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Fox Trying To Keep Glee Star Closeted?

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First, we have this whole blowout with American Idol's Adam Lambert and his record reps not wanting him to appear "too gay" in Out Magazine.

Now, the gay kid of Glee is being scolded for admitting he was gay to The Advocate!

Honestly, are people stupid?!

Young Chris Colfer, who plays the resident fabulous gay on the hit Fox show Glee, gave an interview to The Advocate about the show and what it meant to him.

One of the questions the interviewer asked was if he was "out" during his high school years.

Chris' response: “Oh, no. People are killed in my hometown for that!”

So, here we have a great platform for this kid to stand for thousands of young, gay individuals who are in similar situations around the country and what does the studio do? YANKS THE QUOTE!

Fox insisted that The Advocate remove that section of the interview from their website immediately. WTF???

An insider reveals:

“Fox wasn’t pleased. They’re very protective of their young stars. And while the studio is pro-gay, they didn’t want Chris stamped with a ‘gay actor’ label so early in his career. They want him to be known simply as an ‘actor.’”


First of all, there is no hiding this kid is gay. Sorry to state the obvious, but c'mon! We have eyes!

But, more importantly, the only way to stop people from being labeled through their sexuality is to stop hiding it as if something is wrong with it. You're sending a message out to kids that it is better to stay in the closet if it means to better your career! That's just awful!

Something needs to be said to the folks over at FOX. They are starting to get us angry!

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96 comments to “Fox Trying To Keep Glee Star Closeted?”

  1. 1

    its on in 10 mins!!!

  2. 2


  3. 3

    Wow! I actually agree with you.

  4. 4

    criticize FOX. with all the hate filled shit u done u are far worst MARIO.

  5. 5

    i agree with you perez! you should start a petition, fox is sending out the wrong message!

  6. 6

    U are so dumb. Not everybody is as open minded about this subject and as much as i hate FOX and all their bs, i agree with them. He is too young, innocent and so not ready to carry that label on his shoulders. i know, a lot of people are doing it right now, but is different, this guy has a career already and has to deal with the world about his opinions and everything AND in the spotlight. that's the difference.

    there's nothing wrong with "not telling the media ur gay" or w/e, probably because they think his not ready for that and the rejections from the media.

  7. 7


  8. 8

    Does every gay person in the world have to be your puppet, Perez? Did you ever think that maybe saying something like "People are killed in my hometown for that!" would look bad for Chris because it made his hometown look bad? It's PR, and sometimes you can't say things like that about places.

    And he's already out, Perez. We all know it, and we love him for it. We don't need an interview telling us he's gay.

    You seem to think the more gay people that come out and scream on the mountain tops, the better the campaign for equality is going to be. But guess what, that's not the case. Quality, Perez. Not quantity.

  9. 9

    He is amazing AND BY FAR the best thing about GLEE, I love when you are an activist standing up for what's right Perez, for me, that's when you're at your best! I am proud of this brave kid!

  10. 10

    FOX has always been conservative and evil, no big surprise… grrr

  11. 11

    Fox is gay friendly? Fox news is the most anti gay television Ive ever seen in my life.

  12. 12

    Fox should support Chris Colfer. He's one of the stars of their hit show.
    It is impossible to view Chris as anything but gay.
    Stupid move by Fox.

  13. 13

    it doesn't matter if he's gay or not. what's wrong with people?!

  14. 14

    for once i agree with you

  15. pabst says – reply to this


    That kid is one freakin' adorable & talented actor. I love the show ;)

  16. 16

    Re: Sexsai – Wow! Aren't you a genius.

  17. 17

    He should come out and be done with it. The reason why being a gay actor is a big deal that actors and actresses get labelled with is because not enough come out. And please spare me the 'a person's sexuality is no nobody's business', because heterosexual actors/actresses (and hetero's in general) seem to have NO problem letting EVERYONE know THEIR sexual preference.

  18. 18

    wow, really.
    i went to high school with the kid, clovis east high. i always knew he was gayy.
    but we live in clovis! he would not get killed lol.
    what an exaggeration.

