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  1. Jay says

    I don’t think he means any harm but well-meaning and clueless doesn’t always equal harmless. I’d say he should ask his buddy Lance Bass the inverse, but that’s just begging for another foot in the mouth.

  2. says

    Girls, girls, PLEASE! Why so sensitive? PMS-ing are we?

    His exact question was [sic] “is it more challenging to play a homosexual than a straight role – I would imagine so…” This would indicate that he thinks it’s not as easy to play gay as people think it is….it’s not just a limp wrist and a swishy walk.

    Looking at where he is coming from, exactly how many people from his (old) neighborhood gets to ask a question on this subject? Give him credit – at least he didn’t use the word ‘fag’ or ‘fairy’ in his question.

    Listen, if we keep lying in wait to attack straight people every time on the slightest slip they may (perceived or not) have made, they’re not going to be so willing to support us on the issues that are really important to the GLBT community.

  3. resurrect says

    ah – celebrity actors and the insipid trials that they go through to hawk the culture. “is it hard to play a homosexual? did you find the role a stretch?” all this from a goon in a rented tux, trading off being one-fifth of a short shelf-life boy band. dude – “is hard to play a douchebag?” – because it sure looks to come natural to you. lisa & joey – ah, not so much.

  4. Kyle Michel Sullivan says

    I dunno…Joey’s nowhere near the brightest wattage on that carpet, but I don’t think his questions were mean-spirited. Just insipid and revealing of how nimwitted he is.

  5. Marilyn says

    I thought he was implying something about Franco. It sounded to me like he was hinting that playing a homosexual wasn’t a stretch for him, particularly when he contrasted it with Franco playing a stoner.

    Whatever the case, it’s obvious he was teasing Franco, not setting out to insult gay people.

  6. JT says

    LOL…its funny…Never do you hear the question, “Was it hard to play…? …”a murderer”…”abusive husband”…”a drug addict”…”a racist biggot”…”an adulterer.”
    Since now its PROVEN that playing gay doesnt equate career suicide, we REALLY need to get passed this. The truly hard thing still is BEING LBGT and still being a leading actor. Joey isnt a biggot, he’s just ignorant…though he has NO excuse to be.

  7. says

    I don’t think anybody was insinuating that it was insulting. Perhaps to Franco’s acting skills, but not to gays. Just embarrassing for Fat One in an ignorant, moronic way.

  8. Randy says

    The video wouldn’t play for me. But if we have straight guys going on the Tyra Banks show telling us that they choose to have actual sex with guys in online broadcasts, why are we still bothering to ask straight actors about playing gay in a Hollywood movie? If they say it’s difficult, I’m just not buying their sob story any more.

  9. Jason says

    “Girls, girls, PLEASE! Why so sensitive? PMS-ing are we?

    His exact question was [sic] “is it more challenging to play a homosexual than a straight role – I would imagine so…” This would indicate that he thinks it’s not as easy to play gay as people think it is….it’s not just a limp wrist and a swishy walk.

    Looking at where he is coming from, exactly how many people from his (old) neighborhood gets to ask a question on this subject? Give him credit – at least he didn’t use the word ‘fag’ or ‘fairy’ in his question.

    Listen, if we keep lying in wait to attack straight people every time on the slightest slip they may (perceived or not) have made, they’re not going to be so willing to support us on the issues that are really important to the GLBT community.”

    Quoted for truth. Jesus fucking Christ, what is it with you people sometimes?

  10. Zeke says

    “Homosexual”?

    How last millenium of Fatone to use this word in a non scientific conversation.

    I doubt he meant anything negative by it but he should be informed that “homosexual” has become the word of choice of the anti-gay set.

    Sorry Jason and Caribtony, some of us have set our sights a bit higher than simply settling for not being called fags and fairies.

    Don’t much care for “you people” either.

  11. chris says

    The main gays who use words like “girls” “fags” and “fairies” are usually the BIGGEST “GIRLS” “FAGS” and “FAIRIES” themselves.Im masculine and ONLY hang with masculine gay men and NONE of us use such words.We do however use the word queen to describe those gays who carry themselves in that unsettling dubious manner.You wont see me walking around in a skimpy alittle tank top and skin tight hip-hugging jeans with glitter all over my face yelling “MISS THANG” or “GRRRRRRRL”.That is tired,unattractive and is the exact embarrassing stereotypical image that heteros interpret us as.As for any “queen” or “str8 loser” who calls me that,they WILL get their face bashed in.

