Queerty.com reports that the National Enquirer is trying to out The Hurt Locker‘s Jeremy Renner.
Their reasons, not because he didn’t hook-up with Jessica Simpson when he had the chance. It’s because he brought his mom to the Oscars, he likes showtunes, and he prefers to play “emotionally complex characters.”
Enquirer has a track record of attemping to out celebrities; Meredith Baxter, Larry Birkhead and Gayle King. They also published a quote from Renner’s old acting coach, who spoke with another publication some time ago.
“I have never had the pleasure of meeting Jeremy’s boyfriend, but the fact that Jeremy is gay has never been a primary concern.”
Why does Hollywood try to hide homosexuality? No one cares. Ellen Degeneres has the most popular talk show on television, everyone loves Anderson Cooper and we all still believe Neil Patrick Harris’s character on How I Met Your Mother. Then again, Rupert Everett claims coming out ruined his career. And there is a reason that Tom Cruise, Vin Diesel and Ryan Seacrest are still in the closet.