Back in December, gay actor Richard Chamberlain advised that other gay actors stay in the closet due to the "tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture."
Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick does NOT agree.
Here's what he had to say in response to Chamberlain's advice:
“I don’t think the audience is as homophobic as the media would have us believe. Neither is Hollywood. I’ve never denied an actor a job because he was gay, but I have denied actors jobs because they suck."
"There is no blacklist that forbids gay actors from playing straight roles. Convince us you’re in love with her and we’ll hire you. And I promise we won’t care who you’re cuddling up with when you’re off camera."
You tell 'em, Mutchnick!
As we said before, hiding the truth is not the answer.