5 Things: Casey Wilson's Zillow Account, Glenn Close's Missing Oscar, Homophobia's Kenyan Cost, Rami's Bi Erasure, and a UK TV Star's Coming Out
OK, today was a bit rough. But, Casey Wilson was on WWHL, so I'm there. Recapping the news of the day.
1. Casey Wilson really wants Tom from Vanderpump Rules to know that she DID NOT post his address online.
2. Was Glenn Close robbed of yet another Oscar?
Instinctshares an editorial on how Glenn Close still doesn't have an Oscar after all these years. I mean, is that really even possible?
Glenn won every single major award going into Sunday night. Olivia won at the Golden Globes but that was for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. This was Glenn’s year. There have been several years prior to this where it was her year (Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons), but I truly thought she would win this as her work in the film was beyond superb and kept me glued from the first moment she appeared on screen.
3. Kenya spends 1.7% of their GDP—that's about $1.3 billion—on homophobic campaigns and law enforcement.
Kenya’s tourism industry, which drives much of the country’s services sector, is missing out on an estimated $64 million to $140 million in revenues due to the country’s national reputation on the issue, with LGBT+ travellers and allies preferring other destinations.
4. The case is made for a gay Freddie Mercury.
Well that did not sit well with many bi-sexual activists who insists that a gay man who slept with a woman once is automatically bi-sexual. If that was true and every gay man who slept with a woman was to be considered “bisexual”, there would be very few “gay” men. Particularly in the era that Mercury came from.
5. Ryan Sampson comes out in a simple and direct manner after a troll tried to bait him into a homophobic fight.
"Hi y’all. So. I was on Instagram and I looked at my direct messages and it turned out someone was trying to rope me in to some (pretty creaky) homophobic banter. Huh! So, for clarity, here’s a pic of me and the boyf. Just to, y’know... straighten that one out. As it were. " — Ryan Sampson
English actor Ryan Sampson from the ITV2 series Plebs came out publicly on Twitter by introducing his boyfriend to the world at large after homophobic trolls tried to bait him into saying something terrible.