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22nd-Sep-2013 08:38 pm
Why do I even listen? Urgh, did I really need another reason to dislike Marini? Nope! Yet, he provides me with one, once again. I read some comment on AfterElton (Yes, I know, it has another name now) and went searching for it because I know that AE has it's own way of interpreting things, but I found the supposed comment Marini made on www.bethenny.com.

The first question asked of him was: "Would you ever lie to the press to help a famous gay friend stay in the closet?"

I appreciate his attempt to be modern in stating that it's 'uncool' to be the closet (was it ever 'cool' to be in the closet? It's been called a lot of things, but 'cool/uncool'????), and good fo him, that he was a witness during a same-sex wedding and I agree that it's most likely better to be who you need to be, however I still think it's not HIS decision to out anyone and/or discuss their sexual orientation with others, especially members of the press.

Now I'm even more happy that he only started ruining acting in B&S since season 4, so Luke Macfarlane could come out on his own terms and not because Marini couldn't keep his trap shut.

I recently watched Wentworth Miller's speech for the Human Rights Campaign about how much trouble he had had to accept himself and how he struggled about coming out, (I wonder in how far it cost him his supposed relationship with Luke Macfarlane.) and I'm glad that he didn't have someone like Marini thinking his internal fight is 'uncool' and go yanking him out of the closet by discussing with the press what another actor is not ready to discuss with anyone just yet.

Nope, again he didn't score many points with me.

Just my opinion, though.
22nd-Sep-2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
I don't tend to dislike him as much as the majority seems to. He's ok. As for the comment, I have two thoughts. One - he is not American or English, so he's at a disadvantage in finding the perfect words to express himself. Maybe what he said, isn't precisely what he meant. Two - that was an unfair question and really bad position to put him or anyone in. It's rather a damned if you do, damned if you don't type of a question. You either reveal yourself as a disloyal SOB or a liar - neither option a pleasant one. Aside from refusing to answer the question, there was no way to answer this gracefully.
26th-Sep-2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
The word 'cool' is thrown around a lot in non-English speaking countries, I guess. It was my stop-word for a while as well. :)
And I do agree with Marini, that in 2013 it SHOULD not be a shame anymore to be gay, but ... a lot people still feel that way, and discussing their private lives with members of the press (especially if the actor is not out) is just 'not done'. In general, it's unwise to discuss other actor's sexuality with the press, which was more the thing that bugged me.
27th-Sep-2013 12:24 am (UTC)
I didn't think he had done that, but ABSOLUTELY! No one else's concern, no matter what side of the fence you are on the issue....
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