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Entertainment- R.E.M. Lead Singer Admits He's Gay

There are 30 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Mar 20, 2008, titled Entertainment- R.E.M. Lead Singer Admits He's Gay. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe is out of the closet. Stipe tells Spin magazine that he "didn't always see" how publicly announcing that he was gay could help others.

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Pahleeeze

Gainesville, FL

#1 Mar 20, 2008
Oh wait...Let me put on my surprised look...

DMB

“Nothing Sacred ”

Since: Aug 07

Bowie, MD

#2 Mar 20, 2008
The next announcement will be that he has HIV or something along those lines. I have thought that Michael has looked sick for years now. Huge REM fan, regardless.
some guy

Gainesville, FL

#3 Mar 20, 2008
Yeah for him!!!

“Translation: Come and Take it”

Since: Feb 08

Fort Pierce, FL

#4 Mar 20, 2008
DUH!
Ive been an REM fan since the 80's and am not shocked at all!

“Defender of Truth”

Since: Dec 07

Laguna Hills, CA

#5 Mar 20, 2008
Well thank you Captain Obvious!!!

Since: Jan 08

United States

#6 Mar 20, 2008
Ya think?!

“3 words changed my life ”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#7 Mar 20, 2008
admitting he is gay is like bush admitting he is an idiot..NO CRAP!

“Translation: Come and Take it”

Since: Feb 08

Fort Pierce, FL

#8 Mar 20, 2008
DMB wrote:
The next announcement will be that he has HIV or something along those lines. I have thought that Michael has looked sick for years now. Huge REM fan, regardless.
I totally agree.
He is really lookin' rough the last few years.
Is he and addict or something?
He's starting to look like Iggy Pop and that's not good.
icw john

Dorval, Canada

#9 Mar 20, 2008
here you go james! sing into his microphone!!

Since: Jan 08

Jacksonville, FL

#10 Mar 20, 2008
And in other breaking news, it's also been revealed that some of the hosts of "Queer Eye for the Strait Guy" might have been gay.

“It's not about me.”

Since: Nov 07

Jacksonville

#11 Mar 20, 2008
icw john wrote:
here you go james! sing into his microphone!!
Hahaa!

I love Michael Stipes voice. And when he sings with Kate Pierson of the B52's, It absolutely beautiful.

“Defender of Truth”

Since: Dec 07

Laguna Hills, CA

#12 Mar 20, 2008
Travelincat wrote:
<quoted text>Hahaa!
I love Michael Stipes voice. And when he sings with Kate Pierson of the B52's, It absolutely beautiful.
Ugh, how can you say that? Nothing about the B52's is beautiful. Their music gives me a headache.
Terry

Jacksonville, FL

#13 Mar 20, 2008
Moose in Jax wrote:
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Ugh, how can you say that? Nothing about the B52's is beautiful. Their music gives me a headache.
True, they suck. Stipe is awesome though; an enigma. Gay or straight, who cares?

“Defender of Truth”

Since: Dec 07

Laguna Hills, CA

#14 Mar 20, 2008
Terry wrote:
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True, they suck. Stipe is awesome though; an enigma. Gay or straight, who cares?
Oh, yeah...I agree with you there. I have always liked R.E.M. I just don't understand why these people finally come out when it is no big deal to come out anymore, and this is supposed to be news.

“It's not about me.”

Since: Nov 07

Jacksonville

#15 Mar 20, 2008
I should have said when She sings with REM. But, I got no problem with the B52s. Party music, and from Athens, GA..
tommy salami

Cordova, TN

#16 Mar 20, 2008
i love '' rock lobster'' from the b-52's i can even play it on guitar
tommy salami

Cordova, TN

#17 Mar 20, 2008
and sometimes when i am stoned and listen to '' everybody hurts'' from r.e.m. i get weepy
tommy salami

Cordova, TN

#18 Mar 20, 2008
and i can play that one too..... simple chords but brillant ( d-g d-g- e minor -a f#- b ) peter buck is a great guitarist

Since: Jul 07

AOL

#19 Mar 20, 2008
Well if that isn't the end of the world as we know it. haha I downloaded that song this morning. (Legally of course)

“Translation: Come and Take it”

Since: Feb 08

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Mar 20, 2008
Travelincat wrote:
<quoted text>Hahaa!
I love Michael Stipes voice. And when he sings with Kate Pierson of the B52's, It absolutely beautiful.
"shiny happy people" awesome!
There's been some great music out of Athens.
B-52's
Talking Heads
REM

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