Is Joshua Ledet Gay?
Is Joshua Ledet gay? That’s an interesting question. I wouldn’t have thought about it hadn’t Joshua shoved Phillip Phillips during their duet last night on American Idol. (That was my favorite part of the show, btw).
Jarett Wieselman from The Insider wonders if Joshua just didn’t want to be perceived as gay by allowing another man put his arms around him. The gay issue of course has plagued Idol for years with their avoidance of LGBT matters with their contestants.
It was kinda a weird reflex from Josh. Maybe he just doesn’t like being touched? He did allow Phillip to put his arm on his shoulder during the judges’ critique.
I really don’t know if Joshua is gay. My gaydar has been broken for years, but I’m willing to bet that Joshua isn’t.
Is Joshua Ledet Gay?
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i believe that this as a singing contest, every one that got time for this this type of slander must not be praying and simply enjoying their life and just supporting him because he is an entertainer. Lets begin to judge that , because if the truth be told some of us have some skeletons in our closest. after all they did the same thing to Adam Lambert look where he is making music and money where are you'll and what are you making. If you don't like it and won't judge how the show should go on talent only (just because you can see it don't mean those woman which you can't see just might have a problem also yet you like them). This man sings wirthn his whole being and feels the lyrics in his bone and with that he gets his message out to others we feel the song and gets his message. Please there are worse people out there singing to our children nasty songs and Lord help the way they dress and act. WE BETTER GET TO PRAYING AND STOP BETTING UP ON PEOPLE WE DON'T KNOW AND WON'T KNOW EITHER BECAUSE WE ARE STILL IN OUR LITTLE BOX THINKING AND NOT WATCHING AND PRAYING TO SET A BETTER EXAMPLE FOR THEM TO FOLLOW.
Gay or not, what amazes me is that so many people seem to feel that they have the right to make the decision for him.
I've been around gay men all my life. And I'd say Joshua is gay. If he were in the Philippines, he would even be perceived as a drag queen.
I do believe in bisexuality, but I also think that there are a lot of people who use the cover of bisexuality to test the waters to see if anyone cares that they like men. Look at artists like Boy George, Freddie Mercury, etc. Back in the day they said they were bisexual, but most accounts (and obviously in Boy George's case) they're just gay.
Lord, it's 2012. It's okay to be gay. I don't know why shows like Idol skate around the issue. It just makes it more awkward. I mean they ask Phillip about his girlfriend, but back when Danny Noriega was on, they only allowed him to say the phrase "my crush" to still give the illusion he might not have been talking about a dude, which he so clearly was.
he pushed away becuz they were pretendin to beef they said it at the beginning they were actin like they don't like each other
he likes girls too so might be bi u never know, that might mess up his chance like it did adam lambert
First of all, I do NOT believe Joshua Ledet is GAY.!! If anything, based on the situation that went on last Wednesday during Joshua and Philips's duet, PHILIP should be looked at as being the gay oNE.! iT WAS not Joshua who tried to put a feel on Philip but it was VICE VERSA.!! People only think this because they are haters and they have heard other people talk about it.! ANd as a matter fact, if (in some odd dimension of this world) Joshua Ledet is gay, that is HIS own dang business.!! Not for everyone else to be talking about like he is some stray dog.! Now get it straight, JOshua is the one who pushed Philips arm away from him.. PHILIP was the one being gay in the situation..!!!!!!!!!!!
It is so easy to confirm if Joshua is gay.... does Joshua have a girlfriend? No what's the instant reaction when cutie Phillip tries to steal a hug in public? Push him away. Bet Colton wouldn't do this.
People have questioned it since week 1, but I am not so sure.
One thing to remember though is Josh does have a bit of an anxiety issue and it is why he almost didn't get on the plane.
That said, I am thinking that there was more behind it and the two were just goofing around. Maybe something left over from rehearsals.
Way gay. Great performer but wayyy gayyyy! I dont care but what I care about is how AI basically forces these talented singers to coonceal their orientation - think Clay & Adam
I don't think he is gay, I think he and Hollie are more than friends...interesting choice of song from her a couple weeks ago..Son of a Preacher man. Isn't Joshua's dad a preacher? Hmm I'd say from watching the show there have been way too many sparks flying between those two. I think those gay rumours are just some fool trying to stir up trouble.
