Delightful rock-n-roll artifact and general crazy person Little Richard has renounced his homosexuality. Not only that, but he now believes that same-sex relationships are “unnatural affections.” Well, so are people who love and endure a cat in their home but you don’t see me squawking judgment about it!
E! News filled us in on 84-year-old Richard’s recent appearance on a show called Today Live on the Christian network Three Angels Broadcasting. Little Richard revealed that, in addition to his wig, he’s also ditched liking dudes because it’s “unnatural.”
“When I first come in show business they wanted you to look like everybody but yourself,” Richard said. “And, anybody that comes in show business they gone say you gay or straight… God made men, men and women, women.”
Little Richard has been flip-flopping on his gayness for a long time. In a 1984 biography, he was quoted as saying that homosexuality was (again) “unnatural” and “contagious.” (I’m gay because some dude coughed near me? To quote Richard to himself, “SHUT UP!“)
And then he came out of the closet in a 1995 interview with Penthouse.
In 1995, Little Richard (real name Richard Wayne Penniman) told Penthouse,” I’ve been gay all my life and I know God is a God of love, not of hate.”
And then in a 2012 GQ interview, he told the tales of all the orgies he’s taken part in with both men and women. Can you imagine him dramatically hollering “AHHHH WHOOOOO, PASS THE ASTROGLIDE!” Oh, and he’s the GAYEST thing to ever pound the piano.
Little Richard has since discovered that he had it all wrong, as he noted in his interview with Today Live.
“You know, all these things. So much unnatural affection. So much of people just doing everything and don’t think about God. Don’t want no parts of him.”
It’s sort of obvious where this is coming from. Wigless 84-year-old Richard is maybe not in the best of health. He’s probably thinking that he’ll die soon, and worried some conservative angel is going to be standing in front of the gates of Heaven telling him to skedaddle downstairs for being a homo.
I can’t fault Richard for being nervous and becoming an ex-gay. In fact, some of us might have to consider it a valid option for future happiness in light of yesterday’s news. *eye-roll* You can watch Richard’s revelation below.