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Country Singer John Rich Is An Asshole!

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Now that country star Chely Wright has come out, she discusses the difficulty she faced coming to grips with her self. And that includes a difficult time with bigoted fellow singer, John Rich.

“Early in my life I went through what I think a lot of gay people go through, thinking that I could change and pray it away,” said Chely.

As she tells Access Hollywood, her lowest point came during a discussion with Rich.

She divluged:

“He said, "You're not gay are you?!" I said, "No, John, I'm not." He said, "Good, thank God." And that began a spiral for me. I had a meltdown shortly after that.”

It go so bad that she considered shooting herself with a loaded gun.

“I was looking at myself in a mirror…as I was about to do it. I just looked at myself and something snapped and I started to cry…and I realized I have too much to live for. I may lose my career in country music, that will break my heart, but it's okay. I have a lot of different pieces of my heart that matter and that's what I've come to learn.”

So brave.

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117 comments to “Country Singer John Rich Is An Asshole!”

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  1. 1

    WHO is this A-HOLE Rich ? Never heard of him ! Just some two-bit ountry singer, I ass-ume !?



  2. 2

    of course youre never brave unless you try to take your own life in the most bizarre, sadistic way/



  3. 3

    he;s always been an asshole i dont watch shows hes on nor will i but his music no matter how good it is hes just a plan assholre chely we luv u diss him



  4. 4

    Ugh Rich can suck a dick.



  5. 5

    HE IS PROBABLY GAY HIMSELF, IN THE CLOSET, HAVING SEX WITH MEN OFF OF CRAIGSLIST. HE LOOKS GAY TO ME, AS IF HE IS TRYING TOO HARD TO BE MACHO. IF YOU ARE A MAN AND YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR SEXUALITY, YOU DON'T MAKE SUCH COMMENTS.



  6. 6

    Ummmm. The way this Rich guy is dressed, I would have assumed he was a first Class 'Mo ! Just say'n !

  7. Emesa says – reply to this


    7

    I'm glad she was comfortable enough to come out. I hope she will be happier now.



  8. 8

    HE HAS SUCH PRETTY RINGS !



  9. 9

    Re: thiagos – yEAH …LIKELY HAS A STRING OF ESCORT BOYS LINED UP FOR ALL HIS TOUR CITIES….oN THE down low !



  10. 10

    Chely Wright - brave hero.

    John Rich - cowardly bigoted asshole.



  11. 11

    Wouldna been much point shooting herself with an unloaded gun, just sayin.



  12. 12

    "she considered shooting herself with a loaded gun" You are an idiot pez. Shoot herself with what ?? an unloaded gun ? maybe a crossbow



  13. 13

    Of couse he's an asshole. His face is hairy and his music stinks like s@%t!



  14. 14

    you all can tell from one line that he is a bigot? How do you know he wasn't interested in her? and what kind of idiot is she? she became a spiral downward right after that????? either alot is missing, or she is a shallow, easily manipulated person. why is it being made such a big deal she is coming out anyway? I hardly remember her country song. Yes, I know, not many gay, outed country singers, but she is not a big country singer. who cares???? she is just doing it to sell books and it is disgusting she is doing it for that reason.



  15. 15

    why does it matter if your gay if you are a good musician?



  16. 16

    He is a douche. But this woman is an attention who.re fame hunger. She came out just before her memoirs to SELL her books and goes "I didn't want to be the first to come out" - um KDLang was the first open female in Country love. She's a totaly bimbo.



  17. 17

    Brave woman indeed!

    Bet Mr. Rich would like a bit of cock in his mouth after his first try! If only, ha!



  18. 18

    Gay people are worthless.



  19. 19

    Everything she describes sounds like it came from a Lifetime movie.



  20. 20

    it 'go' so bad? Oh perez… or his mama/sister

  21. elo says – reply to this


    21

    Way to blame someone else for her own feelings, too bad she isn't stable enough to take responsibility for her own emotions as an adult does.



  22. 22

    Umm, who cares? Who even knows who this chick is????!!! Being gay is such a PR move these days — I don't think the protesters who risked their lives during the Stonewall riots to further the civil rights of gay and lesbian citizens, ever intended for their heroic acts, to become a means to sell books/records. I don't give a shit about this fame seeking trash. DISgusting.



  23. 23

    u go girl! be yourself



  24. 24

    good girl.
    never resort to killing yourself.



  25. 25

    This Rich guy is a really cruel bully. I use to drive him around L.A. as a driver. really cruel, biggoted guy.