  19. 19

    Whats the big deal?
    He's gay, whoopy.
    FOX is dumb, seriously us Gleeks don't care!
    We love him either way! :)

  20. 20

    I don't know why they make such an issue of having a gay character. Back when I was in high school 94-98 My So Called Life had an openly gay character (Wilson Cruz) played Ricky. It's not like it's something new.

  21. 21

    He's a teenager. While I applaud Chris's honesty I can understand why the studio played the 'protective' card, as distasteful as it seems. Regarding Fox's statement defending the redaction, it sounds like they engage in labeling, not discouraging the practice of it.


    Chris is a Gemin too! Fox has another think coming if they really think he's going to easy to stifle.

  22. 22

    Re: Yellow Peeps – ,,,yeah, what Peeps said!

  23. 23

    should not have yanked the quote.

  24. 24

    ok i love the gays but I think fox is right about this….its hard to get labeled so fast in that industry, especially when ur playing a gay person on show, ur usually stereotyped as a actor playing gay anyway. All for the out and proud but maybe he is a little too young! believe i dont think he had to even have an interview with advocate to say he was gay….it was really obvious to begin with!

  25. 25

    he wouldn't have to be labeled as "that gay kid from glee" if they didn't make a big deal about it… now he will be known as the gay kid rather than just an actor, good job Fox!!
    look at adam lambert, there was such a big to-do about his sexuality that now that's all he's known for.. had he been open with it from day 1, it really wouldn't matter (then again, i guess he needed something to get his name out there)

  26. 26

    Lame. If he wants to be out let him be out. I bet it wouldn't hurt their ratings one little bit. Shouldn't he be the one to decide if he needs to be "protected" or not?

  27. 27

    That's sad, but not surprising from Fox. I wish the boy the best, and agree with those saying that he should be free to be himself, no matter what.

  28. 28

    Fox is the same company/corp that owns Fox News…so doesn't suprose me.
    I love him and Glee!
    Watched it tonight it was awesome!

  29. 29

    THIS IS SUCH BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. 30

    It's glaringly obvious that this kid is gay. Fox needs to stop giving a shit and let people live. I KNOW he's gay and I'd still, given my pick of Glee castmates, choose to hang with Chris first. LOVE him!

  31. 31

    That doesn't even make sense. Even if he is "labeled" as a "gay actor," that still doesn't even mean it would hurt his career. There have been plenty of "gay actors" who have played the role of "straight people" before. Example: Portia de Rossi? Ugh this makes me sick.

  32. pina says – reply to this


    perez ur an idiot! I think FOX is so right about the ‘gay actor’ label…. They want him to be known simply as an ‘actor.’” and thats a good thing ..

  33. 33

    You are absolutely, 100% correct, Perezzers. Justice for the homos!

  34. 34

    1st off i LOVE Glee, specially him..he makes the shows…
    but 2nd off….He should be looked at as an actor not a gay actor..his an actor..his sexuality should not define him..if his gay or not should not matter…you dont call a straight actor..staight…and define him by that..it should be based on his skills not his sexuality…but i do agree that once his out his out and he should be proud…an set a good example…

  35. 35

    Fox has a stick up their ass! The studio is "pro-gay"??? Lmao! Would you believe Bush if he claimed to be pro-gay? I think not.
    Anyway, it's HIS choice whether he wants to be out to the public or not, not THEIRS! No matter how old or young he may be! He's grown up enough to play a gay guy on a tv show but not to be open about it in his private life? lol now that's some BULLSHIT!!

  36. 36

    haha. I seriously love kurt on glee. I think the whole world knows this kid is gay. a statement doesn't need to be made.
    I can see Fox's point– look at the trouble adam lambert is in with the gay community and the hetero's– the guy can't win. also ppl might not cast chris for anything else after glee other then the 'gay kid', so that could create fewer opportunities in his career.
    but yeah… we all know he's 100% gay, take adams lead and just say it. being gay isn't a big deal. and it's not gonna shock anyone :)

  37. 37

    what difference does it make,if he's gay or not,why make such a big deal it's 2009.why talk about it..no body's biznaz..

