Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Russell Tovey says He’s Glad he isn't Effeminate

In an article posted in The Guardian, hottie Russell Tovey talked about a lot of things like being bullied and teased. teased. But the real story is how glad he is for not being a sissy gay.

He said:
“I feel like I could have been really effeminate, if I hadn’t gone to the school I went to. Where I felt like I had to toughen up. If I’d have been able to relax, prance around, sing in the street, I might be a different person now. I thank my dad for that, for not allowing me to go down that path. Because it’s probably given me the unique quality that people think I have.”
Down that path? I guess being effeminate is like being a drug addict or some criminal. Russell, I don't think you meant harm in your statement, but honey, being effeminate isn't bad. Being effeminate is being true and real. Being effeminate is embracing all the things you love and celebrate. Being effeminate is being yourself, straight no chaser, boo.

So, please don't talk about how lucky you are to be sissy free. Because, that's something you shouldn't be so proud of.


Bob Slatten said...

Perfectly said.
Tovey has since apologized by the way.

miseriaphyn said...

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt and think it's an imfortunate choice of words.  It seems like this is a very delicate subject.  Let's suppose he just said: "I'm glad I'm masculine, and gotta thank my dad for that." Wouldn't that also raised some eyebrows ? How would you express such an idea? About being proud for being a masculine gay man and glad that it has kept doors open for you without offending others.

I really would like your opinion on this, I've been a quiet long time reader and you post thought provoking quotes all the time. xoxo

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