  26. 26

    Who the hell is Chely Wright?? I've never heard of her and pretty much no one else has either. Yippee. She's gay. Good for her. Congrats to her PR person for jumping on the bandwagon of coming-out parties. All the media guesses of Queen Latifah and others were wrong. No one would've guessed Chely Wright…because no one knows who the hell she is!!!



  27. 27

    There are quite a few very popular country artists that are gay and will never ever come out. It's such a shame they can't live their lives they way they would like.



  28. 28

    Perez - selective support for gay/leisbian individuals - attack John Rich on behalf of Chely Wright - but, the High School girl from Mississippi deleted her senior photo and mention as a senior classmate - your only support was to say "stay strong"?
    Need to walk your talk - hypocrite - instead of kissing up to Milley Cyrus

  29. barny says – reply to this


    29

    He's a little runt with a big mouth.He is also tring to cover the fack he is GAY himself,such a little BITCH.



  30. 30

    "It go so bad that she considered shooting herself with a loaded gun."

    As opposed to shooting herself with an unloaded gun?



  31. 31

    Perez, She has a cd coming out this month…She could have came out any other time but she decided to come out when her new cd was being released. It's not called being brave it's called Free PR. If she really wanted to make a difference she should have came out months ago.



  32. 32

    Maybe he said "good, thank god" cause he was tryin to bang her! He "used" to be quite the slut!



  33. 33

    John Rich is a total ass-munch who would LOVE to have George W. Bush's balls on his chin. That said, who is this Chely person & who gives a rip if she's gay? If she had a melt-down about it 'cuz of that moron Rich, maybe she's not comfortable with her sexuality.



  34. 34

    look i'm not for violence against gays or anything like that, i believe gays should live in peace. HOWEVER it is a free country and if rich doesnt like gay people he doesnt have to! He can feel it is un-christian or w.e. if he wants it is a free country. until he physically hits her or verbally abuses her then there is a problem, but until then he is innocent. She didnt say she was gay so how was he to know? I feel bad for rich! and btw she isnt hasnt been big since the 90's and no one cared who she was until she said she was gay. He has been big for a long time and will continue to be. I'm a proud country fan and i know alot about it so PEREZ you need to read up on country and listen to it before you can talk about it, just sayin!



  35. 35

    Maybe he wanted to do her.



  36. 36

    i call bullshit on all of this, this chick just wants an increaase in record sale. does anyone have the time anymore to give a shit about whether some one licks pouch or not



  37. 37

    All the Rich's in the world are the ones who can hurt people so much that they actually think of taking their lives. The truth is that most people like John Rich have big mouths because their life is pretty fucked up. So in stead of fixing their own life they shoot off their opinions of people and the world instead. Cheryl you saved someones life tonight by showing them how brave you are. Good for you and you have my respect. If only people stayed true to themselfs.

  38. MP says – reply to this


    38

    He may be an asshole, but she's nothing more than a garden variety famewhore. Coming out only when she has an album and a book to peddle. I have zero respect for her, not like I recognized her name to begin with. I'm sure most people will say "who?" when her big story breaks on whatever magazine is coming out with it.



  39. 39

    Does he realize how gay he looks with his silly mustacheand insane big hat and silly queen clothes? Possibly he 's going on a audition for the Village People with that get-up and he had the nerve to ask her if she was gay?



  40. 40

    There is nothing brave about it. It is currently very fashionable to "come out" and what career is she talking about? She hasn't had a career for a long time that is why I find this coming out now odd. It is a publicity stunt to get some attention. I am not saying she is lying about being gay, I don't think she would do that. But the going public now is a desperate ploy for attention. And why does she have to take the dig at a stupid off hand comment from so long ago? So what if he thought it was better if she wasn't gay, maybe he had personal feelings for her, or didn't want her to have to deal with any backlash.



  41. 41

    he's an undereducated short man with too much money and ego, and all the accompanying complexes.



  42. 42

    what is with homophobic people? fuck that guy for what he said to her. live your life girl!!!!!



  43. 43

    *

    Well, I've never heard of either one. *

    But, she looks like a down to earth decent sort. While he appears like your average country-ghetto, rhinestone, Palinista/Teabagger white redneck celeb-wannabe who perhaps just needs to play his run-of-the-mill country-pop crap and just shut the fuck up.

    *

    Actually, if he's so intensely anti-gay publicly could be he's another party of Limbaugh "Family Values" closeted Broke Backer.

    *

    Just sayin', man.

    *



  44. 44

    She just hasn't met the right guy!



  45. 45

    of course he's gay, most straight guys love the lesbians FACT



  46. 46

    redic that ppl feel like they must chose between their religion and who they really are. so sad. i commend her for this.



