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Openly Gay Singer Will Young Tweets Homophobic Incident On Pride Day - VIDEO

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Will Young, an openly gay singer who found fame in the first series of English television talent show Pop Idol in 2002, took to Twitter to rant about a June 28 homophobic incident.

Young said that he was told to stop hugging his boyfriend because “it was offending another 'conservative' (read homophobic) spa visitor.”

The singer has yet to reveal where the incident took place but has since announced that it has been resolved.

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Flash back and watch Will Young perform on Pop Idol, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Perhaps if he hadn't rubbed his sexuality in the face of others this would not have happened. Though it's not ideal, most of society still isn't comfortable with gay male sexuality. We need to respect that discomfort. One day we'll overcome this societal disgust. But until that day comes we must respect our peers and keep our affection to ourselves.

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 1, 2014 11:13:24 AM


  2. If he hasn't reported to the Spa or the authorities..then it's just more "Victim Publicity" for the media...

    Posted by: styler | Jul 1, 2014 11:16:28 AM


  3. @Rick-- No we do not. Visibility breeds acceptance. You can cower in the closet without me.

    Posted by: Cran | Jul 1, 2014 11:25:08 AM


  4. The only way people get used to it is to see it more. PDA is, make no mistake, a very important part of the Movement. Embrace your loves, show affection in public. Hiding ourselves and our love only makes it seem shameful. Live out Loud. Hold hands. Kiss. Embrace.

    Only a coward would give an excuse not to.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 1, 2014 11:27:47 AM


  5. And since when are hugs not allowed between anyone, regardless of sexuality? Anyone who thinks that hugging a friend is "rubbing [someone's] sexuality in the face of others" must lead and awfully lonely life indeed.

    Posted by: Cran | Jul 1, 2014 11:27:56 AM


  6. Yep, Rick, the whole stay in the closet until they accept you bit has always been proven a winning strategy. Moron.

    While I am all for people not making out in public, regardless of who they are, expecting that gay people not engaging in the exact same behavior as straight people do in public is going to magically make homophobes "get over it" is pure stupidity. There is zero logical thought behind that very insipid idea.

    Gay people shouldn't have to hide their affection because some poor bigot might feel uncomfortable. That's not how the adult world should work.

    Seriously, you need some counseling to get over your self loathing.

    Posted by: LiamB | Jul 1, 2014 11:28:21 AM


  7. If someone is offended by PDA between men, it's their problem. It's not our problem.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jul 1, 2014 11:32:03 AM


  8. Just wanted to chime in and say that I think he's a tremendous talent. I hope to hear news about his next album soon.

    Posted by: Mikey M | Jul 1, 2014 11:42:45 AM


  9. PDA is inappropriate, whether gay or straight.

    Posted by: Victoria | Jul 1, 2014 1:14:16 PM


  10. "PDA is inappropriate, whether gay or straight."

    Yeh, we all went through that phase when we were struggling with coming out. You'll get past it once you develop more self esteem. Try therapy.

    Posted by: crispy | Jul 1, 2014 1:24:24 PM


  11. I second Mikey.

    Posted by: John | Jul 1, 2014 1:52:19 PM


  12. I agree with Mikey and John.
    I own two of his CDs --- he's got a great voice.

    Posted by: me | Jul 1, 2014 2:14:34 PM


  13. Can somebody write a browser add-on that 'disappears' text preceded by the phrase "POSTED BY: RICK"? Additional triggers could be stored in a user-maintained list; new names being added with a right-click on the offending name.

    I'd actually pay for such a thing and I'm sure Andy (who may even be posting as Rick as part of his commercialization of the Hegelian Dialectic) would find a way to make a buck off of it.

    The marketplace awaits.

    Posted by: Thomas J Watson | Jul 1, 2014 3:54:07 PM


  14. Thomas Watson, that sounds like a very dumb idea.

    Posted by: tim | Jul 1, 2014 4:05:21 PM


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