Queen Latifah Didn't Come Out After All
Remember when it was announced that Queen Latifah was going to play a gay event in Long Beach and everyone started shrieking that this meant the woman had come out?
I seized the opportunity to weigh in with the sense that this might be a teeny tiny act of inching out a wittle bit--or it might just be another paying gig.
Well, guess what?
It was just another paying gig.
She wasn't coming out--AT ALL!
Latifah explains that she has never dealt with her pesonal life and she never will.
Gee, isn't it heartwarming to know that a major star has decided that her lesbianism is completely off limits when it comes to on-the-record discussions through eternity?
With so many celebs coming out, Latifah publicly cementing her glass-closet status is a bizarre act of defiance.
But on the bright side, she certainly didn't say, "I did not come out because I'm not gay!"
Her shtick is to be gay but not say so, and I guess we're going to have to deal with it.
And my way of dealing with it might be to go to her next gig and scream, "Yay, lesbian!"
Now which way is Long Beach?
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