We picked up another couple of bi celeb headlines this week, as Sharon Osbourne and Katie Hopkins both talked about their attractions in the press.
The X Factor judge Sharon commented that she felt it was “too late” to explore her sexuality. On American chat show The Talk she put it that, “I always think everybody is gay – so am I. I am not a little bit gay, I am extremely interested in the fact of what I missed out on. But it is too late now.” Not using the B word in itself but otherwise sounding strongly in the bisexual camp.
Many people coming out either later in life or in a stable monogamous relationship might relate to that feeling. The silly notion that you are only bi if you have dated at least “one of each” holds some of them back from owning the word bisexual for themselves.
Meanwhile Katie Hopkins got bi headlines too, though for a rather less committed claim. The Mirror excitedly declared her bisexual after she said she would “swing both ways” given the chance in a BBC interview, but this led to a rapid retraction to the Metro.
The original giggly declaration did sound rather like flirting with the idea of experimentation rather than a meaningful outing: an “I’d try” rather than “I desire”.
So that’s Sharon onto our team and Katie still playing for one of the others. What will next week bring?