R.E.M.'s Stipe Officially Comes Out O...

R.E.M.'s Stipe Officially Comes Out Of Closet

There are 8 comments on the NBC 6 South Florida story from Mar 19, 2008, titled R.E.M.'s Stipe Officially Comes Out Of Closet. In it, NBC 6 South Florida reports that:

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

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Sunny in Florida

Boca Raton, FL

#1 Mar 19, 2008
Congrats mr. Stipe, but hate to tell we all figured you were from the first REM video.... Rock on man....
Johnny Dee

United States

#2 Mar 19, 2008
Help some kid... if he wants to help he should talk about the dangers of that kind of life style !
and yes it was obvious..........
John Doe in California

Duarte, CA

#3 Mar 19, 2008
I always loved your music and your persona. Doesn't make one bit of difference in what you choose just enjoy your life and be happy. Thats all that matters.
Maria in Cali

United States

#4 Mar 20, 2008
Like it should matter? Still a fan, not a fair weathered friend.
Jumper

Portsmouth, VA

#5 Mar 20, 2008
This is as shocking as when we found out about Elton John and Freddy Mercury. Gasp! Who knew?

Since: Dec 07

Mountain Top, PA

#6 Mar 20, 2008
proof that the band is down on their luck.
OLD MO

United States

#7 Mar 21, 2008
Just in time for his album release!! Hmmmmmmmm.

“Clinging to 'em since 1776”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#8 Mar 21, 2008
Wha What? What a shocker!

Oh for the love of Pete...who's next, Barry (I put the man in) Manilow??(man, that's low)

P.S. Does it really matter? If I like their music, I like their music, regardless of their personal life. I do not, however, enjoy any musician preaching to me when they should be singing, even if I agree with their viewpoints. The same goes with actors, who, ironically, are simply famous for speaking other people's words. Now if they have been invited to a political rally, then I have no problem with that; it is expected there, after all.

Anyone else need this soapbox, I'm done with it, for now.

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