There have been many homosexuals throughout the entire entertainment spectrum and even some incredibly famous ones in the music realm.
“Queen” frontman Freddie Mercury was famously gay and even died of AIDS. Elton John has been out since the 1970s. And famed pianist Liberace was almost overtly and obviously homosexual.
But people were a little shocked to see this country music singer who currently has the number one song on the Billboard’s Hot 100 come out as gay.
Sometimes there are celebrities who come out as homosexual that stuns the world and other times it was probably painfully obvious from the day they were born.
For instance, when the Me Too Movement scandal swept America in October 2017 and all of the allegations against Kevin Spacey came to the forefront; were you really surprised to learn he came out as homosexual?
At best you may have thought he was bisexual but it wasn’t a shock to the system when he announced it in his public statement – desperately trying to use that as a way to deflect from his sexual assault allegations.
But then there’s an actor like Rock Hudson; whose coming out of the closet was probably the biggest shocker of all.
Hudson largely played a hardened tough guy like he did in the sprawling epic “Giant” about the life of a Texas cattle rancher, which ultimately got him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
The Hollywood actor kept his homosexuality hidden from the public for decades and even went so far as to marry Phyllis Gates, his agent’s secretary, in a desperate attempt to hide it.
It wasn’t revealed to the public until 1986 in a biography of Hudson, “Rock Hudson: His Story,” shortly after his death.
And now people are shocked that rapper and country music breakout star, Lil Nas X, who collaborated with Billy Ray Cyrus on “Old Town Road,” just revealed at the end of gay pride month that he’s gay.
Apparently Lil Nas X thought he made it obvious too.
deadass thought i made it obvious pic.twitter.com/HFCbVqBkLM
— nope (@LilNasX) June 30, 2019
His outfits might have been a dead giveaway but when you consider how flamboyant and bombastic some outfits straight celebrities wear, it just seemed like it was a part of the gimmick.
Here’s the rap/country crossover song:
It’s only the 12th song to spend that many weeks atop the chart since it launched in 1958. It also surpasses Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow,” and Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” to claim the longest run at number one by a hip-hop song.
In fact, it’s the first number one by an out gay man since Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind.”
The song was pulled from the Country music Billboards chart because critics suggested it wasn’t “country enough,’ or the fact that Lil Nas X is black, but Billboard fired back and said its decision to pull it from the country chart “had absolutely nothing to do with the race of the artist.”