UPDATE: I changed the headline on this entry because it was getting too many hits. And now back to our previously written rant:
Why don't people just do a teeny tiny bit of research before forwarding rumors they find on the internet?
I have mentioned before that I think Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs should be considered for People Mag's Sexiest Man Alive. Sexiest Heterosexual Man Alive while we're at it. Not that Sexiest Homosexual Man Alive wouldn't be a perfectly acceptable alternative, if I were a guy, but I'm not. [UPDATE: He has since been included in the most recent annual issue -- even though the picture is teeny tiny.]
For some reason, there is a rumor on the internet that Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel is gay. Someone even commented that he was gay in an entry I wrote several months ago about my crush on the guy.
This person derided my obsession, which I share with many women. Didn't I know he was gay? Didn't I realize he was unmarried and 46, lives in San Francisco, and always talks about his mother? Naturally, since I'm old enough to be his mother, I found this encouraging. If I were younger and had other designs on the guy, perhaps not so much.
Meanwhile, I told that particular misinformed commenter that I felt there was no way Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs would be shilling for Ford Trucks if they had any inkling he was a homosexual. Those extremely homophobic trucker types, especially the ones in marketing, would probably have a heart attack. Besides, when you are hanging around advertising/TV talent, you learn who's gay way before the rest of the world has a clue. That's because the guys on the video crews know everything and they don't keep secrets.
The world's dirtiest guy cleans up pretty good, too. Did you know he can sing opera? Yep. Mike Rowe, the guy who is to jeans what Marilyn Monroe was to white panties, can bring it. YouTube even has him singing the national anthem at a ballgame. Not gay.
Just for grins, I Googled "Mike Rowe Gay" to see what came up. And what came up on the second page was a website about a writer in Canada named Mike Rowe who IS gay.
But that Mike Rowe is NOT the Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs. He's a different Mike Rowe.
You can check out the gay Mike Rowe here if you're interested [I'm here to help]:
So shut up about Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs being gay. At least until he tells us himself. And, frankly, even then, it won't matter.