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Portia de Rossi - de Rossi Fears Gay Impact on Career

There are 27 comments on the ContactMusic.com story from Dec 5, 2009, titled Portia de Rossi - de Rossi Fears Gay Impact on Career. In it, ContactMusic.com reports that:

Caption: Portia de Rossi attends the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Orpheum Theatre - Arrivals Los Angeles, California .... Lesbian actress PORTIA DE ROSSI constantly worries about whether her sexuality will affect her job security, despite leading the cast in U.S. TV comedy BETTER OFF TED.

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Jesus NOT only way to God

Toronto, Canada

#2 Dec 6, 2009
Well, she'd be hired if I had any say.

I'd spend good money on talent.

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#5 Dec 6, 2009
Jesus NOT only way to God wrote:
Well, she'd be hired if I had any say.
I'd spend good money on talent.
So, whom do you consider as "talent"?

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#6 Dec 6, 2009
The fact remains that her concerns are legitimate, but there are others that are on television, to the general audience, which have wide appeal to all and they are liked by everyone & are gay. Neil Patrick Harris (my own personal crush) has been on "How I Met Your Mother" and from Day 1, he was out and gay and still got hired for the position on the show. The main factor is that people are hired for their talent. You either have it or you don't. Sexuality has nothing to do with it when it comes to Hollywood.
Jesus NOT only way to God

Toronto, Canada

#7 Dec 6, 2009
StevenFL wrote:
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So, whom do you consider as "talent"?
Good morning! I consider any actor who is able to portray a character (as written and directed) as talented, regardless of personal life or background.

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#8 Dec 6, 2009
Jesus NOT only way to God wrote:
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Good morning! I consider any actor who is able to portray a character (as written and directed) as talented, regardless of personal life or background.
What makes Portia de Rossi not "talented"? What distinguishable feature makes her untalented? Do you feel Neil Patrick Harris is talented?

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#9 Dec 6, 2009
Steven, you'd better go back and reread Not the Only Way's posts. You've totally misinterpreted.
Net Nanny

Novato, CA

#11 Dec 6, 2009
StevenFL wrote:
Neil Patrick Harris (my own personal crush) has been on "How I Met Your Mother" and from Day 1, he was out and gay and still got hired for the position on the show. The main factor is that people are hired for their talent. You either have it or you don't. Sexuality has nothing to do with it when it comes to Hollywood.
You may want to review your crush's outing ..... It was none other than Perez Hilton who forced Neil's outing after months of public badgering. Perez had previously gone after Lance Bass. Harris had preferred to keep his orientation private but a member of Gay, Inc preferred otherwise.

“ ILKS r kewl ”

Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#12 Dec 6, 2009
Net Nanny wrote:
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You may want to review your crush's outing ..... It was none other than Perez Hilton who forced Neil's outing after months of public badgering. Perez had previously gone after Lance Bass. Harris had preferred to keep his orientation private but a member of Gay, Inc preferred otherwise.
Perez is an idiot.. even I'd hit him in the face if he got close enough to me.
Leftatalbuquerqu e

Toronto, Canada

#13 Dec 6, 2009
Net Nanny wrote:
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You may want to review your crush's outing ..... It was none other than Perez Hilton who forced Neil's outing after months of public badgering. Perez had previously gone after Lance Bass. Harris had preferred to keep his orientation private but a member of Gay, Inc preferred otherwise.
Straight, Inc. is watching!
Mona Lott

Elizabeth, NJ

#14 Dec 6, 2009
Troth for Leogere wrote:
<quoted text>Perez is an idiot.. even I'd hit him in the face if he got close enough to me.
Why? Because he outs people? He's doing us all a favor!

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#15 Dec 6, 2009
Mona Lott wrote:
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Why? Because he outs people? He's doing us all a favor!
No, because he's a whiny self-centered brat. He's about as intellectual as Glen Beck.
Short Left Index Finger

Toronto, Canada

#16 Dec 6, 2009
Net Nanny wrote:
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You may want to review your crush's outing ..... It was none other than Perez Hilton who forced Neil's outing after months of public badgering. Perez had previously gone after Lance Bass. Harris had preferred to keep his orientation private but a member of Gay, Inc preferred otherwise.
Perez Hilton has a new book out.God,I can't stand that guy.It's like he's still fifteen years old.One rude,dirty,and nasty comment after another,just like drag-queens do.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#17 Dec 6, 2009
Short Left Index Finger wrote:
<quoted text>Perez Hilton has a new book out.God,I can't stand that guy.It's like he's still fifteen years old.One rude,dirty,and nasty comment after another,just like drag-queens do.
Okay, I'll admit that most people are familiar with drag-queens' caustic and bawdy "comedy" routines, but I wouldn't paint all cross-dressers with such a broad brush. I know what you meant, but I think we need to choose our words more carefully to avoid confirming vicious stereotypes.

