‘Looking’ heart throb Russell Tovey is stirring controversy in the LGBT community with comments he made recently around his not becoming an ‘effeminate’ gay. Via Fusion:
Russell Tovey is an actor who happens to be gay, stars in series about gay men, and has been a victim of a knife attack because he says he was wearing a cardigan in a town where men didn’t wear cardigans.
Now Tovey is being the bully. He’s essentially putting down other men who wear cardigans, or in his words “effeminate” men.
“I feel like I could have been really effeminate, if I hadn’t gone to the school I went to. Where I felt like I had to toughen up,” Tovey told the Guardian.
“If I’d have been able to relax, prance around, sing in the street, I might be a different person now. I thank my dad for that, for not allowing me to go down that path,” Tovey goes on to say.
Guess what, Russell? You should probably consult with your publicist before making such stupid statements. Isn’t your show ‘Looking’ trying to break stereotypes with an honest look at LGBT life? Your attitude is embarrassing as it is much harder to “prance” around as a cardigan-wearing effeminate man than to go down your path.
Now, cue the “my words were taken out of context” apology.
You may be sexy, Russell, but need some help in the brains department.
What do you think? Am I overreacting?