George Clooney recently told The Advocate editors that he doesn’t “give a s–––” whether people think he’s gay.
“I’m not going to make it seem like being gay is a bad thing,” he tells the magazine. “My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay.”
The a-list actor says he’s been a longtime advocate of gay marriages because it’s his belief that it is “the final leg of the civil rights movement.”
“I’ve made the point that every time we’ve stood against equality, we’ve been on the wrong side of history,” he says. “It’s the same kind of argument they made when they didn’t want blacks to serve in the military, or when they didn’t want blacks to marry whites. One day the marriage equality fight will look archaic.”
Clooney then added that he wouldn’t shy away from playing a gay character if he had the opportunity.
“I’m certainly not avoiding it,” he says. “Whether it’s about being gay or it just happens to have a gay character, if it’s a great screenplay, let’s go do it.”
The Academy Award-winning actor is currently dating his girlfriend Stacy Keibler.