Zac Efron Confronts Homosexuality Rumors
Zac Efron has decided to speak out against rumors that have been circulating since he rose to fame claiming he is gay.
The former Disney High School Musical actor has publicly spoken out about rumors regarding his sexuality, declaring they do not bother him, as he doesn’t have a problem with homosexuality.
Zac famously dated actress Vanessa Hudgens for several years, after the pair met when they were teenagers working on the High School Musical films. Despite having a stunning long-term girlfriend, some speculated that Zac was a closet homosexual due to his involvement in musical films, however these claims have been known to be untrue. Since splitting from Vanessa Zac has been linked to several female actresses including Phil Collins daughter Lily Collins and Australian actress Teresa Palmer.
In an interview with The Advocate, Zac explained how he has a large homosexual fan base, and has a lot of love for the support they show him: “After High School Musical and Hairspray, I’ve always felt embraced by the gay community and I feel incredibly grateful and honored.”
As a young male confident in his sexuality, Zac seems able to respect homosexual relationships just the same as heterosexual ones, and doesn’t rule out playing a gay man in a movie if a great role came his way: “I’d never take a role just for the sake of playing gay, but I’m always looking for a role that’s challenging different and entails some risk, so there’s no doubt in mind that one of those characters will be gay at some point in the future.”
Whilst speaking on the topic of homosexuality, Zac was also keen to express his support for same-sex marriage, as he has people very close to him who are affected by laws in certain states, which permit homosexuals getting married. “It’s an issue that affects so many people in my life- a lot of my close friends and some of the most influential people around me. I just want them all to be happy. It would make me so happy to see them able to live their lives an do what they want to do.”
Article By Victoria Beckett