  38. 38

    wah wah wah he is adorable tho! love him!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. 39

    This is RIDICULOUS. He IS a gay actor, and there's no shame in that! This sends such a mixed message to younger gay people who are struggling with being openly gay. I just don't see the big deal because LOVE IS LOVE!! xo

  40. 40

    He's fantastic. I love the relationship he has with his dad in the show.

  41. 41

    Oh holy hell! Thats such bullshit! He went to Clovis East High School and is pulling some victim shit. No body was killed or disliked for being gay! An effing GUY won Homecoming QUEEN in the same town! He was nice and anyone with working eyes and/or ears knew he was gay and there was no hiding it. Shit get over the victim stance and be proud, he was sure as hell loud and proud in school! I don't get why he needs to lie to journalists to win over people…those who know him just lost a ton of respect!

  42. Shark says – reply to this


    hey perez you said its good he came out because you could tell it was obvious he is gay just by looking at him….isnt that a stereotype you gay people are trying to fight?
    so we can go around telling someones sexual orientation just by looking at them? Talk about discrimination…you are da queen!

  43. 43

    i agree with you, fox are a bunch of morons though

  44. 44

    wow this is horrible, thats teaching kids the WRONG thing!

  45. 45

    OMG! Do you not realize that these rumors about Fox wanting him not to be out, is taken directly from NATIONAL FUCKING ENQUIRER???!!!! Look it up.

  46. 46

    that IS stupid.. he's obviously prepared to handle any repercussions and thinks it's worth it to be true to himself and help with that proverbial step forward. They should have just supported him in it.

  47. 47

    YES - shame is only perpetuated by the effort and will to hide an aspect of a person's identity. There is NOTHING shameful about preferring same sex romance!!!

  48. 48

    Re: Jessica!! – i agree! I went to Clovis High, (5 minute drive to his High school) we had a GSA (gay, straight alliance club on campus. people don't get killed in clovis!

  49. Hibo says – reply to this


    what?? this guy went to CLOVIS EAST HIGH in clovis/fresno, ca. he's tripping if he thinks he would've got killed for being gay here. that's so not true! its true that this place is full of a bunch of conservatives but the gay community here is very much accepted. kinda dramatic. but i still love him on GLEE and that he's representing our very underrepresented part of CA. :)

  50. 50

    he went to my high school and what he said is not true. I know people in high school that were gay, they didn't get killed. he's a liar.

  51. 51

    Um, hello? It's all about MONEY…

    Gays aren't as accepted as minorities in this country because they haven't finished paying their dues, so is it SURPRISING that a corporation doesn't want its stars to appear too gay? Yes, let's flame as much as we can on television so that we can lose valuable viewers and advertising dollars… THAT makes a lot of sense….

  52. 52

    if Fox wants to hide the fact that he's gay and protect him from whatever backlash they think he'd get, why have him play a gay character period? I mean hello… Kind of defeats the whole "protect " their stars claim.Whatever…

  53. 53

    i grew up with chris, he is a truly amazing actor and has SO much talent. and its true……our hometown is not the most accepting of people who are gay. he deserves to express himself as he pleases…..and if he wants to be totalllyyy fabbb, go for it girl! Love you Chris!

  54. 54

    Fox wtf we all know he is gay and all gleeks have embraced him with loving open arms he literally is my favorite character!!!

  55. 55

    I also agree with you. Like you said, "stop hiding it as if something is wrong with it.” Besides, Chris would have just come out to the media EVENTUALLY. The only difference is that after his career gets underway and he were to come out, we'd all be like, "Duh." Kinda how we were with Adam Lambert.

  56. 56

    What about ABC closeting Justin on Ugly Betty. He said, last week, "I'm not gay". No one believes that.

