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'Criminal Minds' Star Responds To Gay Rumors With A Challenge

Shemar Moore is willing to show you exactly how straight he is.

14/12/2016 9:34 AM AEDT | Updated 17/12/2016 6:26 AM AEDT
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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actor Shemar Moore attends GQ Men of The Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
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“Criminal Minds” star Shemar Moore doesn’t mind gay rumors. 

In a recent interview with BET, Moore explained why he has chosen to refute rumors about his sexuality publicly on social media. 

“I just think it’s all silly. If you’re gay, you’re gay. I’m not, and I know that and I’m very comfortable with who I am and I love women,” he said. “I’ve dated plenty of them. If you think I’m gay, send your girlfriend over to my house for the weekend and see what happens. For real. You can call that arrogant if you want to. I just call it confident. You can call me whatever you want, but you don’t know me.”

The 44-year-old, who starred on the beloved CBS drama from 2005 until leaving the show earlier this year, also said that ignorance is not becoming. 

“I have fans that are gay, men that come up to me, and they’re inspired by me, or they like me as an entertainer, and when they want to give me a hug or take pictures with me, what, am I supposed to not put my arm around them or stand next to them, and if the man next to me in the picture is gay, that makes me gay? That’s just simpleminded ignorance, and I don’t play that.”

Read the full interview with BET here.

Back in March, he took to social media to push back against gay rumors that followed after he was photographed with an LGBTQ fan, writing that he refuses to “allow people to feel small.” 

You do you, Shemar. 

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