Adam Levine sat down for an interview with Out Magazine. The reporter asked Adam about hanging out with Jake Gyllenhaal so much and what that means.
"Will everyone stop thinking that dude is gay?" Adam said. "Seriously guys. How immature is it of the media to perceive this guy -- it has to be because of Brokeback, right? I’ve known this dude forever. He’s one of my oldest friends, and it’s very weird that they have this -- it’s very immature and infantile the way they treat his whole situation. If him hanging out with his bros means he’s gay, it’s like further perpetuating that weird homophobia that exists in our culture, which is just stupid. So, yeah, he’s my buddy. I f**kin’ love the guy."
I don't think it is because of Brokeback. I think the gay rumors started long before Brokeback. I don't think the rumors will go away until Jake gets caught having sex with a woman in an airplane bathroom, and the next week gets caught having sex with a female hooker in his car. I think then the rumors would stop.
I also think Adam is wrong that people think Jake is gay for hanging out with guy friends, and even if people did think that, how is that homophobia? Homophobia is an irrational fear or hatred of homosexuals. I don't see where Adam is going with that at all, and you would think a reporter from Out Magazine would have called him on it because debating whether Jake is gay is not homophobia.