Wanda Sykes comes out of the closet

November 17th, 2008 // 92 Comments

Comedian Wanda Sykes came out of the closet yesterday at a rally protesting Proposition 8 which banned gay marriage in California. The AP reports:

“You know, I don’t really talk about my sexual orientation. I didn’t feel like I had to. I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life,” Sykes told a crowd at a gay rights rally in Las Vegas on Saturday.
“Everybody that knows me personally they know I’m gay. But that’s the way people should be able to live their lives,” she said.
Sykes, who is known for her feisty and blunt style, said the passage of California’s Proposition 8 made her feel like she was “attacked.”
“Now, I gotta get in their face,” she said. “I’m proud to be a woman. I’m proud to be a black woman, and I’m proud to be gay.”

Wanda also added “Plus, you know, it was getting all kinds of crowded in there and Tom Cruise wouldn’t stop asking me if I was an alien or something. So finally I say ‘Look, I am not an alien – but that Spencer Pratt kid behind you is.’ Then made a bee-line for the door. Sheeit, he called me an alien! I mean, uh, boo! Prop 8: Oppression.”

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  1. Farnk Rizzo

    First

  2. Elliot_Spitz_On_Her

    She looks like John Legend with tits.

  3. Single Men Everywhere

    (insert apathy here)

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  5. I didn’t know she was gay. She’s funnier than shit though..
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that….being funny, that is..

  6. Brian

    Anything to help her career right?

  7. Nexera

    Yikers. Prop 8 does not equal oppression, it equals a democratic vote! Those Hollywood types are definitely whiney! Majority rules.

  8. …. uh …. DUH!

  9. D. Richards (Unemployed.)

    Makes sense: Women like men, and lesbian women enjoy a butch black woman who looks like a man.

  10. Jerry Owen

    Didn’t she recently get divorced (to a man) or something? I think that would qualify as “living your life in the closet.”

  11. Jim

    On behalf of all men: whew.

  12. sfnbs

    Please somebody tell me she’s going back into the closet.

  13. Celine Motherfucking Dion

    Feisty Dike! On a bike!

  14. She should go back in the closet and take that hair with her.

  15. FACE

    Damn! I banged in LA back in 1993. Maye shewas straight then.

  16. heteros

    Dang…and ugly black woman with a castrating personality…and it turns out she’s a lesbian. What a loss.

  17. Canadian Girl

    I”m Canadian, I live 20 min from the US Border, accross from a major US city..
    Here, GAY marriages are legal, not only that, but they are performed by the CHURH! It amazes me how on one hand, the USA is the most industrialized, richest and progressive country in the world, but at the same time it is the most backwards country! To think, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR BELIEFS, that Gay marriages are no legal, is absurd. I also can’t believe that in many states Abortion is illegal (here is is Legal). I Love the US, I lived there for many years, but come on, get with the times already!! Also, this whole – electing a FEMALE president, is crazy – there are dozens of FEMALE prime ministers/presidents in the world, past and present – it is NOT A BIG DEAL…. I just dont get it sometimes how things are in the USA.

  18. Jennyjenjen

    TCLTC!

  19. hmm

    Nov 11 2008Jennifer Aniston calls Angelina Jolie ‘uncool’ (GASP!)

    26. Jimbo – November 11, 2008 9:54 PM

    I’m out. It was a slendid moment I will not soon forget. I with myself, Barry White in the background, a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon with the scent of fresh roses in the foreground. My sperm delicately danced into a soft and absorbent 2-ply facial tissue. I was gentle and it was my one moment in time.

    XOXO,
    Randal

    27. Randal – November 11, 2008 9:54 PM

    I’m out. It was a slendid moment I will not soon forget. I with myself, Barry White in the background, a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon with the scent of fresh roses in the foreground. My sperm delicately danced into a soft and absorbent 2-ply facial tissue. I was gentle and it was my one moment in time.

    XOXO,
    Randal

  20. Fernanado Narcos

    #7-Denying millions of people equal rights isn’t oppression?

    Idiot.

  21. Twisted Sister

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    I Would Have ………….4:19 Kristine Sa
    Hairy Toes ……………..4:37 Goldfrapp
    Smelly armpits ………1:20 Diva Eve
    Beer Belly ……………..2:45 Imperial Leisure
    Thanks, But No ……..2:45 The Virginia Sisters

  22. Holyfuck

    Look, I voted against Prop 8. I believe in equal rights. But like #7 says, it’s a democratic vote and majority rules. The people have spoken. Better luck next time.

