Sometimes, interviewers say some pretty anti-gay, anti-trans things to or about celebrities. Even nowadays, in 2022! It's Pride Month, so it's important to acknowledge how much work some people have to do and how much more progress needs to be made!
Here are 16 times celebs spoke up against homophobic or transphobic comments from interviewers:
1.When Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik went back at an interviewer who insinuated negative things about male One Direction fans:
2.When Barbara Walters pressed Ricky Martin to come out in 2000. Ricky insisted that sexuality was a private matter and she kept pushing, saying, "Well, you could stop these rumors."
Last year, Ricky called out how invasive and inappropriate Barbara was, saying he felt trapped, afraid, and violated.
10.When Melissa Etheridge checked Elisabeth Hasselbeck (a notorious "marriage is between a man and a woman" person) on The View after gay marriage was denied in California at the time:
11.When Lady Gagashut down Anderson Cooper's anti-trans question about her being a "hermaphrodite":
12.When Janet Mock penned this essay after Breakfast Club interviewers Charlamagne tha God and DJ Envy talked with guest Lil Duval, who said he'd "kill" a trans woman if he found out she was trans after sleeping with her. Then, they held up Janet's book and talked and laughed about her look:
13.When German singer, Till Lindemann, went back at this interviewer who was being anti-trans in 2015:
14.When Paul McCartney responded to this interviewer who acted like there was no "alternative" to liking girls, SMH:
15.When Barbara Waltersstood up to Bill O'Reilly after he questioned why "this gay guy" Adam Lambert made it on her Most Fascinating People list in 2009. He also said Lambert performs "that way because he's gay":
16.And lastly, when Fall Out Boy shut down this rude, homophobic interviewer: