Mariah Carey tackles sexuality rumors and other gossip
By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: In high spirits with another hit holiday album, ‘Merry Christmas II You,’ Mariah Carey chats with ‘The Advocate’s’ awesome interviewer Brandon Voss about her guncles, addresses bisexual rumors, and considers the possibility of a miraculous gay birth.
Here are some highlights:
Her message to young victims of antigay bullying: “It’s horrible that it’s almost 2011 and this is still going on, but I don’t want to get on my podium and say, “Just keep believing!” – I know that’s cliché, and it would be typical of me to say something like that. It’s almost impossible to say anything, really, except you must be aware that dealing with that in high school is a passing place. You have to stay strong, rely on your true friends, and try to get through it, as opposed to drowning in it. Look at how many people suffered during high school and came out of it a better, stronger adult. That’s the thing to focus on.”
On having a gay son: “I guess we’d handle it as best we could in terms of being supportive. … I just hope for whoever’s going to be happy and that I can be a great mother to.”
On having a lesbian daughter who won’t wear Mariah’s tight hand-me-down dresses and butterfly jewelry: “No comment. [Laughs] No, the thing is that you can’t try to make somebody something they’re not. Everybody’s like, “Oh, if she has a girl, everything’s going to be pink, blah, blah, blah.” But I don’t think you should go totally overboard on that. You should wait and see what the child wants.”
On bisexual rumors: “If it makes somebody happy to say that, then whatever, but that’s not the reality. I don’t have a discriminatory policy of who I’m friends with, so yes, I’m friends with women who are gay – gay, straight, it doesn’t matter to me. So I don’t get upset when I hear that, because it is what it is. I guess I could lie about it to seem more exciting.”
On the rumor that Lindsay Lohan tried to seduce her: “No, but I have hung out with her at a club. She was with Sean Lennon, and they came over. I remember he was playing my Hello Kitty guitar, and we were all just singing, laughing, and making up songs. It really couldn’t have been more innocent.”
On ‘Burlesque’ being the new ‘Glitter’: “I haven’t seen it, and I don’t feel like sitting in a movie theater right now. I can barely lay in bed and be comfortable. First, I’m going to go see ‘Elf,’ the Broadway musical, because I’m very focused on my Christmas music moment. But maybe I’ll see it when it comes out on DVD.”
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