Actor Joe McHale is the latest celebrity with evolving gay rumors. Despite being happily married to Sarah Williams, there has still been an assumption about the actor’s sexuality. As US Magazine reported on Thursday, the “Community” actor doesn’t mind the rumors and finds it ‘flattering’.
Like music mogul Simon Cowell and actor James Franco who are two of many male celebrities who have shot down rumors about their sexuality, McHale isn’t offended at all and actually takes it as a compliment that his gay fans thinks he is gay.
“I always find it really weird when guys flip out over someone thinking they might be gay. If a guy gets offended by that, there’s something’s wrong with him.”
It is also a symbol of security when it comes to sexuality and what others may think, especially when a person is in the spotlight. McHale understands this and admits he has had guys hit on him and tweet him saying they are staying at hotels. He has also joked about having crushes on other public figures such as Brian Williams, Kobe Bryant, and Chaz Bono.
McHale is grateful for his gay following because it is helping the struggling ratings of his show “Community” which is a show on life support. He told the Advocate:
“Community needs all the help it can get, so thank God for our gay fans. Our young gay fans especially are the loudest and most Internet-savvy. That also speaks to the quality of our show, which I think is highly intelligent.”
It could also have something to do with McHale’s good looks.