Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has said it would have been “really
tacky” if he had refuted gay innuendo by two celebrity
In 2006, Gordon-Levitt put up a short film on YouTube about two
photographers who were harassing him and a male friend as they walked
down the street at night in New York City. In the video, titled
Pictures of Assholes, Gordon-Levitt confronts the men, one of
whom says they were being pursued because “We saw a young star with
another guy, and it's implied that there's something going on.”
“I don't know, the whole gay thing – it intrigues people.
I've always thought you were cute,” the younger photographer says.
In the footage – as it is presented – Gordon-Levitt does not
refute the suggestion that his male friend is his boyfriend. (The
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He was asked why he kept quiet in a cover interview with gay
“That would be really tacky – they would win If I had to
clarify,” Gordon-Levitt said.