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Antonio Sabato Jr Can't Decide if He'd Choose To Be Gay or Stupid


On last night's Chelsea Lately, Antonio Sabato Jr. was on talking about his role on General Hospital: Night Shift, a prime time spin-off which looks at the nocturnal activities of characters related to the daytime soap. After showing a clip in which the gay innuendo runs high (screencap below), they get into a discussion of whether Antonio would rather be gay or stupid, as he looks either/or in the clip. I've transcribed it for you:

CHELSEA: So in that scene you're with a guy, is there a gay storyline there?

SABATO JR: No not for me, no.

CHELSEA: Okay, a little bit on the show is there?

SABATO JR: There is, actually. There is. There always has to be a gay storyline these days, otherwise they're not hip.

CHELSEA: Okay. But you - because I looked at your body on there and I would think to myself, you're either gay or really stupid. Anyone who has a body that looks like you - and it's the same with women - you're ether really gay or really dumb...So if you had to choose gay or stupid what would you choose? If you had to be one what would you choose?

SABATO JR: I gotta be political, that's a tough question.

CHELSEA: (whispers) Just say gay.

SABATO JR: No, I won't answer that.

Apparently he's stupid. And the conversation continues to confirm that.

CHELSEA: You're very handsome you obviously know that. You were a Calvin Klein model.

SABATO JR: I don't know I'm handsome. I don't get up in the morning and go I'm handsome.

CHELSEA: Oh please. Yes of course you do.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Okay, posted the previous comment without actually watching the clip or knowing who Chelsea even was...kuddos to Antonio...Chelsea reminded me of an ex-friend who blew her mind out on meth while thinking all the time she was a goddess...and yes, chunky girls can still stay chunky on meth...

    Posted by: mike | Jul 30, 2008 10:30:13 PM

  2. She thought she was being smart and edgy, but her question was actually stupid and mean. She comes across as trying to humiliate and gay-bait him.

    Posted by: Hank | Jul 31, 2008 1:19:06 AM

  3. Wow. You know what? I caught this interview by chance and I figured I'd watch because I still love those Calvin Klein ads that Antonio did and when this subject came up, I knew in the back of my head that this would be a debate with the extremists. I hoped that it wouldn't, but that's not the world we live in. At the end of the day, is THIS really what we're using all of our energy on?? It's so not that serious! I like Antonio, but since when do we take our social cues from him?? Who really cares???

    Posted by: JM | Aug 2, 2008 4:01:54 PM

  4. who cares? He is still a looker and I would do him in an instant. Just give the guy a break. He is working with what he's got. He's had more of a career that most of you guys could ever have in the business.

    Posted by: marvin | Aug 3, 2008 5:15:27 PM

  5. I remember Antonio's "MTV Cribs" appearance (response to previous post)and he DID NOT have a life-sized Batman mannequin in his home. He had the original Batman mask from the first film a family member got him for Xmas. Everyone knows Antonio is a huge Batman fan, like millions of others in the world, why this matters I don't know. However, I think Antonio did the right thing by not answering that question, or else you all would be dogging on him for something else. He has gay friends (who doesn't) and I'm sure he doesn't want to disrespect any of them. Chelsea is right by saying beautiful people are always called stupid. It's because less than beautiful people need a reason to feel good about themselves. I love Antonio and will continue to be a fan!

    Posted by: KC | Aug 3, 2008 5:59:14 PM

  6. Thank you KC!!! Antonio DID NOT have a life sized Batman mannequin. Before you idiots post and talk shit,please have your facts straight. He had 2 Batman mask. One being the Original from the movie. I am a somewhat fan of Antonio and I think he is gay-friendly and answered that question very well. Not wanting to call himself stupid and not wanting to offend anyone else. Chelsea is funny and i actually enjoyed the interview. Also most of us don't know how it feels to be model beautiful so we probably do think they are lying when they say they don't stand in the mirror everyday and call themselves beautiful.

    Posted by: Rhonda | Nov 23, 2008 2:59:49 PM

  7. I don't think he's gay... He's back and he's looking for love in VH1's new show, My Antonio. Check out
    to see a supertrailer and cast photos of the ladies who are trying to win his hunktastic heart. Make sure to tune in for the premiere on Sunday, August 16th at 10pm, only on VH1.

    Posted by: CG13 | Aug 5, 2009 5:09:21 PM

  8. I agree with Rhonda...

    The question was a set up......duh. BTW, who gives a flying "F" if he is gay or not. His life, let him live it his way. He isn't slamming anyone, and seems like a nice guy. How is it that ANYTHING said on this topic by an actor/model is "wrong?"

    Gay= Smart? Not from what I see... (well, I think I am; but that doesn't count ;-)

    Looking fit = dumb? Not from my experience. They are very disciplined and hard working guys that, surprise, get results!

    If most of the trolls I see in the gym showers/sauna used a fraction of the energy that they use whining and tearing down other folks on their bodies in the actual gym or just walking/running/swimming, they would look better than this guy. People with low self esteem, call these guys "stupid" so they don't have to face themselves, and their lack of effort.

    Men have it easy. We can do and be (physically) just about whatever we want; depending upon what we "put in" in terms of effort, time, food, etc.. Women have to deal with genetics and childbearing body issues; and yet they generally do, better than men.

    Get over yourselves.... Get over "Gay" &""Sexaholism" being the only things in your lives....

    In short, get a life and leave poor bastards like this guy alone. He is just trying to do his job, acting. And frankly seems like a nice guy. Accept that, him as he is.....i.e. unavailable to the local troll.....and dont turn him bitter through your unfaced baggage.

    Posted by: patrick mahoney | Oct 17, 2009 10:43:00 AM

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