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Joel McHale On Gay Rumors: 'I Take It As A Compliment'

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Comedian Joel McHale is not bothered by rumors that he is gay. In fact, he takes it as a compliment.

The "Community" star sat down with the Advocate to talk about the fourth season of his NBC show. He previously told the magazine that people think he is gay because he is so well-dressed (you will usually see him in suits and button downs), but he doesn't take the assumptions as criticisms.

"Oh, I still see that on Twitter every day," McHale said regarding the gay rumors. "It’s flattering. I always find it really weird when guys flip out over someone thinking they might be gay. If a guy gets offended by that, there’s something’s wrong with him. I take it as a compliment."

"Community" has a strong gay audience (who McHale calls "the loudest and most Internet-savvy"), but the show's creator Dan Harmon apologized for a seemingly homophobic episode that aired in 2011.

Episode "Advanced Gay" featured gay characters that served no purpose other than to act as targets for stereotypical jokes.

Still, McHale himself is the furthest thing from homophobic. Although he has been married to his wife, Sarah Williams, for 17 years now and has two kids, McHale does admit to having some dude crushes. "Ooh, boy, I have so many. Josh Gad. Brian Williams. Patrick Stewart. Nathan Fillion. Kobe Bryant. Chaz Bono," he told the Advocate.

The "Soup" host isn't the only the straight, male celeb to reveal his same-sex crush recently. Last month, Channing Tatum joked about his love for George Clooney, jokingly saying he wants have sex with him.

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