Joel McHale has gained a lot of gay fans around the globe thanks to Community, and as with pretty much every good-looking male celeb who looks after their body (and boy does he look after his body), he’s had rumours about his sexuality floating around for years. Now he’s been talking to The Advocate about it, and has revealed he really doesn’t care.
”I always find it really weird when guys flip out over someone thinking they might be gay,” he says. “If a guy gets offended by that, there’s something wrong with him. I take it as a compliment.”
He adds, “As long as the comments about my body are positive, I don’t mind.”
McHale’s very happy about all the support his comedy show has had from gay fans, saying “Community needs all the help it can get, so thank God for our gay fans. Our young gay fans especially are the loudest and most Internet-savvy. That also speaks to the quality of our show, which I think is highly intelligent.”
As well as Community, McHale presented the TV series The Soup, and has popped up in movies such as Spider-man 2, Ted, and What’s Your Number?.
The actor also tells a story about a situation where he ended up in a gay bar as a young man, waiting for a friend, when he realised that the men around him were starting to come onto him. So what’s his advice for a straight man to deal with this situation? “Just a very quick, courteous blowjob.”