Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Blind Item #11 - Reader Blind

There has been a rash of magazine and news articles which are basically attempts by different communities to claim as one of their own this deceased beloved host and public figure who has been in the news lately.  The reason is some recently re-surfaced quotes by the beloved figure.

Are some reading too much into this? His comments were more about tolerance and inclusion but it is also true he had a same sex sexual relationship as a young man when he was in college.

45 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Dick Clarke?

cheesegrater15 said...

Supposed to be Mister Rogers, but I call bullshit.

Simon Jenkin said...

mister rogers

sandybrook said...

It's either Mr. Rogers or Casey Kasem.

Tricia13 said...

Oh yes of course cheese grater.... I never thought otherwise actually lol

MyDogSmiles said...

I'm going with Mr Rogers.

sandybrook said...

I've sent Casey's family in pictures for some reason the past week

sandybrook said...

*seen*

Tricia13 said...

That’s a great guess too... tie between you and cheesegrater15

Guesser said...

@sandybrook,the family finally reach a settlement in his estate. His Scio kids and their step mom were accusing each other of being responsible for his death.

IndieRaga said...

Ohkay,so he experimented in College!
And...

Unknown said...

So who did Rogers roger in college?
And did he get the A+ he wanted?
🍆👨‍🎓

sandybrook said...

That is what I thought @guesser but wasn't sure.

Brayson87 said...

I'm not seeing a rash of articles about Rogers or Kasem being closeted, anyone got links?

Unknown said...

Fred Rogers, aka "Mr. Rogers". Obviously, the movie whitewashed the man's life.

AustinP said...

Mr. Rogers was a butt-pirate.

https://www.snopes.com/news/2019/04/10/mr-rogers-sexuality/

Has anyone seen the tiger poster lately?

E said...

I guess now we know what "beauty wood" refers to

Aquagirl said...

I’d rather have the dirt on Tom Hanks come out.

Freebird said...

Amen, sister!

Freebird said...

There’s never been any evidence to support the rumor that Mr. Rogers was bisexual or gay. Just a bunch of gossipy busybodies who want it to be so.

OKay said...

I mean, really...how was Mr. Rogers NOT gay?

David Andrews said...

Don't be recruiting Mr. Rogers ;)

Queen Bee said...

me too @Auqagirl!! I actually can't bring myself to watch the new Mr. Rogers movie b/c he's in it. And I totally agree @freebird.

Erin said...

Do you mean Geerjire? What happened to him?

Studio54 said...

Gee how could it be that Mr. Rogers isn't the living saint portrayed by Tom Hanks?
If it looks too good to be true...
I hate to break it to you guys, but say, you meet a billionaire who is super friendly. He invites you over to his mansion, and says you can help yourself to his bevy of underage girls. THERE'S A CATCH...

Veritas said...

I agree, would much rather the truth about Tom Hanks comes out. His son didn’t get that screwed up by himself

Stupidpervs said...

They settled the lawsuit between his greedy wife and greedy kids.

Flashy Vic said...

Mister Rogers rogered misters?





T. W. said...

Both Rogers & Kasem have been in the news, but I am going with Mr. Rogers. Mr. Rogers was about inclusion and what not. I have never read this about Kasey Kasem.

Also, I recently read a movie review claiming the film is about Rogers' special relationship with a producer of his show or something. The review did not say anything sexual took place.

I am not saying Fred Rogers is or is not gay. A lot of people experiment in college. Who am I to judge?

tshkk said...

Mr Rogers was bisexual, haven't we known that for months?

Drewholtaus said...

Who freakin cares? The dude was a legend...

SCORPIO19D said...

Billly dee Williams

Rosemary Young said...

Shame on you but LOL!

Rosemary Young said...

Fred Rogers knew Anthony Perkins in college (Rollins College in FL). Just sayin'.

Hotbox said...

I loved Mr. Rogers as a kid. I had no idea he was straight.

IndigoBlue said...

Agreed. I remember thinking he was gay even when I was a kid. There were openly gay folks in my parent's circle, so it wasn't super strange to me. Until I got older. I ended up looking it up one night when it came up for debate with friends. Couldn't find anything confirming he was a Friend of Dorothy...or, in this case, a Neighbor of Dorothy. 😂

hunter said...

"I mean, really...how was Mr. Rogers NOT gay?"

You know?

This is the first time I've even thought about it and I have to agree 100%.

molly said...

Hotbox....."I loved Mr. Rogers as a kid. I had no idea he was straight." Funny.

Clark Green said...

Mr Rogers/Rollins College

MissDavie said...

Mr. Rogers.
Big deal if he fooled around with a guy in college. This is expected backlash since Hollywood seems to want to bestow Sainthood on the man.
The Tom Hanks movie is cringe AF looking.

Unknown said...

Roger that Flashy Vic.

Unknown said...

Mr Rogers bonked the postman because he had a big package and always delivered.

BRAD PITT said...

Gay Byrne

NicQuerica said...

Mr. Rogers??? Riiiight. While we're at it.. I'm gay. You're gay. Your MOTHER'S gay. EVERYBODY'S GAY. Ok this gay agenda shit has gone too far now. Enough!

J said...

Mr. Rogers? As a "reader blind" it's hard to take these seriously.
It could be fifth-hand information. Someone who told someone who told someone....and by that time the story gets altered.

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