Let me preface by saying I’m not a country music fan. I barely know who Kenny Chesney is. I don’t care if he’s gay or not. I have no issue with consenting adults being gay or straight. Whatever floats your boat and doesn’t hurt anyone else is fine by me.
All that said, man oh man, Kenny Chesney came off like quite an idiot this week. Not being the biggest Renee Zellwiger fan, although it must be said I did enjoy the first Bridget Jones movie, I barely remembered that Chesney was briefly married to her. Furthermore, I didn’t realize that she’d sued for divorce on the grounds of fraud, which apparently has led some to conclude and whisper that Chesney likes guys rather than women.
I have no idea whether that’s true or not and could care less. The point here is that I had no idea of any of this. I do now and it’s thanks to Kenny Chesney, who years after his divorce is still busy rehashing it.
Chesney doesn’t want us to think he’s gay. He even went so far as to let the world know that he’s bedded over 100 women in his lifetime.
All it’s served to do is inform people like me that he is rumored to be gay and in fact served to make those rumors more credible.
Chesney’s strategy failed on two fronts. First, he simply protested too much. It’s like a bigot who’s over eager to let you know some of his best friends are Jews or Hispanics or Country Stars. You know you’re being sold a bill of goods. Want another analogy? Why not? It’s Saturday after all and we’ve got some time. Chesney busting out his list of sexual conquests is like that guy who secretly thinks his package is too small and buys a Corvette or Hummer to compensate. You know who you are….
Secondly, Chesney’s stategy failed due to the Gene Simmon’s effect. Chesney is a massive country star and has been one for years. Yet, he’s barely over triple digits in terms of sexual partners. And he’s bragging about that?? Somewhere Gene Simmons is laughing his a#s off.
Is it proof he’s gay? Of course not, but I never asked the question in the first place. Still if Chesney’s trying to convince me he loves women so much than he should have picked a number that would have been more respectable in comparison to the Kiss legend.
Is that too much to ask?
PS – Below is a picture of Kenny Chesney with a supermodel, which is further proof (I suppose he’d argue ) that he’s not gay.
PPS – Below is a picture of Chesney with former bride Zellwiger. Body language kind of foretells a lot about their future, eh? Could they be further apart and more awkward? And what’s with the hand in the pocket, Kenny?