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Comedian Wanda Sykes says she ‘shocked herself’ by publicly coming out

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  1. martyn notman 3 Jun 2011, 12:41pm

    who? good on her but to repeat WHO??

  2. Wanda Sykes is one of America’s best-known comediennes. Think black Joan Rivers, in terms of style and delivery. Her DVDs are bestsellers, as is her book ‘Yeah I Said It’. Several years ago, she co-starred with Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez in ‘Monster-in-Law’.

  3. She not only shocked herself by coming out. She also shocked the LGBT community.

    Hollywood stars are notoriously cowardly when it comes to actually coming out. Despite the fact that they work in a very gay friendly industry and earn loads of money, they seem to think that coming out will daamge their careers.

    And they usually want double standards to apply to the press when reporting on their personal lives.

    Beyonce Knowles’s private life is reported on openly in the press (despite her not courtingn the attention) whereas Jodie Foster is not.

    So well done Wanda – you have a lot more class than the likes of Jodie Foster; John Travolta; Queen Latifah; Kevin Spacey etc.

  4. Congratulations Wanda :)

  5. I’ve seen some of her work on YouTube & she’s hilarious.She’s entirely right when she says she shouldn’t have to be demanding the same rights as the hetty community simply take for granted.none of us should have to do that! Far as I’m aware,she’s always been a strong advocate for LGBT rights even before she ‘outed’ herself So it shouldn’t make any difference now she is ‘out’!

  6. burningworm 4 Jun 2011, 10:53am

    For those who do not know her but enjoy a satricial look at american culture, check Wanda out. She has worked with american giants like Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle.

    Martyn Notman, Who? ;)

    1. martyn notman 4 Jun 2011, 1:59pm

      i could tell you but then id have to kill you…!

    2. Wanda Sykes also starred with Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Vartan and Monet Mazur in “Monster-in-Law” (2005).


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