  57. 57

    i'm from the same town chris is from. clovis, california. and yes, it may be more towards the conservative side. but there are definitely hundreds of people in clovis/fresno, myself included, who support and are avid advocaters for gay rights. so to say that you'd get killed here for being gay is an extremely gross exaggeration.

  58. 58

    people should just stop asking these kinds of questions. does it really matter who anyone is sexually attracted to? he's an actor, so they should ask about the show he acts in, not what he gets up to in his bedroom.

  59. 59

    At least they haven't used the word phaggot like you do when you're upset douchebag.

  60. 60

    Yes it is obvious so why say it. I don't run around yelling I'm straight. Equality is when it doesn't matter either way to someone. And it shouldn't. Let people be who they are. And could you possibly find more ways to fit Adam Lambert into everything?

  61. 61

    it's not totally absurd that they would say that. it's hard for actors labeled as "gay actors" to get a lot of roles b/c thats all people see them as. I don't think foz is trying to keep him in the closest, i think they're trying to protect him

  62. 62

    he admited to being a super huge fan of Kristen Chenoweth. C'mon!

  63. 63

    yr getting monotonous with yr ”gays are victims” bull shit,you start more trouble and stir up more shit that hurts more than helps ”your” so called '’cause/crusade”…i will be glad when some loser finally ”marries” you and you just go back to being a ”housewife”….

  64. 64

    He Is My Favorite Character…

  65. 65

    I can't believe this ignorance continues even through 2009. Pathetic..I can't stand the people at Fox or Fox News….so anti everything …anti-gay, anti-Obama….

  66. 66

    What the fuck is he wearing?

  67. 67

    Perez you are absolutely right, yet again!

    Now I have one more reason to turn off "Glee".

  68. 68

    maybe it was pulled not to closet him, but because the fact that he basically said gay people would get KILLED in small towns. maybe FOX thought that the fact he said it like that it would bring negative press.

  69. 69

    I love that kid and I love "Glee". Not sure why Fox would be upset. There are all types of gay guys and he just happens to be one of the more fem dudes. Big deal.

  70. 70

    Re: ileandromp

    I would think that most Glee fans are open-minded people. Fox should have nothing to worry about.

  71. 71

    I don't buy this at all. I've read in a couple of places where he admits he's gay. Also, he came out on the show. Fox can't be trying to hide it that much. If they pulled that one comment, I can understand why. Throwing a whole town under the bus like that would probably be frowned upon on any network. He isn't from some crazy religious nation where gay people are regularly killed, for Pete's sake. He's from California. And, he's 19. It really hasn't been as hard for him in this day and age as it has been for older people who really witnessed far worse reactions to their homosexuality. And Perez, people hide stuff about themselves all the time to advance their career. Is it right? No. But you need to get over it.

  72. 72

    Re: ileandromp – said… U are so dumb. Not everybody is as open minded about this subject and as much as i hate FOX and all their bs, i agree with them. He is too young, innocent and so not ready to carry that label on his shoulders.

    Seems like that should be HIS choice. And idiot, that "Label" wouldn't be a burdeon if people like the exects at FOX got called out on their bigotry.

  73. 73

    Fox has always been right-wing to the extreme. There is no way theyre pro-gay! Love the show though, just not the station.

  74. 74

    You know its nice that you think Chris should be out and proud, but he is starting out and until the attitudfe in hollywood changes I can see FOX's side. Chris being out wont change Hollywood's attitude so its no use making him a martyr.

  75. 75

    I'm on the fence on this situation. I think Fox was right in this matter since he's openly displaying it out loud like we all care which puts focus on to him and the show as "GaY". Now, if he was asked about his sexuality and he said he was gay and ended it there then that would be fine. But to parade yourself so early in your career I'm not sure that would proper to the new show and puts focus out of it. If you're gay that's your business but you shouldn't over exposed yourself and shove in our mouths. We get it and lets be equal without stating I'm this your that. That's just separating yourself and its not right because we are all the same period.

  76. 76

    why are we so concerned with who people are fucking?
    if they're not fucking you, it's really none of your business.

