Is Blake Lewis Gay?
I have been flooded with emails from misguided internet surfers trying to find out if American Idol finalist Blake Lewis is gay. While my gaydar says 'yes,' I haven't had much success in finding proof.... but here's what I have found...
Perez Hilton, who has been strangely successful in outting celebritites, posted this picture of Blake in a compromising position that could go either way really. Maybe he was humping some buddies to be stupid, but it didn't look too unfamiliar for Blake and the others in this photo...
His MySpace page has been stripped with nothing more than a message of "Thanks for checking out my profile. Catch American Idol Tuesdays and Wednesdays on FOX." But his page does still have up the original pictures that Blake posted. On February 26, 2006 at 2:50 AM, Dionna posted a comment saying, "Still just waitin for you and Miles to break up... What? You didn't think I knew?!" Under one of Blake's photos.
Right after Lakisha Jones was voted off, she was flown to NY to appear on Live withe Regis and Kelly. Backstage, she was evidently asked if any of the contestants were gay or closeted this year, and she answered with "BLAKE" then winked and walked off.
There were also rumors floating around that Blake Lewis may be in a gay relationship with fellow Idol contestant Chris Richardson, but those were credited to this reproduced photo that made it look like the two were "cuddling" in this chair.
In a press conference on Friday, Blake described his style as "sort of a hip-hop chic." What straight man would use the word "chic?"
So while most signs seem to point to gay, I'm not ready to make a call on whether Blake Lewis is gay or not. I guess only time will tell. People magazine had better get on it!