March 1st, 2012
12:52 PM ET
Brad Pitt has joked that he and Angelina Jolie will marry when their pal George Clooney can wed his partner - as part of their stance on not marrying until all Americans, regardless of sexuality, can tie the knot - and Clooney's said it's a comment he still hears.
Even aside from Pitt's well-intended quip, Clooney's been the subject of gay rumors for a while - not that he cares.
"I think it's funny, but the last thing you'll ever see me do is jump and down, saying, 'These are lies!'" the actor tells the Advocate. "That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community."
He continues, "I'm not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. 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. I don't give a s***."
He also probably doesn't "give a s***" about what you think of his ardent support for his "Ides of March" co-star Ryan Gosling to be named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine.
"Not that I don't think Bradley Cooper is a perfectly sexy guy, but I'm still shocked that Ryan Gosling didn't get Sexiest Man Alive last year," Clooney says. "I thought he worked hard and ran a very solid campaign, so I feel that he was ripped off."
And for those of you who latched on to his remark about Michael Fassbender at the Golden Globes - when he joked about the size of a part of the actor's anatomy in the film, "Shame" - as an indication of his sexuality, Clooney says he was just being honest.
"Well, c'mon," he tells the Advocate. "Every guy who saw that movie was like, 'Jesus Christ,' at the exact same time."
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