  77. 77

    this kid's sexuality is NONE of fox's business. if he felt comfortable saying that to the magazine then it's up to HIM. NOT fox. that's total bullshit. perez, you are right about this one. let the boy speak, it's HIS life!

  78. 78

    That is too sad..I know a boy named Angelo who lives in a small town who is out and proud; he could easily be killed too for being who he is, he already had to quit school, but he is not a coward and won't change just to please people…Glee should not try to make this kid lie about who he is….Also, Angelos is my daughters best friend and I believe he is the reason for the growing acceptance in our town…and I am proud of him.

  79. 79

    Well said, Perez. I agree with you 1000%. Their subtext is always "gay is bad."

  80. 80

    Glee is my favorite show right now, and mostly because of Kurt.(Chris' Character) Last night he made me laugh out loud, then he made me cry. There's not many actors out there that can do that. Chris is hillarious and multi talented. I think Glee is doing a great job of portraying people from all different backgrounds. I hope that Fox can get behind that.

  81. 81

    Thank goodness Putrid Perez has no say in this decision by FOX. I love stupid libitards who think they can through their fat bodies around trying to influence people.! ROTFLAMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. 82

    Re: supergay – 51 What the fuck do you mean by "Gays aren't as accepted as minorities in this country because they haven't finished paying their dues…"?!? I pay my taxes and now you want me to pay dues? Explain yourself and include in your answer what the $ amount is you think gay folks should pay.

  83. 83

    If anyone should be worried about an actor being "labeled" anything, it should be the actor and his talent team. It shouldn't be up to a network to decide, Hey, we don't want this kid to get labeled as something so early in his career.

    You should let THE KID worry about it. And obviously he doesn't care or else he wouldn't have talked about it.

  84. 84

    OMG! I actually AGREE with Perez! The world is coming to an end!
    Anyway,WTF is wrong with admitting that you're gay?
    This is so stupid. If we all stayed in the closet,who would there be to help us fight for equality?
    This country needs to "get with the program",and accept that love is love and people are people,regardless of their orientation!
    Being gay is just a small part of who people are. Why should we have to hide and live in fear,in our own country? It's crazy shit!

  85. 85

    Re: stassie – Don't forget Neil Patrick Harris!

  86. 86

    Re: mickeylikethemouse – Couldn't agree more! Btw,love your screen name!

  87. 87

    Fox can put on a show where a character is gay,but he shouldn't say that he really IS gay? How fucking stupid is this?

  88. 88

    Re: Perez Smells His Skidmarks – So true. But then again,most people know Perez is a lying hypocrite,already. He just feels it necessary to keep reminding us of that fact! I hate that someone,like Perez,thinks that they represent gay people. He DOESN'T! Lots of us hate him,too!

  89. 89

    Bullshit. “people are killed in my hometown for that.” Homosexuals are the most rich, well off, famous, educated fuckers out there. Sad that a kid so young would turn to such a deadly lifestyle. Hope he doesn't catch AIDS or the plethora of other diseases homosexual men carry. Watch those intestinal parasites - those can be so tricky to rid your GI track from.

  90. 90

    I wouldn't want it all over fox either..

  91. 91

    Re: pradagirl7 – If everyone thought we are all equal,people wouldn't need to come out! Use your head,before you post!
    And…no one is shoving anything in your mouth! If they were,maybe people like you would shut up!
    His character is gay! Why not come out as gay? UGH!

  92. 92

    I remember in an interview at one of their Hot Topic stops, the reporter asked him if he had the same experience coming out as on the show..however, i don't recall what he said! but it's been asked before.

  93. 93

    Glee is one of the best shows on this season! I just love Chris!!!

  94. 94

    OHHH NOOOO I thought he was acting!

  95. 6one9 says – reply to this


    That's bull~shit!!!!!!!! Who cares if he likes boys.

  96. IN HK says – reply to this


    Hellen Keller would know this kid was gay. COME ON FOX!