors/actresses are bloody well expected to talk about their relationships in interviews, and they DO talk about them. A gay actor OTOH gets a tacit pass from media not to talk about it. Now why is that do you think? I know why. Because if an actor comes out as gay, he will all of a sudden be doing community theatre. Neil Patrick Harris is the only one I know of that has managed to survive being outed and still keep his job. But with him, when he was outed, he already had a HUGE fan base dating right back to Doogie Howser. He's one of the lucky ones, but I don't think you will ever see him as the main romantic lead in a movie.

It really sucks, but if you want to have a lucrative career in Hollywood, you have to lie about your orientation, or your past arrest, or whatever.

supapimp said...

Get a room!

Popcorn Sutton said...

Well, G, I wasn't there so I don't know if it is or not. That's what I meant. Settle down.

Anyway, it is bs. Unfortunately, it could negatively impact his career and in that case, I absolutely believe it is his choice if he wants to come out publicly. He shouldn't have to just because it's an open secret.

luckylass said...

Basil: also Zachary Quinto and Matthew Bromer (Magic Mike!)

Middle-aged Diva (Carol) said...

From the sound of these comments, I think our society is starting to get over the significance of sexual orientation, to ANYTHING.

And oh, BTW, I saw Peace Love & Misunderstanding and Chance was not only gorgeous but very convincing as a hetero love interest. He is, after all, an ACTOR. Hope Hollywood gets some day soon the concept that if we ask straight actors to play gay, and they do it well, we can ask gay actors to play straight and they'll do it well, so who cares what someone is?

Then again, it sounds like most actors are gay, and since most roles are straight....oh this is so confusing.... ;-)))

Middle-aged Diva (Carol) said...

Chace. I meant Chace. Chace.

sylmarillion said...

Outing someone against their will is not cool, but I agree, if someone is 'canoodling' with a same-sex partner at a media event, he/she shouldn't be surprised that something eventually leaks to the press.

I hope that some day, it will no longer be an issue.

AuntJess said...

Douche move

CanadianMiss said...

Gah! As long as its consentual, legal, and not predatory, I don't care who f*cks whom.

Priscilla said...

Private means private. Now if he's drunk or high and sticking his tongue down someone's throat in public, well he's got worse issues to deal with than an outing IMO. I HATE outing people.

portlandjewel said...

*like*

bink said...

Nolachickee makes me LOL once again. bwahahaha

Layna Day said...

Maybe he just doesn't feel the need to talk about his sexuality. Maybe he's out on his own terms. As long as he and his partner are comfortable, what do I care?

But I don't like how the media and some fans are trying to bully some celebs into coming out. It's not our business. We don't expect straight celebs to come out. Why only gays and bisexuals?

For me, it's not a matter of privacy. It's a matter of minding your own damn business. Instead of worrying about who someone else is kissing, you go find someone to make out with.

Lizzie du said...

I agree !

CarmeliteLady said...

Its wrong to out anyone. Its his business when hes ready. For fucks sake. He should sue.

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Matt said...

I never understood why they continue to "out" or criticize people who live in the glass closet. These people aren't denying their sexuality. Just because they don't come out and say the words "i"m gay" doesn't matter. They live their life openly. Do straight celebs need to come out and say "I'm Straight" on the cover of People Magazine? The ones who hide it or deny it are a little different in my eyes. Not that I believe in outing them, but they sell us an image in order to make us spend money to on their products. So they are deceiving us, which is also not right. John Travolta doesn't hide it well, just because he's married with kids and says he's straight doesn't mean much when there are are paparazzi pictures of you kissing other men and tons of men coming forward. Tom Cruise hides it better. But the ones who are in the glass closet really should be left alone, They aren't lying to their fans or presenting a false image. They live their lives openly, they just don't speak about it.

Tr├ębuchet said...

ITA w/ Nutty: if you make out with someone at a party, you're fair game.

Who actors kiss/date has always been news. Eg, Blake Lively's love life is front and center, whether it's true with pics (w/ Leo, w/ Ryan) or just rumored (w/ Ben Affleck).

WHY WON'T CHACE FIX HIS LIP?!!!!

Hmm... so anyway I knew about Chace, but Westwick really?! (DAMN!)

jg610 said...

Times have changed. I don't think anyone cares which actors are gay or not gay. It is interesting however to see to what lengths they will go to to cover it up. Look at Tomkat - it's insane but so is he so.... Look at Travolta - they say his life is absolute hell...I just don't get it. This is 2012.

Mooshki said...

Chace wasn't "canoodling" with anyone. All he did was have a conversation with a man during a party. Who among us hasn't preferred to talk to a friend instead of a bunch of strangers from time to time? Maybe it was his date, maybe it wasn't, but he wasn't "going public" with anything. They should be ashamed of themselves.

figgy said...

Agree with every word @Nutty_Flavor said above.

Oh, and Chase was "outed" to me the moment I laid eyes upon him. Seriously, I have the most finely tuned gaydar of anyone I know. I remember in late elementary school, when kids were first starting to be aware of nascent sexual attraction, I knew who every gay boy and girl in the class was. Not that I said anything, any more than I would have said "did you know Mary has red hair?!" because it was that obvious and just a fact. And believe it or not, I turned out to be right in every case.

(Didn't stop me from thinking a couple of boyfriends in my stupid 20s were enough on the cusp to actually be straight...in this case I was dead wrong, haha)

figgy said...

I think that the sooner more gay celebrities come out, the sooner there will be a critical mass of powerful people who just happen to be gay. THAT'S what will make the masses finally get over it.

But as long as so many act like it's something to be ashamed of, there will be shame associated with it for many.

bg said...

Basil--I can see where you're coming from with the double-standard, but heterosexuality is not looked down upon or classified as something wrong by half of the country like homosexuality is. Who knows, maybe if there were no dbl-standard here, that would change--but for now, the different approach to homo & hetero actors in interviews (regarding private life) is necessary, albeit unfortunate, I think.

crila16 said...

It's known that he's gay, but no one has the right to out somebody else. It's difficult to come out as it is without the added pressure. Let him do it on his own time. It's no one's business but Chase's.

Nicki Anders said...

Maybe the picture is several clues: hair - chace, ice cream reference to photos of chace and Blake lively making ice cream together or some press he did with ice cream mascot maggie moo..

Nicki Anders said...

Maybe the picture is several clues: hair - chace, ice cream reference to photos of chace and Blake lively making ice cream together or some press he did with ice cream mascot maggie moo..