Monday, November 06, 2006

neil patrick harris and the whole gay thing

i have a soft spot in my heart for neil patrick harris. not just because of doogie, but because of other things i've seen him in, all of which i currently forget.

this weekend he confirmed he was gay, in a way that made it just a part of his life, not some big deal. i really liked that. surprisingly enough, i was also impressed with people magazine, who did not print a headline about mr. harris coming out. the headline was "neil patrick harris tells people (the magazine, not just random people on the street, although possibly that too) he is gay" the little subtitle read: "Neil Patrick Harris is gay – and wants to quell recent reports that he had denied it."

which is much better than one headline i read about neil patrick harris 'coming out', even though it really would appear that he was never 'in'.

or, the most horrifying one that i saw today while waiting for the subway (it was on one of those little tv things in the TTC subways that run headlines and advertizements) which said "neil patrick harris admits he's gay". ADMITS?!?!?!?!?! excuse me?!? since when is being gay something that one 'admits' to? i can see if he'd been hiding it, if he'd been playing straight, and then the admission is not that he's gay, but rather that he's been misleading people, but admits he's gay? i was bloody incensed. okay, apparently i still am.

but seriously, i mean, come on people!

i guess what i'm saying is sometimes the media sucks. i know you're all shocked at this wild revelation, but well, you know, that's me, hard hitting and revealing.

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