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PhilipClark
03-08-2010, 11:39 AM
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Just Jack just came out.

Four years after ending his run as Will & Grace's scene-stealing sidekick, Sean Hayes has confirmed the long-swirling rumors of his sexuality by proudly taking this month's cover of The Advocate.

"I am who I am," the 39-year-old Emmy winner told the magazine. "I was never in, as they say. Never."

As for why Hayes waited so long to speak so candidly about his personal life, well, there's one simple reason: It was—and despite his sudden forthcomingness, remains—nobody's business.

"I believe that nobody owes anything to anybody," he said. "Nobody owes anything to anybody. You are your authentic self to whom and when you choose to be, and if you don't know somebody, then why would you explain to them how you live your life?"

And despite his previous reluctance to go on record about his personal life, Hayes still rightly feels he has done more than his part for the community.

"I feel like I've contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I'm open to it. You're welcome, Advocate."

However, the road to his coming out was long, and Hayes is not without disappointment for those who did their best to out him before he was ready, including the Advocate itself.

"Why would you go down that path with somebody who's done so much to contribute to the gay community?" he asked. "That was my beef about it. What more do you want me to do? Do you want me to stand on a float? And then what? It's never enough.

"That's the thing about celebrity: It sets you up to fail because the expectation is so high of what's needed, what's wanted from you that the second you don't [meet it], you disappoint people."

As for whether his disclosure will cost the erstwhile Jack McFarland any future jobs, he can't say.

"They know where I am if they want me," he said. "And if they don't, that's fine, too."

Still, Hayes, about to make his Broadway debut alongside Kristin Chenoweth in Promises, Promises, isn't divulging everything about his private life. While he confirms that he's in a relationship, that's about the extent of the details he's dishing.

"I spend time with a special someone in my life," he said. "That's it. That's all I need. I don't need events. I don't do a lot. I live my life like an 85-year-old man. I'm just quiet. It's fantastic."



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Gregory
03-08-2010, 11:41 AM
Did the character do anything but perpetuate the stereotype? I'm asking seriously. All the commercials made him seem like he was made of balsa wood and Judy Garland's tears.

Marcdachamp
03-08-2010, 11:43 AM
GOD DAMN... it is one slow news day.

CapnChaos
03-08-2010, 11:44 AM
"I feel like I've contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I'm open to it. You're welcome, Advocate."

He contributed to the gay movement by playing up the most annoying stereotypes associated with gay people?

Rafiennes
03-08-2010, 11:47 AM
Wow.
Did not see that coming..................

TheKraken
03-08-2010, 11:48 AM
All the commercials made him seem like he was made of balsa wood and Judy Garland's tears.

It is this flair for language that has made Gregory one of my favorite posters for many years... :lol:

Brian Defferding
03-08-2010, 11:49 AM
Wow.
Did not see that coming..................

That's what he said. ROFFEL

Ryan Elliott
03-08-2010, 11:50 AM
He contributed to the gay movement by playing up the most annoying stereotypes associated with gay people?


Yes, but, on the other hand, you had Will. Who was a completely "normal" gay man. So I think it's a good balance.

And when I say normal, I mean not like Jack.

And remember:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK46d6Jdhfk

RickLM
03-08-2010, 11:51 AM
So I was right.

Rafiennes
03-08-2010, 11:51 AM
That's what he said. ROFFEL

Set and point!

Howlett
03-08-2010, 11:52 AM
He contributed to the gay movement by playing up the most annoying stereotypes associated with gay people?

I know a lot of gay people. Guys who you'd never know are gay, guys who are open and obvious about it, drag queens ... pretty much every type you can imagine.

And the one thing they all have in common is their complete and utter hatred of that fucking character. A lot of them like or love the show, but they hate that guy so much it's hilarious.

Marcdachamp
03-08-2010, 11:59 AM
Did the character do anything but perpetuate the stereotype? I'm asking seriously. All the commercials made him seem like he was made of balsa wood and Judy Garland's tears.

:rofl:

That show confused the fuck out of me. Not sexually, I just wondered how the fuck Will went from that in the commercials to dating Grace a few seasons later.

And yes, Jack was annoying as shit.

Albert
03-08-2010, 12:01 PM
He contributed to the gay movement by playing up the most annoying stereotypes associated with gay people?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_hypothesis

Jef UK
03-08-2010, 12:10 PM
Why bother watching Will & Grace if not for Jack and Karen?

You people and your opinions!

dasNdanger
03-08-2010, 12:28 PM
Meh. No surprise. Long ago I came to the conclusion that everyone in Hollywood is either gay, or Jewish.



das

Magnum V.I.
03-08-2010, 12:35 PM
So I guess we know who's the half man amiright?!


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Ryan Elliott
03-08-2010, 12:41 PM
So I guess we know who's the half man amiright?!


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That's not even the same guy.

Some private detective you are.

Magnum V.I.
03-08-2010, 12:42 PM
That's not even the same guy.

Some private detective you are.

:mad: Fine!!! I'm wrong!!!


But those guys look the same!!!

Ryan Elliott
03-08-2010, 12:44 PM
http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/5/0/-/-/jack_macfarland.jpg
http://www.exposay.com/celebrity-photos/jon-cryer-6th-annual-lili-claire-foundation-benefit-L8epFp.jpg


MEH!

