Saturday, November 04, 2006

People who need People

Of course I think it's great that celebrities keep coming out of the closet, even if they're not exactly A-list, even if it wasn't exactly on their own terms, and even if no one's exactly surprised. As far as we've come, we still live in a world where people have trouble accepting a gay actor playing straight, but a straight actor playing gay wins an Oscar. (And a gay actor playing gay "won't discuss his personal life.")

But why People magazine? Lance Bass, TR Knight and Neil Patrick Harris have all gone to People with their announcements of gaydom. Couldn't they have picked a slightly classier news source? CNN has a website too, you know. Or better yet, Fox News!