Wrestler-turned-movie star DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON is urging his gay celebrity pals to come clean about their sexuality because he's convinced it will be a career boost for them.That’s so cool…and so right. The best cure for homophobia is knowing lesbians and gays. A lot of people feel like they “know” celebrities they like; they take sides during celebrity splits (it must have been Jen’s fault—she wouldn’t have a baby!; no, it was Brad’s fault—he messed around with Angelina Jolie!), as if there’s any way to know the secrets, the problems, the pains of someone else’s marriage. It’s kind of sad that there are so many who care so much about the personal lives of celebrities, often making stars’ peccadilloes more important than whether they can act, or sing, or whatever, but it can be useful, too. That’s what The Rock is pointing out; stars have an opportunity to demystify homosexuality to their fans. It’s easy to say when you’re not the one who might suffer the backlash, but I think he’s right. There are plenty of people who will love them, anyway.
THE SCORPION KING star plays a gay bodyguard in new JOHN TRAVOLTA comedy BE COOL and he claims the role has made him realise that homosexuality is no longer something that needs to be hidden in Hollywood.
He tells gay magazine OUT, "I know a lot of gay actors in Hollywood who don't want to come out, and whatever the reasons are I respect that.
"But I think if people love you now, and if you came out, they would love you more, and if they didn't, then they weren't real people to begin with."
I don’t think SpongeBob’s ratings are suffering since he was outed, are they?