Gay readers mostly approve of a
hair-raising photo of Chris Colfer published in Rolling Stone.
The picture of 20-year-old Colfer in
his persona of Kurt Hummel, a 16-year-old gay student at McKinley
High on the Fox musical-comedy hit Glee,
puts the teenager in a hairy situation.
Hummel is shown seated in a gay bar
holding what appears to be an appletini surrounded by a group of
hairy, leather-clad male admirers.
to readers of AfterElton.com, a website dedicated to
all-things-gay in showbiz, the photo is not that racy at all.
“I nearly snorted my coffee when I
first saw this,” said one commenter going by the username jrex.
“Yes, it is a bit edgy, but looking at Chris/Kurt I can't help but
think of it as a contemporary homage to a Norman Rockwell painting.”
“I love it,” said another
commenter, Abre Deale. “Chris' expression is just priceless. … I
think it's deliciously cheeky.”
Eighty percent of respondents to a poll
on the website called the picture “Inspired” or “Very edgy, but
witty.” Another seventeen percent said the pictured skated close
to being inappropriate. And only three percent said it was “Truly
is expected to get a boyfriend when the show returns for its second
season in the fall.