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#18 Dec 6, 2009
nhjeff wrote:
Steven, you'd better go back and reread Not the Only Way's posts. You've totally misinterpreted.
Ooops. Apologies. LOL

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#19 Dec 6, 2009
Net Nanny wrote:
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You may want to review your crush's outing ..... It was none other than Perez Hilton who forced Neil's outing after months of public badgering. Perez had previously gone after Lance Bass. Harris had preferred to keep his orientation private but a member of Gay, Inc preferred otherwise.
His outing was not as public as you think. People in the theatre community, friends, and family knew he was gay, he just did not see the need to make a show of it. As for Lance Bass, everyone and I mean EVERYONE knew he was gay. He got threatened by one person and he took away the power and came out in People Magazine. Perez Hilton is a hack. If I seen him face to face, I would deck him in his fugly face.

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#20 Dec 6, 2009
nhjeff wrote:
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No, because he's a whiny self-centered brat. He's about as intellectual as Glen Beck.
I agree. I can not stand Perez Hilton. What has he really done for anyone? He is a blogger that thinks his shit doesn't stink.
The Virgin Queen

AOL

#21 Dec 6, 2009
nhjeff wrote:
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No, because he's a whiny self-centered brat. He's about as intellectual as Glen Beck.
This is the first time you and I have ever agreed on anything. I thank you for being fairminded and not defending and apologizing for this arrogant queen who encourages the negative image people have of gay men.
cream puff

San Diego, CA

#22 Dec 6, 2009
Troth for Leogere wrote:
<quoted text>Perez is an idiot.. even I'd hit him in the face if he got close enough to me.
AMEN, he is an ass...
Net Nanny

Novato, CA

#23 Dec 6, 2009
StevenFL wrote:
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His outing was not as public as you think. People in the theatre community, friends, and family knew he was gay, he just did not see the need to make a show of it. As for Lance Bass, everyone and I mean EVERYONE knew he was gay. He got threatened by one person and he took away the power and came out in People Magazine. Perez Hilton is a hack. If I seen him face to face, I would deck him in his fugly face.
Perez outed him professionally -- which is what the thread dialogue pertained to .....

Actor Bruce Vilanch has said of Hilton, "These [people like Perez] are professional homosexuals. They are gay people for a living. They have to respect the rights of homosexuals who aren't professional."

In an article entitled "Just How Dangerous is Perez Hilton?", AfterElton.com suggested that Hilton's actions put people's careers at risk, because anti-gay bias is still a prominent part of American culture. "Both as a gay man and a journalist, I question whether the gay community should approve of Hilton's actions....Being associated with someone who publishes photos of panty-less starlets and scribbles dirty notes....makes us look infantile and ridiculous."

Couldn't agree more.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#24 Dec 6, 2009
Net Nanny wrote:
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Perez outed him professionally -- which is what the thread dialogue pertained to .....
Actor Bruce Vilanch has said of Hilton, "These [people like Perez] are professional homosexuals. They are gay people for a living. They have to respect the rights of homosexuals who aren't professional."
In an article entitled "Just How Dangerous is Perez Hilton?", AfterElton.com suggested that Hilton's actions put people's careers at risk, because anti-gay bias is still a prominent part of American culture. "Both as a gay man and a journalist, I question whether the gay community should approve of Hilton's actions....Being associated with someone who publishes photos of panty-less starlets and scribbles dirty notes....makes us look infantile and ridiculous."
Couldn't agree more.
So what was your point? Are straight people without infantile and ridiculous commentators? Consider some of the following:

Fred Phelps and his entire family and church
Glenn Beck
Rush Limbaugh
Sean Hannity
Governor Mark Sanford

Shall I judge all straight white people based on the actions and words of these few? Shall I judge all of Christendom by your rants?

No.

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