Publicist: J.C. Chasez a Cool Guy, Not a Gay Guy

ChasezNew York Daily News columnist Ben Widdicombe reports that former N’Syncer J.C. Chasez’s publicist has issued a Neil Patrick Harris-style statement following reports that Chasez tried to arrange a date with a male stranger at New York’s fashion week.

Says Widdicombe: “So JC Chasez seemed very interested in meeting a particularly handsome young gentleman during Fashion Week. Of course, the poor bastard had to pick a guy who was friends with a gossip columnist. ‘[His publicist] was like, ‘JC is going to be at such and such a place later, and he’d love to hang out with you,” sez the olive-skinned hunk, who declined to share his phone number. Chasez’s rep says he does not recall that conversation taking place. ‘And if it did, it would just be to hang out in a group, because he’s a cool guy, not like a setup,’ he explained. Snickers bar, anyone?”