Kerry Washington Says Haters Can Call Her A Lesbian All They Want, Joke’s on Them Because She’s Not A Homophobe

Kerry Washington laughingEvery time Kerry Washington opens her mouth, I fall a little bit more in obsess with her. Falling in obsess is exactly like falling in love, minus the part where the object of your affection knows you exist. As you can imagine, I fall in obsess a lot. In fact, my lawyer says I’m right at the limit in between being a fan and being served with a restraining order. But how can I resist a celebrity who comes out on the record as not caring what people think about her sexuality.

In a recent interview with  Advocatethe star responded perfectly to a question about the rumors that she’s a lesbian. 

It’s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn’t share their personal life. I understand their frustration. I like how people will post pictures of me with other women that I adore, hugging on red carpets, and say, “See?” Are we so uncomfortable with love between two people of the same gender that we immediately label it as sexual? But I’ve never been bothered by the lesbian rumor. There’s nothing offensive about it, so there’s no reason to be offended.

Not only does she raise a good point about the public feeling the need to fill in details about her private life because she doesn’t share them, but she also makes it clear that being called a lesbian isn’t insulting to her. She doesn’t need to defend herself because she doesn’t see rumors about her sexuality as an attack. It’s just something people say about her; Kerry Washington has great hair, Kerry Washington reminds me why sleeping with the president isn’t a good idea, Kerry Washington loves to unwind at a good lesbian bar at the end of a long week. She’s totally “whatever” about the rumors and I (in case you’re slow on the uptake) love it.

While we still have quite a ways to go when it comes to eradicating homophobia, a major star like Kerry Washington coming out and openly saying that being called a lesbian isn’t an insult gets us one step closer to equality. Hopefully, when her baby (!!!) is old enough to google her mom’s name, she’ll find this quote and be all like, “I don’t get why they even asked you that, Mom!”

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    • Maitri

      I fully believe the rumors about her being awesome.

      • Jenni

        I hope so. I would be devastated if I found out otherwise.

      • FauxRealFaux

        Jenni, I think I having falling in obsess with you. You and I are going to hang out at my imaginary mall.

      • Jenni

        I’m nowhere near worthy of falling in obsess, but if this mall has an Auntie Anne’s that hands out samples, I’m in!

    • Jenny

      This reminds me of how Johnny Galecki responded to gay rumours.
      Love this woman.

      • Jenni

        I hope this becomes the new standard response! Josh Hutcherson also responded really well to rumors in an interview.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        And Harry Styles, too! And Matt Damon!

    • CMc

      Good for her for responding so well. I love her. I can’t believe how silly some people can be. “Oh look two women hugging. They must be lovers in the night.” Who jumps to that conclusion??

      • Jenni

        I think it’s even worse for guys. If they show any emotion, they’re in a bromance at best and in a secret gay affair at worst.

    • Jessieface

      I broke up with a boyfriend in college, I was fairly close with his family, and I remember when the news broke his mother accused me of being a lesbian. She was so angry and filled with hate. I remember I just laughed, quite uncontrollably, bc I thought it was just so ridiculous that that was the most hurtful thing she could think to call me. In her eyes it would be so devastating, I would not come back from it. Unfortunately for her, it offended me not.

      Good for Kerry Washington, she is winning the race to be my new celebrity BFF.

      • Jenni

        Ugh, your ex-boyfriend’s mother sounds like a total drag.

    • FauxRealFaux

      Kerry Washington is almost as awesome as my idol Olivia Pope!

    • collinnyo145

      my Aunty Amelia got a new blue
      Land Rover LR4 only from working part time off a home computer… helpful hints

    • Misenhammer

      I hope the conservatives don’t give her too hard a time when science reveals that with each interview, she actually is making the female population slightly gayer for her.