In the latest Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue, which I swear to god I buy because of the pictures of the clothes, there’s an interview with James Marsden. In it he is asked the question, “Based on your fan mail and people who approach you on the street, who would you say is your fan base?” He replies:
Well, since X-men, I can add comic book fans, but before that I’d say young women between 10 and 24 and probably every gay man in the universe. Straight men all think I’m a pussy. I gotta tell you, if it wasn’t for gay men, I’d probably own a carpet cleaning business. I’m very popular with the gay community, which is lovely. There are plenty of people out there who have no clue who I am, but I have never met a gay man yet who didn’t know who I was. It’s great!
This – ladies and gentlemen – is what pardens for an enlightened attitude these days. Just think – all of us gay men lusting after James Marsden! How lucky we are to have someone as pretty as him to unite around! How we love him. I think we should all change our political identity to being Marsdosexuals! Maybe wave banners! Ah, we’re so loyal and friendly and loving. Much like Labradors! Wouldn’t we make such good pets? I’m going to say this once and once only – James Marsden, it’s not only straight men that think you’re a “pussy” and I think it’s a bloody sorry state of affairs if your kind of patronising, self-obsessed idiocy represents the world that gay people have battled for over the last few decades. You can take your “mad props to all the gay men out there” and you can shove em up your butt.