@Snarkels I hope not. It's 2012. Even the President of the United States supports him. And, after this show he has soooo much potential to make a good living. He can totally be himself. It's ok. I wish he would do that because being closeted is harmful to your mind.
@JeremyGable It's not okay to be gay, at least not as okay as you think it is. 50% of this country is against it still. I'm against it because God and the Church is. However, I still vote for Joshua because I still think he's the best contestant. He has the voice and the stage presence. I would feel less comfortable about voting for him if the topic of his gayness was repeatedly addressed during the show, because it would feel like Idol was pushing a gay agenda on me and I cannot support that. I would still buy his music and I love Adam Lambert too.
@JeremyGable I agree 100%. There's no reason for Idol to be so backwards on this issue and cover it up like it's a deep dark secret, implying it's something to be ashamed of. The show has never had a single openly gay contestant in 11 seasons, yet there have been plenty of closeted gay contestants on the show - like, every guy in Season 1, lol. Something's wrong with this picture. Even flamboyant Adam Lambert didn't openly admit he's gay until the week AFTER the finale, despite the giant elephant in the room because everyone knew his "secret" all along. I like that The Voice is more progressive and enlightened on this matter - 2 of the top 4 last season were openly gay and it was treated as no big deal, as it should be.
@SymoneCrazewildzKing He said he thought a girl was good looking, he never said he likes girls in that way. But, it's clear he's non-heterosexual, whatever that may be.
Same thing I said. Wasn't Rock Hudson married? What about Anthony Perkins, he had a family but hey he was GAY! Saying you have a gf does not mean you are straight. Phillips has been putting the moves on all the male singers on the show but when it was hinted that he and Elise should hook up how quickly he dismissed Ryan Seacrest. J.Ho has been throwing herself at Phil from day one but he has yet to even flirt back. Yet everyone can see as clear as day (if your eyes are not prejudiced) that Joshua and Hollie are possibly more than friends even the Ford music video hinted it a couple of weeks ago....the scene was Skylar passing by and running into Joshua and Hollie looking at a window display and then a heart formed and they looked at each other and smiled. In my opinion it does not matter because when Joshua shares his talent with everyone. So we should all just enjoy or shut up and turn off the tv because at least he is trying to do something with his life. What are we?
@RaekwonW Hahaha. YOU'RE STUPID. :))
@molson220 Lol it's clear he's non-hetero.
@molson220 That means absolutely nothing. lol
@abwtan Well not all straight guys have girlfriends and supposedly Joshua had one recently, but she could easily have been a beard. I think Joshua is gay but he's deeply repressed due to his religious background, and is probably not even conscious of it. Total denial. Poor kid, he may never accept himself for who he really is.
@MerilynFenton Him and Hollie? Lmao Yea, right. He's gayer than Xmas.
@Teammm @Snarkels From what I can see, the problem with Joshua is not so much that he's closeted but that he's in complete denial. I believe he's deeply repressed and not even conscious of his homosexuality, so it's a deeper problem than just being in the closet and keeping it a secret. I mean, lately he's been making comments about women, like saying it was "hot" when J. Lo spoke Spanish, almost like he's trying to prove to himself and everyone else that he's straight. Before he can come out, he has to realize he's gay to begin with! Not easy when you come from an ultra-conservative religious family. Look at David Archuleta - I have a feeling he might be gay too but if he is, he's in total denial about it. So as with Clay, it might take Joshua a few years to come to terms with his sexuality, if he ever does at all.
@raveniss @JeremyGable First of all, homosexual orientation is as natural as heterosexual orientation and it is "okay" to be gay because it's called being yourself. No tells you to act a certain way because of someone else's religion, so don't do it to other people because of your PERSONAL religion. Key word is personal. Your religion dictates your life, not someone else's unless they choose that religion for themselves.
Second of all, 50% of the country does not say it's not okay to be gay.
In fact, 63% of the country says gay/lesbian relationships should be legal, 54% says it is morally acceptable, 50% says marriage should be legal, and a majority 40% believes gay people are born that way, 11% say both born & upbringing, and 10% say they dont know.
