Bil Browning

Rivers: Make your money first

Filed By Bil Browning | June 29, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: coming out of the closet, gay actors, gay comics, gay performers, Joan Rivers, performing arts, The Advocate

"It's part of the game. If you're going to be a romantic idol and try to get every teenage girl to love you, then you'd be an ass to come out and say you're gay. That's why Ricky Martin was so smart -- he did what he did, he made his millions, and then he said, 'Guess what, everybody? I'm gay, I'm having this life, and here are my children.' It didn't matter anymore because he didn't have to bring in 16-year-old girls."

-- Comedian Joan Rivers, in an interview for Advocate magazine, on whether or not young gay performers should stay in the closet.

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