After many years of rumours, actor Kevin Spacey announced yesterday through his social networks that from now on he will “live as a gay man” . The exit from the closet of the protagonist of House of Cards , however, coincides with an accusation of sexual harassment against a minor . Also actor Anthony Rapp revealed that Spacey tried to abuse him in 1986, when he was 14 years old and the star, 26.In the text shared with his fans, Spacey expresses that he does not remember doing what Rapp claims . However, he maintains that if it happened as the victim says, he owes her “the most sincere apology . “
The winner of an Oscar for American Beauty points out in the statement that throughout this time he has had relationships with men and women, but that he has only had romantic encounters and has loved men .
On the other hand, the Anthony Rapp has detailed that the interpreter of Frank Underwood tried to have sex with him during a party at the actor’s house. The event was held to celebrate the success of some plays in which both acted. The interpreter of the Star Trek series says that he was the only teenager in the meeting and that he entered a room to watch television. At midnight, he was surprised to find that he was the last guest in the mansion. At about the same time, Spacey entered the room he was in and lay on top of him. “He was trying to seduce me. I don’t know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to have sex with me” , revealed Rapp, who chose to go home after the incident.Anthony Rapp.
This is how a brave act like coming out of the closet has become the latest scandal in Hollywood , which was already moved by the Weinstein case.
We recall here some of the most mediatic exits from the closet over time.
Jim Parsons, the popular Sheldon of The Big Band Theory , confirmed the rumors about his sexual orientation in 2010. It was in a profile made by The New York Times , in which he revealed that he had been in a relationship for 10 years. He and Todd Spiewak, his partner , married in May of this year after 14 years of relationship.
TV host Ellen DeGeneres was one of the celebrities who came out of the closet in the 1990s . On a cover of Time magazine , the presenter appeared with a headline that left no doubt: “Yes, I’m gay.”
DeGeneres said on that occasion that she was at a time in her life when she felt more comfortable with herself. “I don’t think she would have been able to talk about this before. I don’t think people would have been able to accept reality like I think they will now,” she said.
The former star of the Twilight saga, Kristen Stewart , confessed her bisexuality to Elle magazine. She did it completely naturally, without even mentioning the word bisexual. She said that she felt very much in love with Alicia Cargile . In February of this year, the actress did it again in a monologue on the Saturday Night Live show.
In 2015, Caitlyn Jenner showed herself to the world for the first time as a woman. It was on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, in which a bold message said “Call me Caitlyn” . In the interview, Jenner talked about her bravery in carrying out her true self rather than regretting not doing so.
“Today I accept my homosexuality as a gift that life gives me. I feel blessed to be who I am!” , singer Ricky Martin wrote in a letter he shared with his fans through of your website and your social networks. Now, for example, the Puerto Rican interpreter does not hide his relationship with Jwan Yosef .
Neil Patrick Harris
“Before you start spouting your opinion without asking me, I’m willing to clear up the rumours: I’m proud to say I ‘m a happily gay man ,” How I Met Your Mother actor Neil Patrick Harris told People in an interview . She married her partner, David Burtka, in 2014, after a 10-year relationship.
The year was 1976. The renowned singer Elton John dared to confess his sexual orientation in public with elegance and naturalness. “There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of the same sex (…). No one had had the courage to ask me before, but if they had, I would have answered,” he told Rolling Stone magazine at the time.
In addition to being an activist for the rights of the LGBT community, the singer Miley Cyrus decided from a very young age to live her sexuality freely. At the age of 14, she confessed to her mother that she liked girls and boys. In 2016, she declared in the magazine Rolling Stone that she hated the word “bisexual.” In this way, the controversial former Disney star defines herself as pansexual .
Another singer identified with the rights of the LGBT community is Lady Gaga. She considers herself bisexual and affirms it every time she is asked. “I have already had several experiences with women. It’s just that I love them”, she has assured her more than once.
Despite having been romantically linked to other actors, in 2014 Ellen Page admitted that she liked women. The protagonist of the film Juno did so during a speech she gave at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive. “I am here because I am gay. And because maybe I can make a difference,” she said.