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Old 04-18-02, 01:55 AM
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What if??

(Edited) What would you do if your favourite artist was to out him or herself as gay? Would you be pissed? Would you burn their albums or just shrug and keep listening?

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Is this a reference to suicide or closets?
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Well, Stipes gay and I still like R.E.M. so I don't really think it would matter one way or the other...

I assume thats what you're referring to anyway.
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Their sexual preferences should have no bearing over liking them. As long as they keep rocking, that's all that matters.
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I have no problem with it, but when a gay artist sings a love song it makes me wonder.....
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It's all about the music.

Gay or straight makes no difference.


Although I can see how the Gay singer singing a love song can be confusing
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If you really think it's true that revealing one's homosexuality has no bearing on whether the fanbase will continue following a particular artist, then why do you think it's so difficult for some artists to come out?

And why is it different in the case of actors/actresses? Or is it?
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My favorite singer Maynard James Keenan has gotten pretty close to that borderline many times dressing like a woman
But to answer the question, absolutely not. It wouldnt affect my listening to them one single bit.
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Well considering that one of my favorite bands is Emperor and the drummer(?) killed a homosexual and if he or any of his bandmates were to come out, then I'd be very very shocked. But it wouldn't stop my from listening to them.

I'd find it hilarious is Eminem outted himself. Consdering his history with gay's.
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wouldn't matter at all. i could care less what someones sexual preference is.
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Doesn't matter.
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if shirley manson turned gay . . i wouldn't care, she's still nice to look at
and that doesn't change how i feel about their music as it's still awesome.
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It wouldn't matter to me at all. It's about the music people!
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Originally posted by MJKTool
My favorite singer Maynard James Keenan has gotten pretty close to that borderline many times dressing like a woman
But to answer the question, absolutely not. It wouldnt affect my listening to them one single bit.
I thought it was pretty well known that Maynard was gay...am I wrong? I've always just assumed...

Anyway, it does not make one iota of difference to me either way, as long as the music's good.
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Would have no effect on me. What they do in the bedroom is between them and their SO. Long as the music is good why should I care?

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