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Note From Rufus: Setting the Record Straight… or Gay

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In response to an apparently misquoted statement, Rufus Wainwright posted the following explanatory - albeit still mildly eyebrow-raising - correction on his website:

Recently, a quote from an interview was taken out of context and as these things go, it has appeared on many internet sites. So, to set the record straight (or shall we say gay), I am not nor have I ever been opposed to anyone's right to marry - straight or gay. I myself just don't want to at the moment and feel a strong tie to the traditional bohemian concept of being a homosexual, ie: the last thing we want is to be like everybody else. But who knows, a girl likes options. Maybe someday I will want to marry! Plus, in terms of practical issues such as citizenship, taxes, inheritance, etc…it is appauling that LGBT couples don't have the same rights and options that other people have and compared with Europe and Canada, the US should be ashamed of how they treat love. I have voiced my strong opposition to Prop 8 on many occasions and will continue to do so until that referendum is reversed. OK? I've got to get back to work now.


But that whole part about marrying your dog, that was just stoopid!

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34 comments to “Note From Rufus: Setting the Record Straight… or Gay”

  1. 1

    But marring your dog is the same as being gay: you're both fucking ugly bitches at the end of the night.

  2. buck says – reply to this


    our leader Barack is against gay marriage so you don't have to make apologies for it

  3. 3

    That's the face they all make when the fist goes in!

  4. 4

    Good For Him To clear things up!!

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  7. 7

    Exceptionally well said.

  8. 8

    You are stupid perez

  9. buck says – reply to this


    i didn't choose to be against gay marriage i was born that way

  10. 10

    He looks demented and creepy.

  11. 11

    Why is he apologizing? It's his business. Rock on with your gay self Rufus!

  12. 12

    Whatever Dickbreath.

  13. 13

    Re: Big Black Dick – or when the gerbil scratches

  14. 14

    Dogs should have the right to marry cats.

  15. 15

    Biggest Boss,
    Happy Hanukkah !
    I had a little dreydl,
    I made it out of clay,
    And when it's dry and ready,
    My dreydl I shall play….

  16. 16

    The funny thing about this is that he was never misquoted. His last quote made perfect sense. You just never understood it and now that you see you were too dumb to understand a man of his intelligence, you turn an exclamation point into a question mark. Way to take the easy way out.

  17. 17

    Aarggghh, it don't matter what he is, he looks like shit.

  18. 18

    Re: LizardKinG – Ba ha ha!

  19. 19

    Re: LizardKinG – ewwwww….lol……

  20. 20

    perez sucks.

  21. 21

    Look, this douchebag is always saying stupid things and then backtracking. hey Rufus, just because you were stupid enough to become a meth addict and fuck up years of your life, please don't toss your baggage on everybody else. There is no "Traditional Bohemian" view of homosexual life. The homos then never thought Marriage was a possibility and so responded in the typical "Well I can't have it? Fine, I didn't want it anyway" line. The fact that you are using the fact that you are pretending that your not wanting to marry is because you are edgy and BoHo as opposed to your not having anybody in your life that you care about enough is just a sad indication that you have never grown up. Not EVERYTHING needs a complicated, tortoured explanation you douchebag.

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  23. 108 says – reply to this


    Rufus is not 'stoopid'. He's awesome.
    You only wish you could be as rad as him, Perez!!!!!!!!

  24. 24

    Why don't you marry Teddy?

  25. 25

    APPALLING. dumbass.

  26. 26

    Your a stubborn Piggy… if you look back on that post 99% of the comments where about how you where taking out of context his statement, you made this mess on your own and now you are trying to fix it but still has something sour and out of the blue to say at the end… you are destined to die alone…

  27. 27

    Re: Spindoc

    Well said, Spindoc.

    Rufus strikes me as a guy who glorifies and romanticizes the past, pre-Stonewall "eccentricity" of Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Quentin Crisp… all great old queens… but without giving due respect to modern history, the tremendous struggle and the huge sacrifice made by so many who fought (and are fighting) so hard to change our society, not only for acceptance and equality now, but so that gender and sexuality are NOT such rigid concepts for future generations, and that we WILL be treated "just like everyone else."

    It's all well and good for Rufus to fancy himself a foppish dandy from a bygone era, but there comes a time when you have to wake the fuck up and realize what is at stake RIGHT NOW. I have a feeling that his so-called libertarian views aren't so intelligent and well thought out, and that in fact, a lot of this is based on cynicism and sentimentality.

  28. Wrenn says – reply to this


    God Perez…now I'm wondering about you and Teddy…say it ain't so!!!!!

  29. 29

    Hmmmm interesting view but had some dumb spots lol

  30. 30

    OH SHUT THE FUCK UP - It's not like the US is the only fucking place on earth that isn't pro-gay marriage. Look at Jamaica! People get beaten and murdered there for being gay on a regular basis! Yes, I think it's terrible how they are treated in the US, but SHTU THE FUCK UP with this "I hate America" bullshit, you uneducated hipster prick. It's just the cool thing to say right now, obviously. Everyone has to jump on the fucking bandwagon and throw stones even if they don't know WTF they're really saying. PLENTY of people support LGBT rights here and obviously that law will eventually be overturned, so there is no need to poo-poo an entirely country based on what a few pieces of the total population had put into place. Stop fucking lumping everyone in together!!

  31. epic says – reply to this


    "But that whole part about marrying your dog, that was just stoopid!"
    no it wasn't. you , perez, were too stupid to get it. though more than 100 people tried to tell you what the guy above meant.
    after all, everything is fine with me, but not "…, taxes,…" i wonder when you guys/gays will learn, that the state sees heterosexual marriage as the start of a family and therefor spends money to make it easier for them. what you gays are demanding (when wanting the EXACT same rights) is to be better off than the rest of the couples. and sorry, but with the begin of your stupid war i began to "abominate" gays with whom i originally never had a problem.

  32. 32

    You homos can call yourself a "girl" under the right to free speech, but you are not a girl, you never will be a girl, and nothing you can do will ever change the fact that YOU ARE A boy, with an error in your brain.

  33. 33

    Hes creepy looking

  34. 34

    Shut the fuck up, Perez… I am about [this] close to being totally over you