Monday, September 01, 2014

Blind Items Revealed

April 30, 2010

#1 - Which designer who recently died was HIV+ and was distraught over the fact he had infected at least four other people.

Alexander McQueen ( I was not going to ever reveal this, but apparently there is a new book being published which discusses it)

35 comments:

sugarbread maker said...

was 1 of them george michael??

He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper said...

Damn! So is that why he committed suicide? I thought it was about him being insanely close to his mum who'd just died (the day before or something, right?)...

The Real Dragon said...

I bet he wasn't distraught when he gave it to them. Unless they were aware and didn't care

bunny honey said...

I'm assuming he didn't know he was HIV+ which is why he was so distraught. By the time he did find out it was to late.

Fins to the Left! said...

good question sugar bread

Razz Beret said...

All around sad.

delete account said...

@He's the DJ....
Probably a combo of both.

The Real Dragon said...

@bunny well damn I could see that.

Sarah said...

That would truly haunt a person.

Sherry said...

Delete that's what I thought too. Finding out he was HIV and then losing his mom sent him over. So sad. Talented, talented man.

Joy Staley said...

Wow

((mind-blown))

Kat has left the building said...

Ditto @joy!!

Jacq said...

Why do the item if it'll never be revealed?

teresa crane said...

@Jacq - Enty wrote that there is a book coming out revealing this

Alexander McQueen was a true legend

I can see how this info would truly haunt a person

Seven of Eleven said...

I'm rather disappointed that Maureen Callahan decided this would be a good idea for a book.

shiro said...

Wow...This is why I couldn't be a celebrity now. Nothing is off limits. This must have been completely heartbreaking, and it says a lot about someone who would use it to sell a book

Yoj said...

@Sherry
He'd also lost his best friend and mentor, Isabella Blow, the previous year.

MISCH said...

This wasn't a secret….I though everyone knew this…the man liked to go bareback and look where it got him

Lexa said...

This was still back when Enty only selectively revealed blinds. He/she/they reveal pretty much everything these days.

auntliddy said...

If he didnt infect people on purpose, no fault. If he did, thats kinda heavy. Just rip now tho

Studio54 said...

You needed to reveal this Enty. That's what a promiscuous lifestyle brings, straight or gay. And it more than likely led to his suicide. It's all relevant to the facts.

Scallywag said...

@He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper, he may have been waiting for his mum to die before he did it.

Prunella Buggerweeds said...

This is gross Enty. Are you 100% sure this is going to come out in a book? What harm could there have been in waiting, just in case your intel is wrong.

AB said...

Why should this stay a secret? He engaged in high risk behavior either knowing he was positive or not caring enough to take precautions. The partners were either lied to or extremely negligent of their own behavior. Just because he was a high profile designer means no one should comment in this? He's too special to have to own his own actions?

Ms B'have said...

His suicide was devastating, what a tremendous loss. Hopefully he can continue to inspire people, even in death, to practice safer sex.

MinPinGirl said...

Well that explains a lot.

Bee Haven said...

Scallywag - good point!

AIP said...

Ahh, yer a gentleman and a scholar Enty!

*sideeye

Freya said...

This wasn't really blind item because how many well known designers died during that time?

Clicking the old blind, was the second one about the actor picking up a male escort revealed?

Doubtful since it would be outing someone, right?

RowdyRodimus said...

By knowing this and not revealing it, had he knowingly infected more people, you would've been part of the problem. Just because this person is famous (I've never heard of them but I don't follow "fashion") doesn't mean they get a pass on being a piece of shit person who has different rules than the rest of society. Too bad they offed themselves and never had to really face the consequences of their actions.

Bubbles said...

Rowdy, the point is he was devastated because he didn't knowingly infect anyone since he was unaware of his HIV status.

And Enty wouldn't have been part of the problem because the only way Enty would know for sure is if he were one of the people infected by him or Enty infected McQueen. Otherwise it's just heresay and gossip and amounts to nothing more.

CanadianMiss said...

Nowhere does it say he did it knowingly. Yes he might have been practicing unsafe sex, but so were his partners. The blame can't be all laid at his feet, personal responsibility has to come into play somewhere.

Land Manatee said...

@jacq

+1

Dingle Barry said...

The DM blurted this out today. I thought it was known that he was HIV+ but I had no idea he felt responsible for infecting others. I need to read the book, but were these men seeing others besides AQ? Has it been confirmed that he alone is responsible? I don't know if anyone knows those answers yet or ever. Such a tragedy.

rolotomassi said...

I definitely assumed he waited for his mum to pass away before harming himself & we knew he was horribly depressed & I knew there had to've been a trigger & I thought it was either AIDS or another's drug overdose that he'd been responsible for..People live with HIV now.Look at Magic Johnson-saaad.obviously,he didn't knowingly infect others.