Exasperated at the endless queries about his sexuality, Channel O VJ, Denrele Edun has fired back in frustration.
The talented Redcarpet host has come under a barrage of attack from fans on his twitter page.
One fan with the twitter handle @AuntyCynthia: asked, ‘@DENRELE_EDUN derenle are you really Gay?’
His curt reply, *Being gay is a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it!*
The showbiz man’s sexual orientation has for long being called into question following his eccentric lifestyle of adopting female costumes.
In a recent interview, he revealed “Over time, they have labelled me as a homosexual, heterosexual, bi-sexual, I have been called all sorts of names. When people see that you are successful in the entertainment industry, they try to peddle some negative stories about you. Maybe they call me names because of the way I dress. When I started out and people began calling me such names, I found it very disturbing, annoying, and demeaning but I laugh about it now. When I am asked about my sexuality, I just tell them that I am a sexual outlaw. I don’t think my sexuality should be an issue because I am doing my work very well.”
Asked pointedly if he is gay, Denrele responded honestly, “All I can say to that is that I am a sexual outlaw.”
“I am single. I am not going to deny the fact that I am human and I have feelings. I would not say that I have been celibate or lonely because that would be a lie. I am not celibate; however, I am quite principled when it comes to relationships. God has blessed me and still blessing me, so I would not misuse the privilege of my job to use and dump all the ladies that constantly come my way. Some ladies think that being with me would place them at a certain level and because of that, they throw themselves at me but I do not misuse the privilege I have.
“That does not mean that I am a saint. I am not a saint. There is somebody in the picture but we are not so sure of our status right now. We have been tossing it back and forth for a while. We are still deliberating. The person is fully committed but I am not really ready. I feel like I have frustrated her to a large extent and she has tolerated me for a very long time. We have been friends for a while. I am a very inconsistent person; she could call or send a message and I will not reply until after five days. I will not use my job as an excuse because it would be a wrong thing to do.”