kerry washingtonBeing the subject of rumors is par for the course when you are a big star. But some bits of gossip are so ridiculous, you can't help but roll your eyes. Take the word on Kerry Washington, for instance. For years, some have suggested the Scandal star is a lesbian for one simple reason -- she didn't blab about her personal life. Well, she's finally addressing the rumors she ignored for so long.

It's so ridiculous she even has to talk about it. It's as though if you don't put every aspect of your sex life on display (a la the Kardashians), people think you are gay. It makes no sense. I understand why fans are interested in her life. Celebrities take on this other-worldliness in our eyes. We gobble up details about their lives as though it's a pitcher of water in the desert. And the stars know the deal. This, in part, is what they have signed up for.

However, why does being tight-lipped about your love life immediately bring people to the assumption that you are gay? Well, in a new interview with The Advocate, she talked about the issue.

I like how people will post pictures of me with other women that I adore, hugging on red carpets, and say, 'See?' ... Are we so uncomfortable with love between two people of the same gender that we immediately label it as sexual?

I hear ya Kerry. How does that old saying go -- when you assume, you make and ass out of "u" and "me." So true in this instance and others like it. The same thing has happened to Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Queen Latifiah, and so many more. My complaint has nothing to do with whether it is true or not -- it's about their right to privacy in the particular matter. If they don't want to talk about it, they shouldn't have to. But we shouldn't dog them with rumors in the meantime. But Kerry doesn't let it bother her one bit, noting, "There's nothing offensive about it." Well, maybe her marriage and pregnancy will finally shut people up.

What other rumors have you heard about stars who don't talk openly about their love lives?

 

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