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.
How much does he love his gay fans?
Oh, they├óΓé¼Γäóre the best. I love them. When I meet gay fans out and about, they├óΓé¼Γäóre so great to talk to ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ and I├óΓé¼Γäóm big on hugging, because I├óΓé¼Γäóm from the Midwest. They├óΓé¼Γäóre just so energetic and loving. I├óΓé¼Γäóm proud to have those fans, and their support means a lot to me. I don├óΓé¼Γäót 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 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ 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├óΓé¼Γäót know were gay until years later. I├óΓé¼Γäód 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├óΓé¼Γäós house right when I came to L.A. He was showing me his place, and I asked, ‘Where do you sleep?’ He├óΓé¼Γäós 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├óΓé¼Γäóve slept in the same bed as my brothers, and I├óΓé¼Γäóve crashed on a friend├óΓé¼Γäós 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├óΓé¼Γäót 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├óΓé¼Γäót just friends! That├óΓé¼Γäós the day my gaydar finally kicked in. We├óΓé¼Γäóre still the best of friends to this day. Now I have some really close friends who are gay.
About those gay rumors…
I don├óΓé¼Γäót Google myself, but I├óΓé¼Γäóve heard that people think I├óΓé¼Γäóm gay. I├óΓé¼Γäóve heard it all. See, I don├óΓé¼Γäót really go after girls. Most of the girlfriends I├óΓé¼Γäóve had have come after me. So it├óΓé¼Γäós really funny when girls get offended because I don├óΓé¼Γäót hit on them. They├óΓé¼Γäóll transform their insecurity into, ‘Oh, that makes sense, because I heard you├óΓé¼Γäóre into guys and have a boyfriend.’ I├óΓé¼Γäóm like, ‘Seriously? That├óΓé¼Γäós 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├óΓé¼Γäóm a Christian, but the only commandment that I really live by is ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ It doesn├óΓé¼Γäót matter who a person is or what they├óΓé¼Γäóre into, you just show them love. If they├óΓé¼Γäóre happy, be happy for them. Be a believer, have faith in something, but no one├óΓé¼Γäós 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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