Actor Joel McHale has humorously addressed rumours about him being gay, saying that he thought it was “flattering” when gay men came onto him, and that the best way to deal with men hitting on him was to offer them a “courteous blowjob”.

In an interview with the Advocate, the actor best known for US series Community, makes it clear that people assuming he is gay is not a big deal, and says that any straight man who gets offended by that has “something wrong with him.”

Addressing rumours that he is gay, stemming from the way he dresses, McHale said: “Oh, I still see that on Twitter every day. It’s flattering. I always find it really weird when guys flip out over someone thinking they might be gay. If a guy gets offended by that, there’s something’s wrong with him. I take it as a compliment.

Asked which men he found attractive, he said: “Ooh, boy, I have so many. Josh Gad. Brian Williams. Patrick Stewart. Nathan Fillion. Kobe Bryant. Chaz Bono,” and when asked if he was just naming names, he said: “Maybe. I’m not picky.”

When the Advocate questions whether he is ever hit on by men, McHale said: “Much like in Say Anything, guys usually stand outside my house with a boombox over their head blasting the Indigo Girls. Actually, guys sometimes will tweet me, ‘I’m in LA Staying at such-and-such hotel. What do you think?’ Of course, it all depends on the quality of the hotel.

“Back when I had just moved to LA, before I was on any show, I was meeting a friend at a bar connected to this restaurant we went to. When I got there, I was the only one in the bar. While I was messing with my phone, I didn’t notice the whole bar fill up with men.

“Guys kept coming up, asking, ‘What’s going on, man?’ I figured they’d seen the commercials I was in. Then I realised that these men were coming on to me because I was alone in a gay bar.”

When asked the best way for a straight man to handle such a situation, McHale, who has been married to his wife since 1996, joked: “Just a very quick, courteous blowjob.”

British actor Andrew Garfield this week came out in strong support of equal marriage, questioning how anybody can “argue against compassion and understanding”.