We thought Sanjaya Malakar was out, in his own wishy-washy, American Idol-type way. But on last night's I'm a Celebrity… he said, "I make a really good gay best friend, but I don't like guys, so it confuses people."
Consider us confused. He went on to say that he's a "straight gay best friend," which he claimed was a legit term that lots of people use, explaining, "I do hair and I'll sit in the corner and knit and a lot of my friends refer to me as their 'straight gay best friend' because we'll go do things that you stereotypically will do with a gay guy. It sucks that that's the term, but that's the kinda the term that has come to be."
Janice, who has a reciprocal love for gay men, wasn't buying it. But at the same time, Sanjaya is only 19, and entered the national spotlight through American Idol when he was just 16. It must be incredibly difficult to deal with that kind of sudden fame, even if you aren't being questioned about your sexuality (or questioning it yourself). What he does with his dick is his own business, but his explanation was too odd not to notice. Hopefully, hanging out with Janice will help him not be afraid to be the person he really is, whether that's a gay guy, or a straight guy who likes to braid hair.