October 23, 2016

Ruby Rose: It’s a Compliment when People Say I Turned Them Gay

Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose takes it as a “compliment” when women tell her she has “turned them gay”.

The ‘Orange Is The New Black’ star admits that while it’s not a “possibility” for straight girls to become gay just because they find her attractive, she finds it endearing when they message her on social media with gushing comments about how they’ve fallen for her, but she just laughs it off.

In an interview with Galore magazine, the openly lesbian and gender fluid actress said: “When people say to me that I turned them gay, I just laugh, because that’s not really even a possibility. I just think that, as human beings, we are drawn to what we can’t have.

“We are drawn to fantasy over reality, and often are in love with an idea of a situation rather than the reality of it. I think people like the idea of ‘turning gay for someone,’ but it’s not actually that simple. Ultimately, that statement is just a form of endearment or a compliment, but it’s not real.”

Ruby’s striking androgynous look often draws her comparisons with Justin Bieber.

Although she doesn’t see the resemblance herself she takes it as a complement because Justin is a beautiful “21-year-old boy”.

She said: “If I’m going for a skate and I have a hat on, people say, ‘Oh, you look like Justin.’ And we do dress very similarly, but facial structure-wise, I feel like we don’t look anything alike.

“It’s just funny that sometimes we wear the same thing to the same place, and we’re like, ‘Aww man … why are we doing this to ourselves?’ But honestly, it’s such a compliment, because he’s a 21-year-old boy and I’m not 21 anymore, so that’s kind of awesome.”

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