Tuesday, October 6, 2009

John Oates: Ladies man

I consider myself an open-minded individual and do not like to judge people. However, sometimes my intuition overtakes me, and I make a judgment, a subconscious judgment.

That's what happened with John Oates, one half of the famous duo Hall & Oates. I involuntarily made a judgment about Oates and assumed he was gay. Perhaps Oates' tendency to wear leather vests without shirts, or perhaps his porn-tastic mustache, told me, "Yowsers, he is totally gay." I felt that Oates was not only gay, but he could be the gayest man alive.

Of course, I have no problem with someone being gay. In fact, with Oates, I was the opposite and reveled in his gayness. He was here. He was queer. And I was used to it.

Well, it turns out that OATES IS NOT GAY. I am still wrapping my head around this shocker. I heard this rumor and then researched it by going to http://www.johnoates.com/bio.html where I read: "He resides with his wife and son in the rocky mountains of Colorado on their ranch along with three dogs, a flock of emus, llamas and alpacas."

Sure, a chance remains that this is fiction, and he is joking about not being gay because he is the gayest man alive. But, apparently, he is straight, no longer dons a mustache and lives with exotic animals.