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Bruno Mars Gay Rumor Dismissed: Singer's Rep Calls CNN iReport's Claim 'Completely Fabricated'

Posted: 04/ 3/2012 9:58 am Updated: 04/ 3/2012 11:09 am

Bruno Mars

A representative for Bruno Mars dismissed a series of reports yesterday that the pop star had come out of the closet.

The rumors began after CNN iReport -- a subsection of the media outlet comprising 'citizen journalists' from around the world -- posted a since-removed story that stated, "The famous pop-star Bruno Mars admits his homosexuality," which caused the Mars' name to trend on Twitter.

As Gossip Cop notes, a second unnamed media outlet then reported that Mars had "admitted to a small Chicago radio station" that he was gay under the guise of an April Fools' Day joke to test reaction, and then actually came out.

"The timing is bad," Mars was quoted as saying in the interview. "I hadn't realized it was April Fool's Day, but it's been pointed out to me, and I don't want to go too public with this."

Mars' rep called both of the reports as "completely fabricated" and "false," according to Gossip Cop.

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Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has made no secret of his admiration for the "High School Musical" star, while other gossip sites have openly speculated about Efron's sexuality. Still, Efron has laughed it off: "I know it's very addictive to read that kind of stuff. It's entertainment. Honestly, if the worst [Perez Hilton] can say about me is that I'm gay, then I think I'll be fine. I can handle it."
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