Country music singer Steve Grand was a nobody before last week, but now he’s YouTube famous thanks to his music video for “All-American Boy”, which has logged more than 611,000 views and counting. The reason for the sudden public interest is that Steve is believed to be country music’s first openly gay singer, which is a lot like being the guy who drinks wine coolers at a NASCAR tailgate.
While Steve is just trying to make a name for himself as a songwriter and not intentionally stir up controversy, he could really poke the sleeping bear (pun intended) by naming his next song, “Watch Me Make Out with a Black Man.”
Stand-up comedian Todd Glass, who you may know from ‘Tosh.0′ or, um… other episodes of ‘Tosh.0′, announced that he’s gay yesterday while a guest on Marc Marons podcast. When asked what prompted him to come out now, Glass said he could no longer sit back and do nothing about the growing number of suicides committed by gay youths.
“I cannot listen to stories about kids killing themselves any longer without thinking [to myself], ‘When are you going to have a little blood on your shirt for not being honest about who you are?’” said Glass.
I’m sure the gay community appreciates the effort, but I’m guessing they’d also have preferred someone more famous. If I were a young gay kid, having Todd Glass want to fuck me would only drive me to suicide faster.