George Clooney is comfortable in his own skin. The actor, who is currently dating with Stacy Keibler, doesn’t “give a s–––” if people think he isn’t straight.
“I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, ‘These are lies!’ That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community,” George said in a recent interview.
“I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a sh*t,” he added.
‘The Ides of March’ actor has been an activist for gay rights – most notably getting involved in the fight for legalizing gay marriage.
“It’s always been this albatross that stood out to me as the final leg of the civil rights movement,” George said.
“One day the marriage equality fight will look as archaic as George Wallace standing on the University of Alabama steps, keeping James Hook from attending college because he was black.”
The actor kept on talking: “It’s obviously not the same as if it were the ’50s and ’60s with Rock Hudson. Look at Neil Patrick Harris. He’s a big star on a hit show, and no one’s telling him he can’t play a straight womanizer.”
But the rumors, says Clooney, will always be there. “You know, you live your life well, you treat people well, and you hope that other people won’t make stories up about you, but they will anyway. It is what it is.”
A long time supporter of marriage equality, George Clooney said last month that he believs its conservative opposition is facing an inevitable decline.
“I think the world is changing and it’s becoming less and less of an issue and I think it shouldn’t be long now,” Clooney told reporters at the Critics’ Choice Awards. “I think younger people are looking at this like, ‘Who cares?'”
“I do believe it’s generational, much like the civil rights movement,” he continued. “Young people started taking to the streets and things changed. This really is the final leg of the civil rights movement.”
Meanwhile there are rumors circulating over the Internet that George Clooney and Brad Pitt are more than just friends. Clooney commented on this topic.
“People think Brad and I hang out all the time, but the truth is that we see each other very rarely, maybe a couple times a year,” he told The Advocate magazine.
“I’ve had great fun spending time with my friend again over the awards season. Not only do I enjoy him as a person and respect his talent, but I also love what he does in the world. I can’t speak highly enough about how hard he works at making the world better. I’m very proud to call him my friend.”