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Levi Johnston: 'It's Great' to be a Gay Icon


Levi Johnston appears on The Joy Behar Show tonight. In this preview clip, she asks him about his Playgirl portfolio and a gay porn movie with a Levi look-alike. She also asks him how he feels about being objectified by gay men.

Asks Behar: "How does it feel to be a gay icon? You come from a conservative background, right? And Alaska's not the most liberal state, and yet you seem to be very comfortable being a gay icon."

Answers Johnston:"Growing up in Wasilla, it is [conservative]. I've never even seen a gay guy in Wasilla, I don't think. I've seen gay guys, but...once I started doing all these tours and everything, you know, I just...they're people too. It doesn't matter to me. It's just more's great."


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  1. I think Joy was just baiting him by repeating "YOU'RE A GAY ICON" over and over. Pretty lame, Joy. Kevin Aucoin is a Gay Icon, Levi is a sexy straight guy. Period. Stop trying to make him trip up and say something stupid.

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Dec 8, 2009 2:49:32 AM

  2. What the fuck is a gay icon ? Maybe Donal Og Cusack, senior hurler with Cork, who is the only athlete to come out and announce that being gay is just acceptable as being that's an icon, ...,a breaker of moulds, one who has the balls to stand up and tell the emperor he has no clothes, or tell the pope that he is wrong, we are not "disordered"......

    Levi might be a nice guy, but I don't see that he's an icon just because he's got some gay fans. He gives me nothing to follow.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 8, 2009 3:35:22 AM

  3. Only one asshole here and that is you. This kid is trying. He is learning more in a few short months than some of the people posting here will n a lifetime. Alaska isn't a gay violence hotbed. Although as a queer who lives near Wasilla all I can say is that the cretin gays wishing a ghetto closet on straight men who try to understand, I'd kick your @ss myself. Credit where credit is due. Evolution is change over time. We should be so lucky. More young men would wake up and stand against the trash they were fed as children to embrace diversity.

    Posted by: akChris | Dec 8, 2009 7:08:49 AM

  4. So... When someone says anything negative and/or hurtful about us, we are all over them. Which we should be. Then when someone has something good to say about us, we are all over them, stating that they are lying and secretly means otherwise?

    Aren't we just precious...

    Posted by: TheNiebur | Dec 8, 2009 7:42:46 AM

  5. The fickle gays , you cannot trust them. An "icon" stamp must be earned , its the interviewer who is the jerk for putting that label on the guy.

    Posted by: yaaah69 | Dec 8, 2009 8:04:31 AM

  6. Icon?? Puh-lease, will someone get Joy Behar some reality pills.

    And why does posing for Playgirl qualify Levi for "gay iconic status"? Doesn't Joy believe that women have a right to objectify men as well. Or is her thinking still stuck in the 1700's as far as female sexuality is concerned?

    Posted by: jason | Dec 8, 2009 8:13:10 AM

  7. Joy's use of the word icon is misplaced here. While I find Johnston as interesting as a paper clip, I don't think any anger should be directed at him. He's trying to roll with the punches in the interview.

    The word icon is thrown around way too much. When Lady Gaga called herself a pop icon on SNL recently, I was like, "um, don't you have to have a few years of pop stardom under your belt?" Maybe by her third album . . .

    Posted by: Alex | Dec 8, 2009 9:09:05 AM

  8. Side-show celebrity? Man, that guy loves attention.

    Note: this is not an insult. I'm actually quite impressed he's rode his 15 minutes this long. I'm now convinced that so long as Sarah Palin is famous, he'll be able to take his act on the road. Furthermore, while I don't find him particularly interesting or entertaining, I *do* find it very entertaining that he's still around to be the pebble in Sarah Palin's shoe (well, one of many, but probably the most hilarious one). So, keep on trucking with the Levi stories, Andy ;)

    Posted by: Ryan | Dec 8, 2009 9:45:39 AM

  9. What a f**king bunch of a**hole fa**ots. I remember Marky Mark stripping at gay clubs and the gays going crazy over him and when he got his 15 minutes he kicked gays in the teeth......but you still worshipped him! Go look in the mirrors guys I bet most posting here can't get a date at 2 AM as the bars are closing. No wonder gays can't get equal rights, worse than junior high girls!

    Posted by: major707 | Dec 8, 2009 11:33:09 AM

  10. @ Major707

    Yes! They really are a bunch of f****t assholes,its no wonder there are so many social problems with gays.And yall expect to be taken seriously by "them"? I dont see how that will work

    Posted by: Rocky | Dec 8, 2009 11:57:25 AM

  11. It is not surprising that the media labeled this kid a gay icon, I doubt he knew what the word meant when he first heard it, or has ever opened a dictionary. The word icon in general is tossed around too easily. Just like the word diva, the current VH1 divas include Miley Cyrus and Kelly Clarkson, WTF. Cher is throwing something at a mirror right now.

