i soooooooo wish odell did this gq magazine with the ramen off his head.
he is a super snack with his new haircut…
so odell beckjam jr has mastered the art of “leaving them talking“.
he knows folks talk about him so he gives them something to talk about.
when asked about the constant chatter about his sexual orientation,
this is what he had to tell “gq” for their august issue…
There was a period of time when a lot of gossip sites—specifically black gossip sites—would constantly say that you were closeted. They’d call you “excited” in a hot-tub photo with your teammates or simply just say you’re gay. How’d that make you feel?
I’ve never had an opportunity to talk about this. Honestly wasn’t offended. I’ve never once had no problem with anybody who has their own personal life that they live. I have friends who are gay. It was almost more funny to me. I almost messed with them even more. It’s like when someone gives me an ultimatum, I’m usually always going to go to the opposite way of what you want me to go. So when they would say that, I would almost mess with them even more. I have no problem with anyone’s sexual orientation.
I feel like posts like that only contribute to homophobia in the black community. The idea that someone must be gay—or that being gay is in any way shameful—because they’re dancing or have blond hair seems so small-minded.
Or because they’re “close with other men.” Even like little videos where they see me leaned back or something, they’ll say that I’m looking at a guy’s ass. And I’m like, “Bro! You don’t even know where my mind is at.” It was just a lose-lose. They’d see me with a white woman and be like, “Why don’t you be with any sisters?” I have no problem with any race. Love is love. If you’re attracted to somebody, you’re attracted to somebody. There was such a stigma built up, [as though] I don’t like my own women. It’s like, no, I don’t like anybody who annoys me. [laughs]
i loved how outspoken he was with this part:
You’ve talked a lot about media being unfair. Does it hurt worse when black media sites are unfairly critical of you?
Yes, it makes it worse when it comes from the black community. I feel like everything is a double standard. You want us to support the black community, and then you go out and bash black people for being happy. So someone can’t be happy, someone can’t be dancing. “Oh, he’s always around guys, he’s never around girls.” I just don’t want you to see what woman I’m with, and I don’t want you in my personal life. I always try to keep my personal life my personal life. I feel like I don’t owe that to anybody.
i can font that i agree with him.
black media can be hard on odell.
i think people,
are hard on those who are “different“.
those who go against the grain are the ones who get picked on the most.
it’s funny because they love talking about his antics,
but any gay/bi can tell you…
It’s the ones you least suspect
i like odell.
i think he’s sexy af and if he got down,
i’d let him do me really hard.
i think he’s very unproblematic and is doing a really “organic” him.
Why does that make folks so angry?
lowkey: i love these shots from the article…
article cc: gq