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West Ham footballer Matt Jarvis: People ask my wife if I’m gay because of my Attitude magazine shoot

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  1. … and … what exactly is our reaction supposed to be to a heterosexual posing on the front cover of a gay magazine? I’m at a complete loss to understand the point of this story …

    1. Mandy Brigwell 28 Mar 2013, 7:54pm

      I don’t know about you, but when you’re hounded down the street by a small bunch of homophobic youngsters, anyone who makes a deliberate point of saying they’re against that and hopes they can do their bit to change attitudes gets my vote. Why so cynical?

      Or is it that he’s on the front of a gay mag with his shirt off but there’s no chance of you actually pulling him? That seems silly, too – should all sexy models have a label advertising their sexuality so that only appropriately-gendered individuals can fancy them?

      Or is it none of those? Are you merely bitter that you are not front and centre on Attitude? Are you actually a footballer yourself? Are you, maybe, in the closet and banging on the door, desperate to give up tea and toast with fauns, hungering for hot man cock? Who knows… until the next instalment…

    2. Sister Mary Clarence 28 Mar 2013, 10:24pm

      ” ….what exactly is our reaction supposed to be to a heterosexual posing on the front cover of a gay magazine?”

      Well let me see ….. it could be that we think to ourselves, “it’s nice to be supported by people who are prepared to stand up and be counted”

      1. Exactly the same as our reaction would be to someone gay being on the front of a straight magazine?

        In other words, do we even notice?

  2. Good for him, he sounds like a good guy. He got a good reaction from doing this which is another positive message out there. It all helps.

    1. A heterosexual posing on the front cover of a gay magazine who then makes the oh-so cliched, predictable statement, “Ask my WIFE if I’m gay” just reinforces, in my mind, that he is not sympathetic in the slightest to the cause of gay equality. He probably got a handsome fee for his appearance and then immediately wants to make clear to everyone, “…. but I’m not gay”. Stereotypical and insulting, as far as I’m concerned.

      1. Mandy Brigwell 28 Mar 2013, 7:55pm

        It’s easy to be insulted – all you have to do is *decide to be insulted*.

        1. Yes Mandy and women who wear short skirts are asking for it.

      2. You’ve got some anger issues you may want to think about.

      3. Sister Mary Clarence 28 Mar 2013, 10:26pm

        Have to agree with Mandy and Mark, its actually a nice little story that restores your faith in the heterosexual community …. then something vile crawls out and sh1ts all over it

      4. You’ve twisted this article very well. He never said “ask my wife if I’m gay ” he said “people have started asking my wife if I’m gay”.

        Two very different sentences.

      5. Truth I agree with you he is all about tolerance not equality

      6. Wow – how to turn a positive into a negative in one quick move.

  3. I think I agree with John Amaechi. Hasn’t football had its chance? Who in their right mind would want to come out to a crowd of hyper-macho, intoxicated neanderthals with Brut aftershave for blood?

    1. You’ve clearly never seen the type of persons who actually attend football matches, most of them look and act more like out of condition train spotters.

      1. Football is not for everyone. No place for gay men and sometimes it’s best to let them have it their way. Just like I would not want a bunch of hooligans in my favorite bar. We don’t have to be everywhere

  4. It’s always good when someone sticks their neck out for our equality. Stupid attempt at a sensational headline pinknews btw.

  5. Georg Friedrich 28 Mar 2013, 9:54pm

    In my dreams he is gay and will be for ever …

  6. Suddenly Last Bummer 28 Mar 2013, 10:01pm

    People ask his wife if he’s gay cause I have pictures of him chewing on my 10 incher.

    1. I don’t believe you.

    2. Stay classy

  7. Pink News is now officially a gossip site, right?

    What a shit story.

  8. He’s a straight guy who is standing up for us. Why would anyone have a problem with this?

    1. I don’t need anyone to fight my battles. Pathetic I bet his agent told him the queers will buy your calendar.

      1. James, if you want equality, you DO need the straight majority to be open to fighting your battles. That, and the work some of us have been putting in for 30-odd years is what has got us so far in 2013.

        1. And a ‘thank you’ would be nice….

      2. I think kids who play football might disagree with you. U may not care but he’s sent a small but significant message to football. Don’t be so bitter.

  9. soapbubble 29 Mar 2013, 9:07am

    Well I would like him under my duvet that’s for sure! I might even become interested in football! Tasty!

  10. Pink News, you really have to go stop resorting to these misleading and cheap-sensational headlines.

  11. Gay people who think they are not good enough need straight men to validate them. Hence a premium for married nod straight acting men on sites like grindr. It’s sad that you’d never see an average gay man on the cover off attitude

    1. Are there many glossy magazines with average people on their covers?

    2. Attitudes had loads of gay men on the cover.

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