  47. 47

    He could of been hitting on her. Like "thank god I was hoping to tap that ass" i'm just saying her lesbians blinders might of been on



  48. 48

    i've never heard of this lady. i'm not really a country music fan. but i think she decided to go public to be in the news. who cares really. why must one declare it? oh to be on the covers of magazines?



  49. 49

    Re: JonSin – Stop referring Gay people who come out as hero's. I mean really a hero, you have a loose definition of the word.



  50. 50

    good…everyone is seeing through this too…she is conveniently coming out to promote her bs…no one cares unknown famewhore! lol



  51. 51

    She may lose some of her country audience, but she will likely gain a devoted gay following – and no audience is more devoted than that. If you go see someone like the Indigo Girls or Cyndi Lauper, who has a big following of gay men, you see the same people who turn up reliably for every show year after year. As long as you respect them, they are yours forever.



  52. 52

    She's braver than you think. This John Rich loser (sorry, I don't know a thing about country western music) is just the tip of the iceberg. I hope she has earned a pretty good chunk of change, because she is going to need it. It seems that the majority of CW fans are extremely conservative and outright bigots. She has made an enormous sacrifice…she chose her life over her career. I hope she finds another career where orientation doesn't matter so much.



  53. 53

    This story is lame.



  54. 54

    I knew he was a republican asshole but this explains why,like most republicans no matter what they say they are bigoted trash, and I mean trash. Good for her comming out even with slime like this bigot, I hope people come forward with all the shit in this losers life.



  55. 55

    Re: justtfax – Again you are just spewing your disgusting brand of homphobia,get off this blog you homophobic nascar nra trash republican and … yourself.



  56. 56

    Re: lizzstar77 – Youre not only ugly but a total bitch too.



  57. 57

    Yes for all the homophobic pea sized brain comments about she is doing this to sell a cd and book. Yes as a country singer I'm sure she gets lots of support from country hicks for coming out against this disgusting icon Rich. Rich is a disgusting human being and a hardcore republican fcker.



  58. 58

    ITS REALLY PATHETIC WHEN A HETEROSEXUAL WOMAN HAS TO CLAIM TO BE A DYKE IN ORDER TO GET ATTENTION



  59. 59

    Re: backstreetboysarethebest – You are a redneck asshole, free speech works both ways,that means this woman can say what she wants about this disgusting pig that you idolize. Do you get that redneck. Free speech works for gay people and liberals too, jerk.



  60. 60

    Re: kygirl05 – Homphobia from the Kentucky kkk cesspool,I would never have guessed.



  61. 61

    Re: perezhasanalleakage – Look at you screen name,you really are going to give an opinion about homophobic rhetoric with that disgusting name,you redneck piece of trailer park shit.



  62. 62

    Re: rudemood – Gay people know right away when people they know are cool and tolerant or assholes and bigots. She must have had lots of interaction with this piece of shit redneck loser ,not just this one line.

  63. 6one9 says – reply to this


    63

    He might have meant it as ““““` "oh “ that means we can't “fuck" type thing. Straight men are stupid sometimes ““““ WE all know that they think with “` the little head “` first “ when it come to the ladies. Ah HELLO!!



  64. 64

    SHE NEEDS TO BE CURED. ID SCREW HER DOGGIE STYLE SO I COULD SQUEEZE HER BOOBIES WHILE HAMMERING HER BOX, THAT WOULD TEACH THAT BYTCH TO LOVE COCK



  65. 65

    She's as much a hero as you are literate fuckwad.

  66. @v@ says – reply to this


    66

    He was a homophobe for sure there. It threatens some guys' masculinity for some reason.



  67. 67

    Re: Be-Atch – Agreed.
    He's like Axl Rose… only less successful.. no wait, i take that back ! LOL



  68. 68

    Re: h8terboi – maybe she turned lesbian because of assholes like you, yeah .
    Do you still keep that sock by your bed ? ….



  69. 69

    If that's all he said and it put her over the edge then she was unstable to begin with. What he said was no big deal but gays want it to be.



  70. 70

    hey perez, what you said to will.i.am was way more homophobic than "good, thank god". maybe you should look at yourself in the mirror before you start judging others. then again, if i looked like you, i would probably try to avoid looking at the mirror at all cost.



  71. 71

    she's obviously doing this for attention.



  72. 72

    Re: knowitall – shut the fuck up!!! it's people like you which makes me glad aids is so rampant in the gay "community". now go suck on your boyfriend's pole.



