Pete Davidson Believes Pop Stars Use Gay Men As Props

November 21, 2019 By Jordan Miller

The SNL star claims women in entertainment use gay men to their advantage.

Pete Davidson shared some interesting insight. Davidson, formerly engaged to pop superstar Ariana Grande, thinks it’s strange that straight men being friends with gay men is peculiar to some.

In his new interview with Paper, Davidson claims celebrity women, namely singers, use gay men as props.

“Well, nothing’s cooler to me than seeing my friends crush it,” Davidson explained in response to what it means to be a good ally. “I also have the most talented friends ever. And I think my friends are a good reflection of me… anybody that I **** with is sweet and morally sound, you know? I find it super weird that it’s weird that a straight dude has gay friends… like, some straight dudes do have gay friends, but like they make like a big show of it as opposed to them genuinely being a friend.” 

13 Reasons Why actor, Tommy Dorfman, interviewed Davidson. Dorfman told him having a friendship with Davidson made him “less scared of straight men,” and added that’s “just like how some pop stars use gay people.”

It was a loaded response, and prompted Davidson to say this:

“Yeah. I really feel like I have to be careful when I’m saying this, but I do feel like a lot of women in entertainment use gay men as props,” Davidson said. “If you really listen to any of the songs that they’re doing, or any of the things that they’re doing, it’s to promote them[selves]. It’s rarely for the LGBT community. It’s to make them look good. Like, how cool they are that they’re hanging out with gay people.” 

He continued: “I’m the first person in my family to have gay friends,” Davidson added, explaining that him doing standup in NYC helped him meet people of all kinds. “So now like my whole family loves gay people. They know not to be afraid. It’s just because they were raised so, like, Catholic and old-school.”

As a fellow gay men with a love of female pop stars, I agree. However, there’s a key piece of the puzzle that Davidson is missing: pop stars and gay men have a symbiotic relationship. There are countless think pieces on why gay men love pop stars. There’s no finite explanation besides the obvious: gay men have a great appreciation for creative, beautiful and powerful women. And bops. We love us a good bop.

What do YOU think? Do pop stars use gay men as props? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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