Can't a guy just enjoy a day on the beach with his long term guy rommate without being called g-a-y?
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe was snapped in Brazil with said roommate recently and got tongues wagging about his sexual prefs again.
According to reports, the duo had jetted over in late December to celebrate Christmas with the Mendes family after first celebrating with Thorpe's family in Australia.
It was the second time Thorpe has accompanied roomie/BFF Mendes home to Brazil in the past year.
Well, the Thorpedo is not pleased with all the chatter and issued the following statement on Thursday:
"Over the last few days there have been a series of press articles published speculating about my friendship with Daniel Mendes. I am still friends with many of the people I competed and trained with during my swimming career. Daniel is one such good friend whom I have known for many years. I have only commented on this issue at this time because I draw a line when innuendo implicates people like my family and my friends. I find this kind of inaccurate speculation tiresome and I am annoyed by the hurt it has caused those closest to me… In the past, on several separate occasions, I have answered questions about my sexuality openly and honestly with the media."
What ever you say, Ian!
[Image via WENN.]