I was wondering when something like this was going to come out... so to speak:
Jackson Biographer: Michael Was Gay | News | Advocate.com
Unauthorized Michael Jackson biographer and investigative celebrity reporter Ian Halperin has claimed in London’s Daily Mail that the “king of pop” was gay and that Halperin had spoken to two of Jackson's former lovers.Okay, I didn't know about that last part. His family really said that? It's not like the rest of the world (besides the obsessed female fans) didn't already think he was gay.
Halperin, who predicted in December that Jackson had six months to live and is currently at work on a book on the final years of the pop star, said that rumors Jackson had sexually abused children are false. He had no interest in children, Halperin said.
But in the article, Halperin writes, "In the course of my investigations, I spoke to two of his gay lovers, one a Hollywood waiter, the other an aspiring actor. The waiter had remained friends, perhaps more, with the singer until his death last week. He had served Jackson at a restaurant, Jackson made his interest plain, and the two slept together the following night. According to the waiter, Jackson fell in love."
In 2006, Jackson’s brother Jermaine said he and his brothers had suspected that Michael was gay.
Would his being gay tarnish his historic significance? Would people go out of their way to claim that he was straight just because they can't deal with the fact that they liked someone who was gay? You betcha!