  12. 2nd Class Citizen says

    No one cares if it was difficult to portray a homosexual. We are all human. Milk was an educational film. The question should have been: “Do you think that people who knew nothing about those early struggles pictured in Milk have now been motivated?”

  13. Kyle says

    TMZ showed a clip of him and his friends leaving a club not to long ago with the friends yelling “fag” this and “fag!” that while Joey laughed.

    He is BY FAR and away the most annoying “human” being on television, and how this FAT faced, gorilla with zero charisma or charm and the worst ad libs manages to have a “career” on television truly speaks to the sad state of affairs in Hollywood. ZERO talent. ALL politics. He is the worst excuse for a T.V host I could ever imagine..and yet he’s on t.v “hosting”…

  14. Kyle says

    “Im masculine and ONLY hang with masculine gay men”

    Chris, you’re no better than the worst anti gay basher. Only do we, as gay men, selectively choose who we want to hang out with based on the clothes they wear, and/or what others (in this case, hetros) think of us while we hang out with them. Also, regardless of how “masculine” you and your friends TRY to act, people can still tell. I can still tell. Even with the most “masculine” of gay men…there’s that aura, and we can all (minus a bumkin from Iowa) can still tell. By virtue of liking the cock…you and your “ONLY MASCULINE” friends kinda lost your masculine luster. Nice try though “bro”…

  15. troschne says

    Correct response from Franco to Fat-One: “I don’t really think it’s any harder than your having to play straight every day.” I can guaran-fucking-tee that would have shut him up right there. I would have pissed my pants laughing at that one! Fat-One is nothing more than a talentless hack. “Singing Bee”, anyone????

  16. joe says

    Joey is one of the sweetest men on the planet. He is NOT homophobic. Lance Bass is the godfather to his daughter. Joey may come across as a little air-headed sometimes, but one thing he is not, is homophobic.

  17. joe says

    Joey is one of the sweetest men on the planet. He is NOT homophobic. Lance Bass is the godfather to his daughter. Joey may come across as a little air-headed sometimes, but one thing he is not, is homophobic.

  18. Troy says

    Kyle, you might want to work on why you feel a man can never be truly masculine if he’s gay.

    And, it never ceases to baffle me why Fatone, etc. assume Franco is straight.

  19. Jai says

    “Kyle, you might want to work on why you feel a man can never be truly masculine if he’s gay.”

    I was thinking that too. Thanks Troy. As much as I dislike the the comment “ultra-manly” Chris made, I also have a difficult time with Kyle’s comment as well. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t view himself as “masculine” enough because of his gayness and feels that’s how ALL gay men are too, and he’s bitter about it. I don’t know. I just get sick and tired of gay men (masculine or feminine) dictating how every other gay man should or is supposed to act. Same thing with straight men too, because they act just as bad. A “REAL” man should just be himself. Whether straight, gay, masculine, or feminine, or somewhere in between.

  20. jamesintoronto says

    I don’t know why these Red Carpet shows insist on having D-listers interview the celebs… can’t they hire someone who has actually seen a movie, knows what to ask and doesn’t embarass themself with each insipid question… is that too much to ask?

    And to “Masculine Chris”… you’d do well to read some gay history. If it weren’t for the drag queens back at the Stonewall you wouldn’t have any rights at all.

  21. jackie says

    He was implying Franco is a notorious closet case (which he is), which prompted much awkward squirming from Franco.

    Joey Fatone has been on Broadway and has many gays in his life — I would bet serious money he knows that Franco is known to be gay (with a boyfriend) and was just getting awkward because he couldn’t say it directly on the TV Guide channel. Franco is the one who should be ashamed, for being closeted.

  22. Christian says

    Oh, god. There was nothing really insulting in that interview and it’s obvious Joey meant no harm. Yet everyone here is acting like he just said “nappy haired hos”. Consider yourself lucky if this is the worst kind of “homophobia” you’ve dealt with.

  23. Hector says

    “at least he didn’t use the word ‘fag’ or ‘fairy’ in his question. ”
    Are you kidding??
    Is it enough respect for you just not using insulting words?
    Famous people have a great power, which comes with an enormous responsability, isn’t it?

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