On average, non-Christian support for gays/lesbians is 86%, Catholics is 62%, Protestants is 50%, Democrats 72%, Independents 69%, Republicans 49%, people ages 18-54 is 73%. So, gays being viewed as "okay" is overwhelming in the affirmative yes. Thank you.
@raveniss Unless you're quoting the old testament, the New Testament has absolutely no mention of "god being against gays". That's something religious institutions have drummed up just in the last century.
And the only damn agenda us gays have is to be treated fairly. That's it.
@JulieBarbara err Adam was never closeted on Idull he was never asked on the show "are you gay" dude had been living live as a gay guy since he was 18. So for pretty much 10 yrs.
@JulieBarbara So true. But it should be noted that there have been many gay people and none have went on to win the show, even Adam Lambert. There's definitely still a stigma, which is very disappointing. Joshua Ledet has the potential to win this show this season. I hope he does so, and I hope he chooses to help other gay people by acknowledging it at some point. It's quite clear he's non-heterosexual.
That should be his business either way and it has nothing to do with the fact that he can sing circles around the poorly manufactured Dave Matthews clone. Lift his feet I am sure you will see a sticker that says MADE IN TAIWAN! People are just creating nonesense to try to garner more votes for P.P.....
I cannot understand people, why can't Phil Phillips be gay? You don't have to be effiminate to be gay, there are perfectly butch guys that are underlow and in the closet e.g Rock Hudson. I just have a problem with the fact that people are harping on a moment that was nothing more than two people goofing off. It is sad though cause people are either saying Joshua is gay or that Jessica has a bad attitude...What's with you people? The only two people of colour are zeroed in on as either being gay or being a diva. Leave the kids alone let them sing. Whatever you say does not take away from the fact that HE CAN SING!
@JulieBarbara @Teammm @Snarkels For me, Joshua shouldn't even commenting and hinting about girls' hotness and abs to cover sexual orientation... I mean just shut up! I read somewhere that American Idol' producers warned Colton Dixon that faith talk could hurt him. He refused and said that he would rather lose "American Idol" than try to conceal his spirituality. Obviously it did cost him the title...It is sad that Joshua chooses and probably thinks that he'll lose American Idol if he shows who he really is...I understand if he doesn't want to show fabolousity on national tv but please GURL shut up with the constant "i like girls" hints and comments (3 snaps at yah!)
@JulieBarbara @Snarkels Yep. I agree with that too and recognized it myself. When he was making the comments about girls, you could see the weird looks on the judge's faces because everyone believes he's gay. I hope that at least someone behind the scenes on the show will have enough bravery and confidence to counsel him on being himself. They don't have to mention "gay" because it might make him anxious or upset, but just counsel him on the importance of being who he is and how that will correlate to his own well-being and success. All along I've believed David Archuleta was gay as well. But yes it is tough on them, coming from conservatively religious families.
@jemfenton @MerilynFenton LOL, ME, a Phillip fan? Not exactly. I've been lamenting Phillip's presence on the show all season long, as he's butchered some of my favorite songs. I like Joshua MUCH better than Phillip and although Josh isn't my favorite, I've enjoyed many performances of his. I'm hoping for a Jessica/Joshua finale but I doubt that will happen, not because Joshua's perceived as gay but because Phillip and Jessica's fan bases seem to be bigger. But look, if Joshua doesn't win it shouldn't be because he might be gay. If you ask me, his over-the-top wailing is more polarizing than his sexuality. That's what turns a lot of people off about him - I've looked around the internet a lot and read the comments about Joshua, and I haven't seen gay bashing going on. What I've seen is that a lot of people can't stand his screeching and wailing.
No one here ever said that all gay guys are super feminine. We all know there are feminine and non-feminine gay guys. But when you see a guy who is as feminine as Joshua, it's pretty unlikely that he's straight. Not all gay men are super-feminine, but all super-feminine men do tend to be gay. There's a difference there. Think about it...
