Comment Disclaimer: Interestingly, he added, "In some strange way, it was kinda like some kinda lesson that was learned. They're using it as an insult. Though he is still palpably affected, Gill's is among the most measured and humbled responses to these kind of rumors that I've heard. I mean, we used to all sit around laughing and making gay jokes. In the clip above, it's hard to parse out just why Gill is so fervent in his denial of the rumors — is it the general idea of being misrepresented, injured masculinity or the taint that the gay association could possibly put on his career? I don't think of "gay" as an insult, and I admire those like James Franco who seem entirely unfazed by such gossip.
As a kid growing up, I remember how we'd talk about other kids who were different, how they were gay and all that stuff.
If we assume that he is straight as he claims, his narrative of being sexually mislabeled in public is a strange one that only few can claim. That said, I can also see how consistently being mischaracterized becomes frustrating. More than anything, I found Gill's situation fascinating, especially when he explained the aforementioned notion of karma as it applied to his past homophobia:
If we assume that he is straight as he claims, his narrative of being sexually mislabeled in public is a strange one that only few can claim.