We're not sure what to think about this one!
A fan claims he saw Derek Hough "shimmying with his buddies" at a Salt Lake City gay club in "skintight, shiny silver pants" recently and said the Dancing with the Stars regular was reportedly not cool with the prospect of being photographed.
According to The National Enquirer, a fan approached Derek and at the club and the dancer freaked out about having his picture taken.
The fan confesses:
"I'm a big fan of Derek's, and I always thought or HOPED he was gay… I went up to Derek and said, 'excuse me' and asked very nicely if I could have a photo taken with him… He couldn't have been more rude or a bigger diva!"
That's shocking to hear! Derek has always come across as a pretty nice guy!
The fan continued:
"I was like, OK, he’s clearly not comfortable about having his picture taken in a gay bar. If you’re not gay, then what's the problem? Derek's behavior was very suspect."
Suspect? That's a bit of a stretch.
We can fathom a few thousand reasons why ANYONE might frequent a gay bar, regardless of their sexual orientation.
Maybe the pro dancer just wanted to, uhh, dance? The source added:
"Derek very well may not be gay. But he sure was dressed pretty, and he threw an impressive hissy fit when I asked for a photo!"
And we can dream up just as many reasons why someone might not want to be photographed — like you've never had a bad hair day!
We don't know whether he's dating co-star Katherine Jenkins but plenty of straight folk enjoy gay clubs. Derek says he's straight and we have no reason not to take the man at his word.
We aren't sure why he didn't want to be photographed but the DWTS vet doesn't owe us an explanation.
His private life is just that — private.
Even in Utah, shimmying isn't a crime.
[Image via Brian To/WENN.]