Bil Browning

Ian Thorpe Isn't Gay (But His Feelings Are Hurt)

Filed By Bil Browning | November 03, 2012 12:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Ian Thorpe, new autobiography

"Look, the thing that I find hurtful about it is that people are questioning kind of my integrity and what I say. That's the only part that I find hurtful. Like is that, you know, this is something that I would be embarrassed about, that I would hide or whatever else. I don't want to offend anyone that, you know, whether they're people [who] have friends that are gay or whatever else, I don't want to offend them by...getting angry about it, getting frustrated about it. The only part that I'm frustrated with is that people think that I'm lying."

-- Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Ian Thorpe in his new autobiography, "This Is Me." Thorpe has dealt with gay rumors for a long time.


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