Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chely Wright Says Blake Shelton's Jake Gyllenhaal Is Gay Joke Isn't Funny


By On Top Magazine Staff

Chely WrightOpenly gay country music star Chely Wright isn't laughing at Blake Shelton's poke at actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Shelton suggested this month to an Academy of Country Music Awards crowd that Gyllenhaal must be gay for breaking up with singer Taylor Swift.

Shelton and singer Reba McEntire shared hosting duties at the awards show broadcast on CBS.

The pair poked fun at the thirty-year-old actor for “dumping” the country music starlet who turned twenty one in December.

During the Las Vegas show's opening monologue, McEntire, a 13 year veteran of the show, advised Shelton not to make jokes about Swift: “If you make her mad, she'll write a song about you.”

“She writes songs about guys who break up with her – which I don't understand in the first place,” McEntire added. “She is beautiful, she's talented, she's sweet.”

“What in the world was Jake Gyllenhaal thinking anyway?” she asked.

Shelton shrugged then added, “Wait a minute. He was in Brokeback Mountain,” referring to the 2005 Oscar-winning, Ang Lee-directed romantic drama starring Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger as cowboys in love.

“I understand what humor is about,” Wright told Greg Hernandez of GregInHollywood.com. “But I think at this point, where we are with the civil rights of LGBT people, I don't think any type of gay joke ever getting a laugh is appropriate.”


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