The Problem With Kevin Spacey’s 'Coming Out' At The 2017 Tony Awards
Huffington Post - 8 months
Laughter, they say, is the best medicine. But is it always the antidote we need?
Chances are it has rarely, if ever, cured what might ail a young gay person sick with fear while facing the terrifying task of coming out to family and friends.
To be or not to be proudly out of the closet? That is the frequently vomit-inducing question.
If that was the Shakespearean conundrum facing two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey before he hosted the 2017 Tony Awards on Sunday night, he certainly did an Oscar-caliber job of sidestepping it onstage.
The 57-year-old thespian has been followed by gay rumors for much of his A-list run. He’s never outright confirmed or denied them, but he used his hosting platform to indirectly acknowledge them. If he had something to reveal, he never got around to spilling. Instead, he played the rumors – and by extension, his sexuality – for laughs.
During Spacey’s opening routine at the Tonys, Whoopi Goldberg, another Oscar winner whose sexuali...
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