Kellan Lutz recently spoke candidly to The Advocate about pretty much everything that is gay, gay, GAY! He opened up about rumors that he's gay, what he thinks of his gay followers, and exactly when that gaydar of his kicked in.
Oh, they’re the best. I love them. When I meet gay fans out and about, they’re so great to talk to — and I’m big on hugging, because I’m from the Midwest. They’re just so energetic and loving. I’m proud to have those fans, and their support means a lot to me. I don’t want just girls coming to my movies; I want guys to come too.
On recently meeting a male fan who was hitting on him…
We talked for about 15 minutes, and it clicked that he was probably hitting on me. By no means did I want to lead him on, so it was just kind of funny to me to realize that he was hitting on me — and doing a pretty good job.
On when his gaydar kicked in:
I was really ignorant. Growing up, I could never tell who was gay. Even in high school, I had friends that I didn’t know were gay until years later. I’d find out on Facebook or something and be like, 'Oh, that explains some things,' or 'Wow, no wonder they were so cool.' I remember going to a buddy’s house right when I came to L.A. He was showing me his place, and I asked, 'Where do you sleep?' He’s like, 'Here, in this bed.' He had a roommate, so I was like, 'Where does your roommate sleep?' He said, 'He sleeps here too.' I was like, Oh, OK.' I’ve slept in the same bed as my brothers, and I’ve crashed on a friend’s bed, so it did not even cross my mind that they were gay. He called me up after I left his house and said, 'Kellan, you handled that so well. I haven’t told many people, so thanks for being such a good person. 'Suddenly, all this stuff started clicking, and everything made sense: Some guys I thought were just friends aren’t just friends! That’s the day my gaydar finally kicked in. We’re still the best of friends to this day. Now I have some really close friends who are gay.
About those gay rumors…
I don’t Google myself, but I’ve heard that people think I’m gay. I’ve heard it all. See, I don’t really go after girls. Most of the girlfriends I’ve had have come after me. So it’s really funny when girls get offended because I don’t hit on them. They’ll transform their insecurity into, 'Oh, that makes sense, because I heard you’re into guys and have a boyfriend.' I’m like, 'Seriously? That’s your tactic to get me to like you?' There will always be rumors, but I know who I am.
If his religion affects his outlook on gays:
I was raised in a Christian family, and I’m a Christian, but the only commandment that I really live by is 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' It doesn’t matter who a person is or what they’re into, you just show them love. If they’re happy, be happy for them. Be a believer, have faith in something, but no one’s right or wrong. Just be a good person. If we were all just one loving world, stuff would be so much easier.
Aw, we just love you, Kellan! You're so precious! And you seem like an absolute sweetheart too. We just want to cuddle you! And those arms of yours don't hurt either…
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