Camp YouTube performer gets network attention

Tony Grew June 14, 2007
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A 23-year-old gay man who has been broadcasting his views on fashion and gay life on the website YouTube has been offered a deal by a major US TV network.

William Sledd, who lives in Kentucky and used to work as a manager at a Gap clothes store, has not revealed any details of what sort of work NBC want him to do.

His Ask A Gay Man series of video clips have become something of a cult hit on YouTube, with over 50,000 subscribers.

His recent comments on coming out have been viewed over 800,000 times.

Mr Sledd said:

“Everything is falling into place. Everyone wants a little bit of William. The next couple months are going to be big.

“I can’t tell whether this is the beginning of the fifteen minutes or the end, and I am just waiting to find out.”

The Advocate reports that Mr Sledd may be asked to star in a webcast for Bravo.

Reaction from gay bloggers on website was less positive.

“This guy is a complete mess. I would no sooner trust his fashion advice than I would his advice on hairstyles. Swept bangs are not cute,” wrote ihateblogs.

Despite the discouraging remarks from gay men online, it seems Mr Sledd is set to go mainstream.

To see William Sledd’s most popular YouTube segment, which has been watched nearly three millions times, scroll down and click play:

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