Karen Ocamb

Channing Tatum Teases on SNL

Filed By Karen Ocamb | February 06, 2012 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Channing Tatum, gay joke, Saturday Night Live, SNL, stripper joke

Actor Channing Tatum - a stripper's name if there ever was one - hosted Saturday Night Live and opened with a funny commentary his past gig as a stripper. "Ground rules for tonight are: One, no touching. I can touch you but you cannot touch me. Tips are appreciated," he joked. Then he spotted some former customers in the audience - including his best customer - a man who came in every night, and every day, too. Unabashedly friendly gay references on TV are just becoming so commonplace that Tatum can rip open his shirt for a man for fun. That's a very long way from the "Boys in the Bar" episode on Cheers when Sam punched his old friend and newly out former teammate to let his bar regulars know that the bar wouldn't turn gay.

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