Joel McHale Discusses Gay Rumors

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For some reason, people have speculated that Joel McHale is gay, though he has been married to a woman since 1996. 

He's said that he finds the attention "flattering" and takes it as a compliment.

"I always find it really weird when guys flip out over someone thinking they might be gay. If a guy gets offended by that, there's something wrong with him," McHale said. "I take it as a compliment."

It could be because he has joked that he has crushes on Brian Williams, Kobe Bryant and Chaz Bono. Or it could be because he just has a certain look.

McHale said he remembers when he was just starting out in Hollywood he would often get hit on by other men.

"Back when I had just moved to L.A., before I was on any show, I was meeting a friend at a bar connected to this restaurant we went to. When I got there, I was the only one in the bar. While I was messing with my phone, I didn't notice the whole bar fill up with men. Guys kept coming up and asking, 'What's going on, man?' I figured they'd seen the commercials I was in. Then I realized that these men were coming on to me because I was alone in a gay bar," he said.

And to this day, men still try to get him into bed. 

"Actually, guys sometimes will tweet me, 'I'm in L.A. staying at such and such hotel. What do you think?' Of course, it all depends on the quality of the hotel," he said.

His show Community has struggled with ratings since it began, so he said he is grateful for the sitcom's many gay viewers.

"Community needs all the help it can get, so thank God for our gay fans. Our young gay fans especially are the loudest and most Internet-savvy," he said. "That also speaks to the quality of our show, which I think is highly intelligent."

Source: ICYDK