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'Shameless' Actor Cameron Monaghan: 'I'm Not Gay...It Feels a Bit Odd to 'Come Out' as a Straight Guy'


In response to his followers questions yesterday, actor Cameron Monaghan, who plays a gay teen on Showtime's Shameless, came out as a straight guy.

Said Monaghan on Twitter: "This is the only time I will answer this here: No, I'm not gay. Yes, I play a gay character. No, the question should not be relevant."

Adding, "Thanks for the kind words, everyone. It feels a bit odd to 'come out' as a straight guy."

(via ed kennedy)

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  1. *sigh*

    Posted by: bandanajack | Feb 27, 2013 2:18:24 PM

  2. He's a cutie and I liked him the first season, but his acting has just gotten bad.

    Posted by: Not that Rob | Feb 27, 2013 2:43:52 PM

  3. Great show. And he makes a great point. It doesn't matter.

    Posted by: Mikey | Feb 27, 2013 2:54:49 PM

  4. Great show. And he makes a great point. It doesn't matter.

    Posted by: Mikey | Feb 27, 2013 2:54:52 PM

  5. meh

    he is only 20, if he says the same when he is 30 then ok, but even then hollywood is not forgiving to an actor being openly gay

    Posted by: Moz's | Feb 27, 2013 2:55:38 PM

  6. I prefer Noel Fisher personally.

    Posted by: Derrick | Feb 27, 2013 3:01:40 PM

  7. Moz,

    Are you serious? What if someone said that about a 20 year old who came out as gay? Why even bother doubting the guy?

    Posted by: Roger | Feb 27, 2013 3:04:28 PM

  8. Excellent show. His acting has not gotten bad....the writing is slightly different and now his role is changed. And the valid point that he makes is that it doesn't matter so 'why' ask.

    Posted by: Spdrcr | Feb 27, 2013 3:06:08 PM

  9. This is another no news news story... just diasppointed that TR spent time on it. Yes, he's good looking,however being gay does not mean I have to watch a TV show with gay characters. I found GLEE absolutely boring and rather watch Jeopardy then some junk on TV.

    Posted by: Jerry Pritikin the bleacher Preacher | Feb 27, 2013 3:14:26 PM

  10. The most interesting gay character on TV is Officer Cooper on "Southland."

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 27, 2013 3:37:27 PM

  11. The numerous bear ass f-ing scenes with guys on "Shameless" are a real testament to his acting skill.

    Posted by: GB | Feb 27, 2013 3:37:47 PM

  12. Nobody obsesses more about the gay word than towleroad. Every second word is gay.

    Posted by: rise | Feb 27, 2013 4:07:13 PM

  13. Any one else notice how Hollywood likes to give most of the gay roles to straight (or so-called straight) actors, but doesn't like to give straight roles to gay actors? I'm so sick of it all.

    Posted by: Sergio | Feb 27, 2013 4:18:53 PM

  14. OK, where exactly does the line form?

    IMHO, while I don't think every guy is gay, I do think every guy has the potential.

    Posted by: Michael | Feb 27, 2013 5:45:52 PM

  15. @SERGIO-- Hollywood, a town of scared homicidal rabbits, prefers Gays who are easy to peg and non-threatening like "Jack" on "Will and Grace".
    A butch Gay guy being around may make their fat, unattractive asses feel threatened.

    Posted by: Bob | Feb 27, 2013 5:55:20 PM

  16. @NOT THAT ROB - Agreed. His acting...isn't good. I wouldn't mind them recasting his part actually. Kudos to his response, though.

    Posted by: daws | Feb 27, 2013 6:14:57 PM

  17. Notice how many winners at the Oscars thanked a gay partner.

    In case your are trying to do the math, 0+0=0.

    Posted by: ***** | Feb 27, 2013 6:18:49 PM

  18. "you are"

    Posted by: ***** | Feb 27, 2013 6:21:23 PM

  19. Gotta love Rise, the concern troll.

    Posted by: MateoM | Feb 27, 2013 8:22:39 PM

  20. Sergio, have you not watched How I Met Your Mother? Neil Patrick Harris plays a womanizer

    Posted by: Kat | Feb 27, 2013 8:34:24 PM

  21. Speak your truth Cameron. Well said!

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 27, 2013 8:44:13 PM

  22. Again: Apparently it's a crime for whathisname to play Tony Mendez because the actor isn't latino.... but it's considered generous , daring, or challenging for self identified straight actors to play defined gay characters.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Feb 27, 2013 9:37:43 PM

  23. Um, isn't this why they call it "acting"? All of us am what we am, gay, straight, bi, whatever else. Give the guy a break and let him play the character.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Feb 27, 2013 11:08:10 PM


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