  73. 73

    that's really fucked up.
    it just shows how ridiculous some people can be.
    why can't people just,be accepting of us?
    its stupid.
    america needs to learn tolerance.



  74. 74

    Re: knowitall – what's wrong, knowitall??? did you find out that your boyfriend gave you aids up the ass or something? get a life you queerwad.



  75. 75

    Another sad gay sob story. Another entertainment personality you would never mention on the blog unless they had come out. The story is sad, that you will only cover people who come out is even sadder Mario.



  76. 76

    So brave, and what an amazing way to famewhore and go from obscure to relevant. She'll, of course, be making the rounds of every talk show in the country for the next year, blathering on about holding a gun in her mouth and how it was a split-second decision between living and dying so we can all see how "brave" she is, all the while heightening her brand awareness.



  77. 77

    Perez is such a Hetrophobe.



  78. 78

    this does not surprise me….i've heard bad things about him for years. What a jerk!



  79. 79

    Just because John doesnt understand or agree with the whole GAY thing, that doesn't make him an asshole. But because most people on this site are gay, you draw judgement against the ones that arent…. To each their own and to their own way of thinking.. However, it doesn't make him an asshole.



  80. 80

    "she considered shooting herself with a loaded gun" that is hilarious I guess it's better than shooting yourself with an empty gun if you really want to kill yourself



  81. 81

    Isn't that the guy who sang "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy"? Ummm…if THAT isn't a gay anthem, I don't know what is.



  82. 82

    She is extremely brave to come out in the industry she's in. The artists and the fan base are known to be southern right-wing fundamental Christian redneck bigots. And for every country music fan that reads my comment and gets mad that I'm "generalizing", I would be MORE than happy for each and every one of you to prove me wrong.
    Stay strong, Chely! For each bigoted asshole out there, there are a lot more of us supporting you! You should be proud not only of who you are, but that you were able to show such courage.



  83. 83

    Re: Be-Atch – Well I'm not up on all of today's country stars but if I'm not mistaken he's half of the duo "Big & Rich" (I'm not kidding)



  84. 84

    he's got a whole lot of gayface



  85. 85

    Re: justtfax – Best comment on here.

    She is just doing this for PR for the book. Also, Rich probably wanted to date her..she is dragging him in the mud. That's her ONLY struggle story? Rich said "thank God"? That raises red flags for me.



  86. 86

    HAHAHAHA She's a fucking DYKE!!!!!!!!!! She should have pulled the trigger!



  87. 87

    Re: 2commit – Why did she feel the rest of the world needed to know this shit?????? I hate these famewhores who cant it keep to themselves who they pork!! Dumb bitch!



  88. 88

    that asswipe probably wacks his lil country dickling to lesbian porn all the time though…fucking 2 face!!



  89. 89

    People who risk their lives to save others are brave. This chick isn't. Oh, wait. I forgot; she's gay. And to Perez, only gay people count! Love to all! Suck my balls!



  90. 90

    RIch has made quite a few really ignorant statements in the past. He then tried to excuse it by using his religion and the fact his father who is a preacher. Poor girl. As if she wasn't going through enough and then she has to put up with hateful words from that piece of garbage.



  91. 91

    fuck YOU john rich. i hope your dick turns black and falls off. what a prick.



  92. 92

    nice context from douche bag perez and his moronic sis (ANd most of the posts). John Rich may be a homophobe but your "reporting" doesn't come close to proving it. He may have been expressing his love and/or lust for Chely and was happy he had a chance with her.



  93. 93

    Re: iloverickymartin – Its no shame! The rest of the NORMAL population doesnt want to know about two twt licking dykes or 2 fudgepackers!



  94. 94

    I think it's kind of funny that they had to specify that the gun was loaded…



  95. 95

    i agree with justtfax, perhaps he was just interested in her.. how douchebaggy of all of you to assume he i a bigot from one line…. asses



  96. 96

    Not sure why she thinks she may lose her career???
    Who cares if she's gay.
    Can she sing? That's what matters



  97. 97

    She may lose her career? she lost that a long time ago! She hasn't been in country music in forever! Shes only coming out when its convenient for her!



  98. 98

    "Shoot herself with a loaded gun"

    What other type of gun can you shoot yourself with?

    .



  99. 99

    He probably just said because he wanted to sleep with her and if she was gay he couldn't. It wasn't that rude of a comment, lol c'mon people lighten up.



  100. 100

    Re: knowitall – Shut up the only three words you know are I hate republicans. Don't you have some whales to save? Trees to hug? What about just gettign a life and getting back into school so you can improve your vocabulary. DUMBASS!!!

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