    As for Levi, Palin dragged this young kid onto the center stage, he is just making the most of it, and considering his education and background, he's holding his own.

    As he has said, he has plenty of dirt on the Palins, he seems to be keeping his mouth closed for the sake of his kid, and was very clear if Palin trashed him, he'd hit back. She's not said much since then.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Dec 8, 2009 12:18:55 PM

  12. Levi is a Taoist icon. He goes with the flow, tells the truth, is comfortable with all things natural, including his own body, and, like a Taoist adept, always has something up his sleeve.

    Posted by: clint | Dec 8, 2009 12:27:24 PM

  13. "Jew Yorker?"

    Are we in an ugly mood today, TANK?....can't blame the Jews for head cheese, TANK.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Dec 8, 2009 12:41:32 PM

  14. Ricky, thanks for what you said. Too bad some of the other posters here can't understand this. Um, I wonder just how many guys here did buy Playgirl? He's a young guy with a good attitude having a great time in his young life. I detect just a little bit of jealousy in many of these posts. People like jamesintoronto need to ease up or else try some different meds.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 8, 2009 1:17:29 PM

  15. Tank - are you an idiot? No, wait - there must be a better way to phrase that. . . let's try "how stupid are you?" Yes, that is better and probably a phrase you are very familiar with.

    Tank - can you read - I mean, is this a reading comprehension issue - are you s-l-o-w or are you just so eager to denounce a post that you rush through comments until you find your negative slant and then fire away regardless of the actual content of the post? For the record - stupid and eager is generally not a good combination.

    Levi is more of a friend and hero to gays and lesbians his age and younger than an ignorant, bitter, sniffling, trifling, whiny, idiot like you will ever be. And while I am sure that means nothing to you - newsflash - this is not about you.

    Read my post idiot - and then comment - and maybe this will help - I said nothing about Levi's impact on straight guys - period - his age, younger, or at all - now go back and read my post s-l-o-w-l-y Princess - out loud if it helps.

    And as for the Joy Behr "Jew Yorker" comment - nice. . . real nice. . . classy - do you feel better now having said that - does it make you feel like a real man - like a real American - you are neither.

    Posted by: ricky | Dec 8, 2009 1:17:44 PM

  16. Of course he loves being a gay icon. They're the only ones who think he's hot, and Playgirl is a gay mag not a woman's mag. If he started knocking gays he'd have no fans at all.

    Posted by: Jimmy/Boston | Dec 8, 2009 1:58:50 PM

  17. Why are so many of you so quick to judge Levi?
    Why is it necessary to throw insults at him?
    He's a young guy, and has been lacking in personal responsibility; but all us have been there. Let the guy alone for now. Slamming him is not justified.

    Posted by: rebirth | Dec 8, 2009 2:11:57 PM

  18. Icon? That's cute.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Dec 8, 2009 2:46:45 PM

  19. Ricky, you're a joke. I misread nothing...I got you down cold with desperate defense of your way too young crush on levi. It's a creepy, you creepy old man. Family guy, anyone? Creepy old pervert on family guy? That's the vibe. You're a sad old man. Go away, you give us all a bad name.

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 8, 2009 4:54:58 PM

  20. Derrick, isn't this yet another shining opportunity for you and your cohorts to derail this topic into a diatribe about white racism keeping ya down? LOL! Idiot.

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 8, 2009 4:59:07 PM

  21. "Derrick, isn't this yet another shining opportunity for you and your cohorts to derail this topic into a diatribe about white racism keeping ya down? LOL! Idiot."

    "Jew Yorkers?"

    A white supremacist with an inferiority complex--that's a triple idiot. Rahm Emanuel could whup your anti-semitic ass.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Dec 8, 2009 5:07:08 PM

  22. EarthlingDave:

    Please brotha...........there are PLENTY of homophobic, antigay under 30's.

    Posted by: Phil McCracken | Dec 8, 2009 5:10:38 PM

  23. JamesinToronna:

    Why the hate? Did u get a beating from some hockey stick wielding rednecks from East Bumfuck, Manitoba growing up?

    Posted by: Phil McCracken | Dec 8, 2009 5:15:05 PM

  24. C'mon, derrick, you can do better than that...not much, admittedly...because the only card you know how to play is the race card, or the bigotry card. You're a about a twenty watt, but you can do better than that. Calling me a white supremacist? That's a start. Now you're just a hop and a skip away from race baiting. My perceived antisemitism? LOL! Idiot.

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 8, 2009 5:33:50 PM

  25. Oh, and derrick, I think I'm starting to understand how literal a turnip is...

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 8, 2009 5:37:00 PM

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