Andy Cohen calls questions about the nature of his relationship with John Mayer “degrading”

Andy Cohen is shutting down dating rumors about him and John Mayer — again.

On Friday’s episode of Cohen’s Dad Diaries Podcastdefended her friendship with Mayer and praised the singer for recently criticizing romance rumors.

“This should put an end to anyone asking us, ‘What’s the problem with you two?’ the Bravo star said.

The 55-year-old explained why the constant questioning about the romantic relationship between him and Mayer, 46, is offensive and downright “degrading.”

“It’s degrading to ask a gay person if they’re friends with a straight person,” Cohen said. “A gay man is not supposed to be friends with a straight person without them having sex.”

He See what happens live the presenter applauded Mayer for rejecting the rumors head-on in an email sent to The Hollywood Reporterthat the media published last week.

“Thank you, John, for putting that on the record,” Cohen said. “I thought he was really cool.”

John Mayer, Andy Cohen at the star ceremony where Andy Cohen is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California on February 4, 2022.Dan Steinberg/Variety/Penske Media via Getty Images

THRThe magazine’s co-editor-in-chief Maer Roshan had asked Cohen about the “intense speculation” surrounding their friendship for some time. cover article.

“People seem to doubt that a straight rock star could have a close platonic relationship with a gay TV personality,” Roshan suggested.

Cohen responded: “Let them speculate! Honestly, I love John Mayer and he loves me. But because we’re so affectionate with each other, people don’t know what box to put that in. They assume we’re sleeping with each other. other”. others, which we definitely are not.

But Cohen’s longtime best friend didn’t dismiss the question so quickly.

“I think that to suggest that people doubt a friendship like mine and Andy’s is to undermine the public’s ability to accept and understand diversity in all facets of culture, whether in art or real life,” the musician wrote to Roshan. “I’d like to think they’re sophisticated enough to view a relationship like ours without assuming it must include a sexual component. That turns the concept of being gay into an ignorantly two-dimensional one, which I know you know it isn’t. I don’t. “I don’t question at all.”

Mayer continued: “I love intelligent discourse, as I hope you find in this email, but I chafe at your selectively flimsy logic intended to achieve a response, when the premise itself is so deeply flawed, and quite possibly not even quantitatively true. “

“Quite simply, if anyone doubts a platonic relationship between a straight man and a gay man, I don’t think that such a superficial view deserves clarification from anyone who respects themselves, be it Andy or his publication,” he concluded. “Reinforcing the idea that any gay/straight relationship needs a qualification that it is not sexual deprives everyone involved of their dignity.”

Mayer and Cohen have been friends for more than a decade. Rumors that the two are romantically involved. It came after a viral interview last year, when Cohen “flippantly and casually” said the two “love each other.”

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