Tony Katz Today
Kevin Spacey Just Gave Credence to Gay Stereotype
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In an interview with Buzzfeed, Rapp said Spacey picked him up, put him on his bed and "was trying to get with me sexually" in 1986.
Spacey later tweeted that he was "beyond horrified" by the allegations, adding, "But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years."
Spacey went on to declare that he now lives as a gay man, which marked the first time he has made a public statement about his sexual orientation.
"This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life," Spacey said in his tweet, claiming he has had "relationships with both men and women," and adding, "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man."
WIBC host Tony Katz took Spacey to task for the actor's decision to publicly declare his homosexuality in conjunction with his apology to Anthony Rapp.
I'm sorry. Did you while apologizing for trying to get a 14 year-old into bed decide to say, 'Oh by the way, I'm gay.'? Are you crazy?
...You know what gay people all across the country are saying? 'What the hell is this? You're going to decide because you're in a bit of hot water that now's the time to embrace your gay brothers and sisters? What are you, out of your skull?'
Well now you're feeding into a stereotype. And what is the stereotype? That if you're a gay man, you're a sexual predator and you're looking for any young man you can find. And all those people who are opposed to adoption for gay couples? This is what they're opposed to!
Click below to hear Tony's entire commentary on Kevin Spacey's admission and declaration of his sexuality: