Actor Shemar Moore explained this week why he feels the need to refute rumors that he's gay.

The 46-year-old actor is best known for his roles on Criminal Minds and The Young and the Restless.

In an interview with BET to promote his latest movie The Bounce Back, Moore said that taking a photo with a gay man doesn't make him gay.

“I just think it’s all silly. If you’re gay, you’re gay. I’m not, and I know that and I’m very comfortable with who I am and I love women. I’ve dated plenty of them. If you think I’m gay, send your girlfriend over to my house for the weekend and see what happens. For real,” Moore said. “You can call that arrogant if you want to. I just call it confident. You can call me whatever you want, but you don’t know me.”

“I have fans that are gay, men that come up to me, and they’re inspired by me, or they like me as an entertainer, and when they want to give me a hug or take pictures with me, what, am I supposed to not put my arm around them or stand next to them, and if the man next to me in the picture is gay, that makes me gay? That’s just simpleminded ignorance, and I don’t play that,” Moore added.

The rumors date back nearly a decade when Moore was photographed on a gay beach in Hawaii. An Instagram photo he posted of himself with a man on his shoulders on the streets of Toronto fueled new rumors this year. Moore refuted the rumors in an Instagram video in which he said that he was “bored” with the speculation.