We don’t respect a man of his age and standing refusing to be open about who he is, but we respect his right to make that choice. But we vehemently reject the use of the standard celebrity coming-out announcement to distract from the fact that serious allegations have been made against him. Worse, the statement made it sound like feeling up 14-year-olds is just a thing that happens when gay men – pardon us, men who “choose to live as a gay man” – get drunk.
In case there’s any confusion on this matter, please allow these two longstanding gay men to clear it up for you:
Alcohol does not make gay men fondle teenage boys.
That one’s all on you, Kev.
Compare this Tom and Lorenzo column with the soft-hands treatment Spacey is getting from ABC and NBC.