Later, we had Ryan commenting on Simon’s unbuttoned shirt and standing oh so close behind him. And now last week, we learn from Ryan that Simon’s girlfriend is the jealous type. Wink,wink.
In the contestant world, however, it’s be straight or be silent. We learn of Phil’s wife and children, Haley fiancé, Kiki’s child, and Chris’ rockin’ grandma. But, of course, no same sex boyfriends or girlfriends. Maybe you’re not allowed to be gay on Idol. Or being out is even more damaging than bad hair or poor song selection.
It’s not like I really care which contestants are gay, as my voting calculus is more based on style than labels. That said, I’d say some – dare I say most – of the male contestants who’ve done well this year have a bit of a gay flavor to them.
So I’m content with last night’s revelation that Blake and Chris are best friends. Chris would even – gasp – be willing to give up his spot to let Blake move on. And hooray for happy endings in the darkest moments, Chris and Blake will be together – if not forever (think Rick Astley) - on the Idol national tour later this year.
Welcome to the post-out world.
p.s. vote for Jordin!