Eminem ‘comes out’ as gay in controversial new film ‘The Interview’

Eminem Staff Reports

Rapper Eminem, often criticized for using anti-gay slurs in his music lyrics, makes a cameo in the controversial movie “The Interview,” in which he announces during an interview with James Franco’s character that he is gay.

“When I say things about gay people, or people think my lyrics are homophobic — it’s because I’m gay,” he says, appearing as himself in a scripted interview with Franco’s character.

“I’m more shocked that people haven’t figured it out yet; I mean, it’s kind of like I’ve been playing gay peek-a-boo,” says Eminem. “I’ve pretty much just been leaving a breadcrumb trail of gayness.”

Of course, the interview is scripted and Eminem’s revelation is – allegedly – fictitious.


The controversial film centers on the story of characters played by Franco and Seth Rogen, who are attempting to assassinate North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un.

The film is in limited theatrical release, and is available for online rental.

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