Yes but if you look at American Idol, no other performer straight or otherwise are encouraged to talk about their relationships. They are performers and as such they want to give people the illusion that all of them are attainable only after the show will they come out and speak of their bf/gf. I agree with the comment that got deleted and he said:
@JulieBarbara @MerilynFenton I have a friend who looks and acts like Phillip and he is gay now...used to have a girlfriend and was very touchy feely with his straight buddies. Why assume that only Joshua is gay? Just because he 'acts' masculine, doesn't mean he's straight...
The sad thing is people on this site are only harping on Joshua because you want Phillips to win, you are saying he is gay because to many Americans they will NEVER accept homosexuality or Lesbianism. So he will not get votes. I have been receiving updates from this site and have seen the links of the Idol homecoming, Jessica's link was sent as well as Phillips. In fact after the monumentous performance by Joshua on last Wednesday's show...Ricky.org posted a link that told persons that Phillips need their votes more than ever. So please spare me the we are trying to help Joshua come out and we like him but he needs to be honest. You need to be honest with yourselves. This thread is just a way to get votes for Phillips.
@jafoal I'm aware that Adam was "out" before Idol, but when he went on the show he went back into the closet until after the finale. He didn't say a word about being gay and the show didn't acknowledge it one bit, and he wasn't photographed dating anyone while on the show. Even when old pictures of him kissing a guy surfaced online, the show completely ignored it and Adam had no comment. When he sang "Whole Lotta Love," he sang the lyrics "WOMAN, you need love," not "man." So for intents and purposes, Adam was in the closet while on Idol. It was only after the season ended that he appeared on Rolling Stone and "came out" again as gay to the public.
That is very true but they are trying to dance around the issue here. I have a really good friend and you could never tell he was gay. He is gorgeous, muscular and very touchy feely just like Phillip Phillips. You could never tell just by looking at him but he has been gay for many years. Every woman wants him and when they see him are heavily attracted to him but he is gay. People on here are saying there is nothing wrong with being gay but they are prejudiced about gays. Just because someone is gay you cannot expect they will act a certain way or talk a certain way...It is like saying that everyone that eats salad for lunch are vegetarians. NO....Stop being prejudiced and realize that you can be macho and still gay, you play sports and be gay and you can have a girlfriend but still be gay.
@MerilynFenton totally agree. Joshua was smiling all the time - they were both just having fun after singing a duet that should have been sung by a man and a woman. Joshua is more talented than Philip but it is unlikely he will win because the constituency that determines musical taste in America ( young white girls) are supporting the cute white guy with the guitar
@MerilynFenton @abwtan Look, I'll grant you that whether Joshua is gay or not should be his business alone, in a perfect world. It has no bearing on his talent, that's true. However, if Joshua wants to have a career in the public eye, in such a highly visible position as a famous singer, then he needs to get a thick skin and accept that as long as he is in the spotlight, people are going to talk. They're going to talk about his personal life and ask questions, just like they do to other celebrities. Like it or not, that's how the entertainment business works. If he doesn't like it, then he should just give up the desire for fame now and be anonymous again.
@MerilynFenton Of course he can sing and in my opinion he should win. The bigger problem here is that when someone is inquired or thought to be gay, it's considered something negative, when gay people are no different than everyone else and nothing wrong with them. Being gay is not something to feel insulted about. Mmmkay? Thank you.
That's my problem why harp on so called tell tale signs...Who made people hear experts in human pyscology? Whether he is or not, he is a remarkeable singer. I really have to wonder is the problem that people think he is gay or the fact that he is just trying to be only the fourth person of colour in the twelve seasons of AI to win
@MerilynFenton @jlscott13 Merilyn, why are you getting so worked up over this? We're not hating Joshua. Who cares if he's gay? It's not that big a deal. Do you have a problem with gay people or something? There's NOTHING wrong with being gay. If he's gay, it makes no difference to me and I'm sure it makes no difference to most of the other commenters here.
That's not gaydar. You cannot look at something that was obviously meant in jest to be literal. The boys were kidding around, why can't you all see and laugh about it like you were supposed to?
@MerilynFenton Of course it doesn't take anything away from his singing. That wasn't the point of this post. We were just pointing it out. Geez.
There's a thing called gaydar. ;)
As for Jessica, she's a typical teenage girl.