“When I said that I make out with dudes, there was a slight sense of sexual rebellion in that. I probably even made it a bigger deal than it was.”
Oh, you make out with dudes. How alternative and progressive. You are soooo coool.
He readily cops to having appropriated queer culture, just as early white rock and roll artists ripped off black music and went mainstream. “If I was gay,” he says, “and I saw people playing with it, being ambiguous, I don’t really know how I would feel. I look back at Elvis and I’m like, Was Elvis a dick?”
Pete needs to get over himself. He’s not some cultural icon for acceptance. Sticking his tongue down a guy’s throat isn’t going to change the world. It’ll only make people question his marriage to Ashlee Simpson. Does she have a penis or what?