She”s been dealing with rumors about her sexuality over the years and now Kerry Washington is ready to tackle the gossip head on.
During an interview with The Advocate, the “Scandal” actress discussed the lesbian speculations and even shared her opinion on gay rights.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Washington”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit The Advocate!
On supporting the LGBT community:
“When there are crimes against humanity being committed in the world, we are all so vulnerable. We have to look out for and protect each other. You don”t have to agree with me, but if you come at me with hatred and slurs, I will block you [on Twitter].”
On lesbian rumors:
“It”s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn”t share their personal life. I understand their frustration.I like how people will post pictures of me with other women that I adore,hugging on red carpets, and say, “See.” Are we so uncomfortable with love between two people of the same genders that we immediately label it as sexual But I”ve never been bothered by the lesbian rumor. There”s nothing offensive about it, so there”s no reason to be offended.”
On having gay marriage in the “Scandal” storyline:
“Something that brings me great joy is known that “Scandal”s” audience looks like in terms of African-American households and knowing that so many African-American people and families are being introduced to our characters James and Cyrus. It”s really exciting that millions of viewers each week are living life with this amazing, complex couple, stepping into their gay marriage and adoption experience, which is such a vital storyline of our show.”