Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino wants everyone to know that GTL stands for "gym, tan, laundry" -- and nothing else.
The "Jersey Shore" star has reportedly hit back at housemates Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley after they speculated about his sexuality and hinted he might be gay in an interview with HuffPost Gay Voices.
"Mike really ripped both Snooki and JWoww a new one," a show insider told the Chicago Sun-Times. Noting that Sorrentino is concerned such comments could hurt his brand endorsements, which are focused on straight male customers, the source added, "He's extremely upset."
In the interview, both JWoww and Snooki implied that despite his playboy reputation, Mike has questioned his own sexuality. "He brings it up," JWoww said. "He'll say, 'People think I'm gay and I don't know what they're talking about.'" Added Snooki: "He told me one time, '[All the talk is] making me wonder.'"
JWoww even compared Sorrentino to her gay best friend's husband, who was closeted for 27 years of his life. "So because of that I know...the signs," she said.
The Situation's publicist called Snooki and JWoww’s speculation “the most ridiculous statement I’ve ever heard" in response, the Sun-Times notes.
It's not the first time Sorrentino's sexuality has been questioned. Last year, former "Jersey Shore" star Angelina Pivarnick -- previously Sorrentino's love interest -- told Popeater, "I think Mike is gay. I think he's gay because of the way he talks and the way he abuses girls. He talks down to women...I honestly feel like he's in the closet right now; he doesn't want to come out."
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