Model and actor Shemar Moore has been plagued for years with rumors that he is gay. The “Criminal Minds” actor has previously clapped back at the questions about his sexuality. Now, Moore is speaking out on the subject again to BET and shared a steamy kiss with “RHOA” star, Phaedra Parks!
Moore addressed the homosexual rumors in a new interview with BET when he was asked why he often denies the rumors.
Shemar stated, “I just think it’s all silly. If you’re gay, you’re gay. I’m not, and I know that and I’m very comfortable with who I am and I love women. I’ve dated plenty of them. If you think I’m gay, send your girlfriend over to my house for the weekend and see what happens. For real. You can call that arrogant if you want to. I just call it confident. You can call me whatever you want, but you don’t know me.
“I have fans that are gay, men that come up to me, and they’re inspired by me, or they like me as an entertainer, and when they want to give me a hug or take pictures with me, what, am I supposed to not put my arm around them or stand next to them, and if the man next to me in the picture is gay, that makes me gay? That’s just simpleminded ignorance, and I don’t play that.”
Rumors about Moore being gay go all the way back at least to 2007. The rumors were reignited in July when Shemar shared a photo on Instagram.
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A photo posted by Shemar Moore (@shemarfmoore) on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:03am PDT
Moore later responded to the rumors with this video:
A video posted by Shemar Moore (@shemarfmoore) on Jun 23, 2016 at 8:39pm PDT
One person that can probably vouch for Shemar not being gay is “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, Phaedra Parks. The reality star appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” alongside Moore and got a little lip action.
A video posted by Classic Reality TV Moments (@therealitytvnetwork) on Dec 12, 2016 at 1:58pm PST
Parks later gushed over her lip-lock with Shemar, stating, “Oh my gosh! I kissed him more than…hmmm. Yeah, it was quite a lot of kissing…. My lips haven’t…. I felt like I had been violated, but I was happy for the violation! Girl, he gave me life… this man kissed me on the lips.”