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American actor, producer, and model DJ Qualls, 41, came out as gay following his recent appearance on Comedy Central’s The Jim Jeffries Show. Qualls confirmed the news through his verified Twitter account by saying, “It is 11:20pm. I just came out on stage at a @jimjefferiesshow in San Diego. Yep, I’m gay. Been gay this whole time.” He added, “Tired of worrying about what people would think of me. Tired of worrying about what it would do to my career.”
It is 11:20pm. I just came out on stage at a @jimjefferies show in San Diego. Yep, I’m gay. Been gay this whole time. Tired of worrying about what people would think of me. Tired of worrying about what it would do to my career.— DJ Qualls (@TheOnlyDJQualls) January 11, 2020
His coming out was met with congratulatory messages and mostly encouraging response on Twitter. Take a look at some of the fans’ reactions below:
Hey, cheers and congratulations for being the you that you are! It's the way it ought to be, damn the torpedoes and full steam ahead. You are perfect just being the you that you are! Don't hide your light under a bushel as my Nan used to say, 🎉 🕉— 🕉itsalwayssues 🕉 (@smesues) January 12, 2020
I can tell you I’ve never once thought of what you want to do in your own bed. And that’s how it should have stayed. Your strength to reveal it is admirable. But one cannot imagine a world where tweets or announcements like this even need to happen.— Justin J. Wood (@justinjwood) January 11, 2020
Dude, nobody with a brain would think anything "of you" except you're a good actor and have entertained us for years and we thank you. Glad it's off your chest, but really it was nothing to be worried about, at least for your fans. Rock on.— chase squires (@chasesquires) January 12, 2020
Qualls is best known for his films Road Trip (2000), The New Guy (2002), and Cherry Falls (2000). He also landed a role in various hit TV series such as Supernatural, CSI, Lost, and The Big Bang Theory to name a few. Further, he made an appearance in several music videos like Simple Plan’s “I’m Just a Kid,” Britney Spears feat. Pharrell’s “Boys (co-ed remix),” and Eel’s “Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues.” Prior to acting, he was a model for Prada and Calvin Klein and a volunteer counselor at Camp Horizon.
A cancer survivor, Qualls is an advocate for cancer research. He was diagnosed with Stage 3 (near Stage 4) Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 14 (according to Mayo clinic, Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s germ-fighting network.).
Good for him for being ahead of those who would happily make that announcement for him. Supposed “fans” who delight in prying into every hiccup or sneeze those in the media/entertainment spotlight make so they can claim the “big scandalous scoop.” Given what he does for a living, no one of importance is going to find his sexuality an issue … unless, of course, he we’re to push it and make it one.
What is the point of this disclosure? He is a part of society where such revelations are to be expected? Such disclosures only reinforce the already perception that such genres are populated with Gays. They are marginal because the vast majority of Americans do not know of their existence or of his existence. Such personae do not influence American Society in any significant way to either disturb or disrupt to have any impact worth noting. Another example of the very few being allowed to have access to the media by the very same persons whom this person and such-alike are… Read more »
How about you stop with the Latin…we all know you graduated. Your opinion, like snowflakes and ass—–, are something everyone has…but yours are really not relevant, nor appreciated.
If my contributions are both not really relevant or appreciated, they got you to react, and therefore, by definition, my contributions are both relevant and appreciated.
As far as my choice of wordings, if my education threatens you, you might want to admit, Why? I threaten no one here…except either the disenfranchised or the jealous.
Relax, Bob! It is all good…however, I or anyone else, words it!
How about Bob speaks for Bob’s self? I may not totally agree with N.Z.H., but his style of expression is one of a kind.and very relevant. His perspective, opinions, and beliefs hit home many gays who don’t fall lockstep into the stereotypical mantra pushed by militant gays. He’s also respectful of other’s stances, although in doing so he just may be much less tender than some of them need.
Why the sour comment? Don’t like his comments? Don’t read them, and your comments can be considered “not relevant, nor appreciated”.
Jim Markus: Comments define the relevance of a blog. Some blog’s titles are a bit more relevant than others but the comments reflect the lives and mindsets of those who write them. Honestly, the confirmation of one’s sexuality is “Old Hat,” nowadays, because everyone is doing it. When everyone does it, the acknowledgements become mundane and lose their effectiveness. This is what my written intention expressed. I just enjoy stirring the pot on occasions and occasionally, I tend to rub Humanity the wrong way. It is to be expected and enjoyed because it encourages others to react and that is… Read more »
Really, another gay guy in Hollyweird. How is that news? If he came out as straight, that might be a surprise. Though with that over-aged and over-used twink thing it would be hard to believe.
WOW. Who’d he boo’d up with?! So cute! Much support to him and anyone buggin’ out.
How is this news? More like attention seeking. The new ‘look at me, I’m still relevent! Give me some work!”. First time I saw him, I thought… Yuck, an unattractive bottom. Now he comes Out. That’s like saying the sun rises in the East. Duh Let’s get someone I’d like to imagine naked and erect. DJ looks more a glory hole denizen of a putrid public restroom. And keep those clothes one puh-leeeze!
Seriously, i have zero idea who this is. I need to google him. If its not Bobby Sherman, or Eve Plum,……. I didn’t know Kate McKinnon is gay until last week. She’s a great character actor. i lost track of the in crowd long ago, wonder if he’s into daddy’s!? I could use a sugar baby…… not one of thos little, oops, that’s a sugar glider happy new year all my gay and bi bro’s.
Who? I don’t know who he is. Looks kind of cute, though. Hey, maybe he should sue Monsanto over the lymphoma….
Lymphoma is going to cause an “aftermath” and it, usually, affects the shape of the body or affects the contours of the face. It, also, can and usually stunts the growth of the body, particularly, its height and the proportional length of the legs with the torso.
He looks decent but, now, that I read of his Lymphoma, I can see its effects on his face; it is shaped a bit different and I only know this because I took care of soldiers who had Lymphoma because of their exposure to “Agent Orange.”
Libertarian Queer: Allow me to clarify my previous post to your commentary… It isn’t the Lymphoma, per se; it is either the radiation and or chemotherapy or the combination of the two…particularly, if the patient is either pre-puberty or puberty. The treatments, particularly, the radiation will alter the molecular structure of the cells or distort the immune system and so, the results can be seen either in the shape of the body, lack of height or a discrepancy of the legs to the torso. The face also suffers as its shape or texture can be affected…even the size of the… Read more »