Kevin Spacey isn't the only star who got supposedly outed against his will.
In his new book, Andy Cohen apparently outs Kevin Spacey as gay. I doubt anyone read this and had a life changing moment. It's still pretty rude, though, because Spacey has never publicly come out of the closet.
Whether or not it's "obvious," it's still his private life and his own business. Whatever he chooses to disclose with the public is his choice. This wasn't necessarily a well kept secret in the first place, but it was still a secret and Kevin Spacey's wishes should have been honored. In all honesty, outing Kevin Spacey is like telling a little kid that there's no Santa Claus. You're not accomplishing anything other than ruining someone's day.
Spacey isn't the first celebrity to get pulled out of the closet. You may be surprised to find this out, but there are a lot of gay people in the entertainment industry. Since they live in the public eye, not everyone is comfortable letting that information out. Also, even though it's dumb, being gay can effect what roles an actor is offered, so many stay in the closet for career reasons. Here are 20 celebrities that were outed against their will.
When photos of Matt Bomer making out with another man were released, he admitted to being gay. At that point, it wasn't so much as coming out of the closet as it was admitting that he was standing ten feet away from the closet. It was also a lot of straight guys breathing a sigh of relief, because, well, look at Matt Bomer. My girlfriend would leave me for that dude in a minute, and I couldn't even get mad at her for it.
When Kelly Ripa made a joke about Clay Aiken that Rosie O'Donnell found homophobic, everyone went "Well, that would only be homophobic if he Aiken was gay..." Turns out, that Rosie O'Donnell can't even stick up for somebody without also being the worst.
George Michael was outed, but it was by a cop who had "an encounter" with the singer in a public bathroom. You could say that the police issued a search warrant on his closet. Michael kept a sense of humor about the incident though, later mocking it in a music video.
It wasn't so much that Kevin Spacey allegedly being gay was a secret. We were just respecting that man's space and not making him talk about something he clearly wanted to keep private.
Former member of N*SYNC Lance Bass was outed by Perez Hilton. Probably because Perez Hilton has to do stuff like that to compensate for his lack of talent or skill to produce quality content on his own.
Neil Patrick Harris
This is another victim of one of Perez Hilton's lazy attempts at attention seeking. Fortunately, Neil Patrick Harris' career is doing great, and he's always doing adorable things with his husband and kids.
Portia de Rossi
Portia de Rossi was afraid to publicly come out of the closet until photos of her and her girlfriend appeared in tabloids. She then went on to marry Ellen DeGeneres, so things turned out better for her than most.
Everyone thought Zachary Quinto was great as Spock in the new Star Trek movies. Other people also thought he was gay. He kept it private until a magazine editor tweeted about his sexual orientation.
Despite specifically stating that she wanted to keep her love life private, Raven Symone was outed when the story broke about her moving in with her girlfriend.
The person most surprised to see Michelle Rodriguez on the cover of a famous gay magazine was Michelle Rodriguez. It wasn't something that she approved of, but once it happened she wasn't shy about her bisexuality.
The Apple CEO was outed by CNBC anchor, Simon Hobbs in an interview by asking, "I think Tim Cook is fairly open about the fact that he's gay at the head of Apple isn't he?" After a long pause, his guest, New York Times journalist, Jim Stewart said, "No. I don't want to comment on anybody who might or might not be."
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The actress and talk show host hasn't commented on her sexuality publically, but tabloids snapped a picture with her rather cozy with professional trainer, Jeanette Jenkins.
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Another celebrity who was pulled out of the closet by sneaky paparazzi! The pictures showed NFL player, Rhodes cuddling with his assistant, Russell Simpson. Simpson said they were a couple, but then Rhodes denied it by saying "I am not gay… The shots were taken during a past vacation in a casual environment with my entire business team."
Sadly the "Grey's Anatomy" actor outed by a homophobic fellow actor. Isiah Washington allegedly was kicked off the show for calling him a homophobic slur. T.R. Knight then told Ellen DeGeneres "I've never actually been called that to my face. So I think when that happened, something shifted, and it became bigger than myself."
The New Kids On The Block singer's ex-girlfriend decided to get her sweet revenge on him in an interview by saying in an interview that he "became gay." He then confirmed it in a blog post, but says "he never hidden the fact."
The "Twilight" actress has only been linked to men in the past, but she was then spotted with a very close female friend on a vacation in Honolulu. The paparazzi took pictures of them holding hands and snuggling.
Ian McKellan accidentally outed this fellow actor in an interview talking about "The Hobbit". McKellan said the following quote about Pace, "I would say that has been done in this regard in the last ten years in the industry a lot. Just look only how many openly gay actors in the 'Hobbit' with were: two of the dwarves, to Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Lee Pace. In 'The Lord of the Rings' I was the only one next to it there was my make-up artist and one from the wardrobe team. That's only once a progress, right?" Right except Lee Pace isn't out yet. Whoops!
The news anchor was in the closet for quite sometime and there were constant rumors about his sexuality. In order to shut things down he made an announcement in an email to Andrew Sullivan, "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."
There was speculation before, but the "La Vida Loca" singer was outed by his skincare expert, Ole Henriksen. In an interview he was asked who he would spend a romantic getaway with and he answered "I'd say my client Ricky Martin."
The "Portlandia" actress and band memeber of Sleater-Kinney was outed as bisexual by Spin when they published that she and band mate, Corin Tucker have dated. Her family didn't even know at the time, but Carrie later came forward to say that she is bisexual.