Magnum V.I.
03-08-2010, 12:48 PM
http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/5/0/-/-/jack_macfarland.jpg
http://www.exposay.com/celebrity-photos/jon-cryer-6th-annual-lili-claire-foundation-benefit-L8epFp.jpg


MEH!

i saw!!!


I never watched Will and Grace so my only experience from them was maybe 30 or 40 seconds of him plus the few times I pass through 2 and a half men on tv and see that guy.


They looked the same and I always thought they were!!

Ryan Elliott
03-08-2010, 12:50 PM
i saw!!!


I never watched Will and Grace so my only experience from them was maybe 30 or 40 seconds of him plus the few times I pass through 2 and a half men on tv and see that guy.


They looked the same and I always thought they were!!


Well you thought wrong sir!! Wrong!!!

Magnum V.I.
03-08-2010, 12:51 PM
Well you thought wrong sir!! Wrong!!!

Eh, Who cares.

Ryan Elliott
03-08-2010, 12:52 PM
Eh, Who cares.


The PI union.

Your license is being revoked as we speak. :miffed:

LenNWallace
03-08-2010, 12:55 PM
It is this flair for language that has made Gregory one of my favorite posters for many years... :lol:

Seconded. I'm still laughing.

thatguyfromsyracuse
03-08-2010, 12:58 PM
i saw!!!


I never watched Will and Grace so my only experience from them was maybe 30 or 40 seconds of him plus the few times I pass through 2 and a half men on tv and see that guy.


They looked the same and I always thought they were!!

Oh, so all white people look the same to you? You're racist!

majorjoe23
03-08-2010, 01:09 PM
Yes, but, on the other hand, you had Will. Who was a completely "normal" gay man. So I think it's a good balance.

And when I say normal, I mean not like Jack.

And remember:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK46d6Jdhfk

What bugged me about Will & Grace is that Will was not a normal gay man. He was nearly asexual for the majority of the show. And then they balanced that with Jack's bitchy queen.

My guess is there were plenty of viewers saying "That Will is such a nice young man, why doesn't he just go out with Grace?"

Khrutch
03-08-2010, 01:11 PM
...zzzzzzz...zz...zzzz.....

Magnum V.I.
03-08-2010, 01:12 PM
The PI union.

Your license is being revoked as we speak. :miffed:

Funny for you my state is unlicensed!!


Oh, so all white people look the same to you? You're racist!

It's called Profiling.

thatguyfromsyracuse
03-08-2010, 01:12 PM
...zzzzzzz...zz...zzzz.....

That's the worst imitation of a chainsaw ever!

CapnChaos
03-08-2010, 01:16 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_hypothesis

http://jameslogancourier.org/media/quotes/20080527-fetchit2b.jpg?

http://www.collectiondx.com/gallery2/gallery/d/484213-2/RotF+Autobot++twins+Skids+and+Mudflap+posed+togeth er.jpg?

Ryan Elliott
03-08-2010, 01:16 PM
What bugged me about Will & Grace is that Will was not a normal gay man. He was nearly asexual for the majority of the show. And then they balanced that with Jack's bitchy queen.

My guess is there were plenty of viewers saying "That Will is such a nice young man, why doesn't he just go out with Grace?"

really? From what I've seen of the show, Will was dating quite a few guys here and there, but could never really hold down a relationship.


...zzzzzzz...zz...zzzz.....

Thanks for this really insightful post. I'll remember this wisdom for the rest of my life.


Funny for you my state is unlicensed!!

It's called Profiling.

Aha! Operating without a license! I'm calling the cops, you organized stalker!

Brother Power the Gong
03-08-2010, 01:17 PM
That's the worst imitation of a chainsaw ever!

Listen more closely and you'll hear he's praying.

thatguyfromsyracuse
03-08-2010, 01:17 PM
Funny for you my state is unlicensed!!



It's called Profiling.

Oh, so I guess that makes it OK then? Your hate makes you real, real ugly Josh. :sad:

Magnum V.I.
03-08-2010, 01:35 PM
Oh, so I guess that makes it OK then? Your hate makes you real, real ugly Josh. :sad:

:( I only hate because I believe in the Spaghetti Monster.

CapnChaos
03-08-2010, 02:25 PM
Listen more closely and you'll hear he's praying.

My grandpa prayed like that during some long sermons.

PhilipClark
03-08-2010, 02:52 PM
Meh. No surprise. Long ago I came to the conclusion that everyone in Hollywood is either gay, or Jewish.



das

Pretty sure Will & Grace filmed in New York. I think he still lives there, too.

Trey Krimsin
03-08-2010, 04:01 PM
i saw!!!


I never watched Will and Grace so my only experience from them was maybe 30 or 40 seconds of him plus the few times I pass through 2 and a half men on tv and see that guy.


They looked the same and I always thought they were!!

Wait a minute! You're saying Duckie wasn't the stereotypical gay man on Will & Grace, but the closeted gay man on Two Men and a Half? Unbelievable!

Hyperstorm
03-08-2010, 07:47 PM
Yeah, Jack was an annoying stereotype for half the series, but stereotypes are stereotypes because they are true to some degree.

At least he was an entertaining stereotype for the last half of the series.