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1 comments | Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Ving Rhames has become the topic of conversation in many circles recently after he signed on to be Adam Sandler's co-star in the upcoming film "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry". In the film the two actors pose as a gay couple in order to secure benefits from their employer.

Ving, who is no stranger to playing gay roles has reportedly refused to shoot an on-screen kiss with Sandler, instead opting for a girl dressed in drag. I almost don't blame him for not wanting to kiss Adam Sandler, I think I would have to pass on that too.
But what if that isn't the case? Why accept a gay role and then refuse to be intimate with your co-star of the same sex if the script calls for it?

We all know that macho Hollywood actors are seeking out gay roles nowadays to prove they are "serious" actors, Will Smith, Taye Diggs, and Colin Ferell have all played gay characters and have not received any backlash. So if these allegations are true then Ving really needs to hang out with the countless gay people that I'm sure he comes in contact with on a daily basis and work through his issues. Hey Ving, I've kissed a man before and it's actually not that bad!

What's even worse than Ving's possible homophobic reaction to a role he agreed to play is the comments that were left by people on columnist Janet Charlton's site. I've posted some of the most ridiculous comments below. This just proves there's still more work to be done when it comes to educating our straight friends about homosexuality.



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why do you make me read these comments darian. I always get so frustrated at other peoples ignorance. It makes my head hurt from hitting it on the desk in frustration!!LOL

December 07, 2006 3:07 AM


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