Despite the fact that George Clooney's sexuality is frequent fodder for tabloids around the world the actor says he doesn't feel the need to deny it. In a recent interview with Esquire U.K., Clooney opened up about his approach.
"[A headline read] 'George Clooney’s Gay-Gay-Gay.' And I said, 'I’m gay-gay. The third one’s pushing it,'" he recalled to the British publication about how the gossip started. "Well now, [according to the Internet] I'm gay. You’re not going [to deny it] because that’s flat out insulting to the gay community."
The flurry of rumors about his sexuality started when ex girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, claimed they had a father-daughter relationship and that their relationship ended because of their "personal needs."
It's not the first time though that Clooney has denied to comment on the rumors. In an interview with the British Publication, Advocate, last year he said, ""I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, 'These are lies!'" he said. "That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a shit."
Maintaining a semblance of a personal life in Hollywood has become increasingly difficult for many stars and in his Esquire interview Clooney commented that stars like Clark Gable couldn't survive today because they would be punching people out. And why not given the amount of intrusion that celebrities are faced with. Clooney went on to comment that it takes a very zen like approach to survive in Hollywood and in normal life.
What's great to take away from Clooney is the talk that goes on about us, is just that, talk.