Philip Schofield - “I’m a queen!”

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  1. cwej

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    I'm with you Peekaboo. Whilst I'm glad he's come out now and tbh it IS better for his wife that he comes out now rather than never, I'm baffled by so much of this story. Yes we all have an individual story to lead, but when you make a conscious decision to get with a woman, when you know you are gay (and he has publicly stated that he DID know) then you are actively choosing to fuck up someone else's life to make your own easier. He could have chosen to live a single life - and that would have been fine - but he wanted the full marriage and kids thing, which has now made other people's lives more difficult.

    I do feel more sympathetic than that paragraph reads, but I'm finding it tricky to articulate as I'm quite torn down the middle on it.
     
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  2. ZZ

    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

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    I'm sorry to say @cwej , but these things are never black and white.
    Each person's story and journey are different and you can only judge your own.
     
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  3. Zu-Klara

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    I’m quite conflicted about this whole thing, which is why I’ve been liking posts which express various stances. I think it’s marvellous that he’s come out (even though it was always blindingly obvious to these eyes), but the impact of one’s own choices (particularly in relation to inauthenticity) on other people’s lives cannot be denied. Still, we don’t know what his wife knew and what she didn’t, or indeed the intricacies of their relationship including the rationale for his getting married in the first place, so I think that @ZZ is right to say that we should only judge our own story and journey. Even though this is so often easier said than done...
     
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  4. Lucille

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    His wife seems FINE tbh. I think she’s known for quite some time.
     
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  5. octophone

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    I dare say we'll heard more about his wife in due course - it's easy to seem OK for a while just until the cameras go away. We know virtually nothing and I think this is why we've had such a variation in opinion: we've all been able to project onto a relatively blank canvas.
     
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  6. straightorbroken

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    Filming a road trip reality show with Barrymore's ex wife apparently.
     
  7. bypass

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    I get this.

    I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to conceal your true self in 1980s homophobic Britain whilst in the public eye. I´m sure he has a heck of lot of regret, sadness and pain surrounding it and I can quite believe that she was sympathetic, recognized his pain in pretending and not being true to himself for a long time, but I do wonder having ALSO spent so many years in this pretend marriage with him how she really feels deep down.

    It´s a shitty situation to be honest, which thankfully today in this part of the world(not suggesting that homophobia in the west isn´t still a problem because it VERY much is), but due to the progress we HAVE made, this marriage would have been totally unnecessary .
     
  8. supermassive

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    I wonder if he's top or bottom
     
  9. straightorbroken

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    His pipe-cleaner legs are too skinny for thrusting, so I say pig bottom or vers with no endurance as top. I've not given it much thought.
     
  10. cwej

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    He's as obviously a bottom as he was obviously a gay.
     
  11. cwej

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    I literally said 'we all have an individual story to lead'...
     
  12. Win_the_game

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    I’m starting to see the backlash filter through on my social media. To paraphrase;

    Tbh I’m not aware of anyone describing Phil as a hero but still :manson::manson::manson:
     
  13. Star

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    I saw that yesterday too. And then another couple of articles, one saying how Ashley Banjo gave a heart warming tribute to Philip at the start of Strictly which reduced him to tears, and another saying how Ashley made an embarrassing statement that left everyone with an awkward silence.
     
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    I made the mistake of reading bits of Twitter randomly and oh yeah there's a backlash. The gammons don't have much else to keep them busy right now but some of it was appalling.
     
  15. SDF

    SDF Moving on, to a brighter dawn

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    I’m sure his wife has done very well out of their marriage. And she seems absolutely fine with it all.

    I’ve heard that the STOP FUCKING HATE were going to publish a story about him and a runner at itv, which may have been the reason for this sudden coming out.
     

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