Brendon Boyd Urie, the 27-year-old lead
vocalist of Panic! at the Disco, has described a Westboro Baptist
Church (WBC) protest during a Kansas City performance as “pathetic.”
After the church, which is known for
its opposition to gay rights, announced it was protesting the band,
members decided to donate $20 to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the
nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, for each protester that came
to its show.
“And I thought we were gonna make a
huge donation!” Urie told Michigan weekly Pride
Source. “But 13 people showed up for 20 minutes, and then they
left. That was weak. It was pathetic. So, we're gonna throw in a
little more [money], because that was stupid.” (The band has
Urie, who last year said he had
with men in his past, also gave some examples of the men he finds
“straight up attractive,” including Ryan Gosling, Charlie Hunnam
and Paul Newman.
“I used to watch movies and be like,
'That's a good looking dude.' I can just appreciate when a dude is
attractive. Paul Newman is just a good looking dude. I mean, Cool
Hand Luke!” he said.