Shemar Moore responded to gay rumors in a new interview and called the incessant speculation about his sexuality “simpleminded ignorance.”
Chatting with BET.com for a Q&A published on Friday, December 9, the hunky Bounce Back actor, 46, shared his feelings about fans and followers who think he’s gay despite his denials on social media.
“I just think it's all silly. If you're gay, you're gay. I'm not, and I know that and I'm very comfortable with who I am and I love women. I've dated plenty of them. If you think I'm gay, send your girlfriend over to my house for the weekend and see what happens. For real,” Moore told the site. “You can call that arrogant if you want to. I just call it confident. You can call me whatever you want, but you don't know me.”
The Criminal Minds star also opened up about his many gay fans and his appreciation for them.
“I have fans that are gay, men that come up to me, and they're inspired by me, or they like me as an entertainer,” he explained. “And when they want to give me a hug or take pictures with me, what, am I supposed to not put my arm around them or stand next to them, and if the man next to me in the picture is gay, that makes me gay? That's just simpleminded ignorance, and I don't play that.”
Speculation about Moore’s sexuality began back in March after a Snapchat video, in which the hard-bodied fitness enthusiast is seen hanging out with a fan in what appears to be an LGBTQ nightclub, made its way online.
At the time, the California native took to Instagram to clap back at haters who questioned his heterosexuality after watching the clip. “Awwwwwww sh*t…. Let the controversy begin!!! I love him.. I hate him.. He's straight.. He's gay… He's sweet.. He's arrogant… Well, I would just like to say I LOVE women and life and people!!! I do not discriminate or allow people to feel small…. PERIOD!!!” he captioned a shirtless selfie. “Say what you want… I am SHEMAR FRANKLIN MOORE… PERIOD!!! Heeeeeeeeey BABY GIRLS n Fans!!! Happy Saturday!!! Keep it SILLY n SEXY!!! Kisses n Thangs!!! 😘😘😘😇😈❤️.”
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