  23. blp

    @17. I’d hate to live in Canada, it’s even more liberal than here (Britain, which is a crime ridden do what u like shithole). I’d like to live in one of those United States where gay marriage and abortion is illegal. In fact I wish some of the residents would move here, they wouldn’t tolerate our crappy government and might change it. Number 1 on the agenda is send all the immigrants home.

  24. Why is it . . .

    . . . that somebody must incessantly point out the Jimbo/Randal posts. Couldn’t a troll just have made a mistake? We aren’t infallible you know, although in comparison with the “legitimate” posters we do seem like gods.

  25. CaptainMorgan

    @7 I don’t think 51% of the vote is a “majority rules” situation or should strip those people of their rights. Everyone should have the right to be happy and live their lives without oppression. However, the guy that wants to marry the sheep, well, that’s another matter entirely. Something like this should have a higher % of the voters to “win” – How about 75%?? Then you would have a clear message from the voters on an issue.

  26. meee

    dude i called this like, 7 years ago when i saw her do stand up on comedy central. i don’t understand how people CAN’T tell when someone is gay (in general).

  27. No, I think Jimbo was just making fun of Randal and forgot to change his name til the last second. I thought it was pretty funny.

  28. Who didnt know that? whos next Richard Simmons?

  29. Little Big Foot Up Your Ass

    #23 – We know Britian is screwed up, that’s why we left. But, for your ignorance, you are sentenced to 6 months in Amsterdam where you’ll be living on the Damrak and will have to clean the toilets of the BullDog (the one in the Leidsplein). So start swimming.

    BTW – I’m confused… Just how many United States are there?

  30. duh

    “majority rules” applies to an absolute democracy. America is a republic. Remember this? “I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands…” The federal and state governments have 3 branches, executive, judicial, and legislative. The laws and their enforcement are a product of all 3. So, for example, the California Supreme Court might overturn Prop 8. Conservatives will moan about overstepping of boundaries, but the government is designed to have this type of internal competition to make it difficult, not easy, to alter the law (or constitution). Remember “checks and balances”? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

    Our elementary schools really suck these days.

  31. doggy lover

    #25 – if they want to marry sheep, they have to immigrate to Florida. We have no laws banning humans and animals having sex. But, we do have laws against gays getting married. Go figure….

  32. effyeray

    Quit crying. The votes have been counted so shut the fuck up. Every deviant sector of society cannot have their deviance made into law, period.

  33. Sid

    Like #30 says, there’s no reason to treat a voter referendum as the final say. Citizens are free to petition the governor and the state legislature to find ways to circumvent it, and of course the state Supreme Court can overturn it if it finds a basis to do so. It’s called America. Conservatives say they love it more than anyone else, but they always get furious when citizens exercise their rights. Conservative Christians, in particular, seem like they’d be happier in an Islamic country that simply substitutes “Jesus” for “A l l a h”.

  34. sameshitdifferentyear

    That
    “Never Let A Women Make You Insecure”
    fucking psychobitch is the creepiest fucking face-and-eyes I have seen in the past 5 years.

    Maximum security prisoners and death-row inmates would be creeped out by that fucking bitch.

    Wanda Fucking Who?
    Oh yeah. Larry David’s next door neighbor.

  35. Deacon Jones

    Black opinionated lesbian women = my mortal enemy

  36. Kambrea

    we all knew you are gay

    you weren’t hiding anything

  37. Kambrea

    we all knew you are gay

    you weren’t hiding anything

  38. Deuce Bigalow

    What a huge loss to the millions of men who have Wanda Sykes pin-ups on thier walls. Great, now we have to find a new dreamy pin-up girl. And the search begins….

  39. Huh. Never even gave it a moment’s thought. Androgyny FTW.

  40. Well this isn’t a great suprise to be honest. I mean, who didn’t see this coming?

  41. SATAN

    she’s so annoying and unfunny, yet somehow people in hollywood seem to like her. she feels like she can say stupid unfunny things and nobody will tell her how bad she sucks cuz she’s black. well, at least she’s dyke, cuz if she was straight and in the same room as my penis, i’d stick it in a blender.

  42. SATAN

    if this chick was in the same room as my dick, i’d put it in a blender

  43. WTF

    Next: Queen Latifah

  44. mike

    FYI, it is not illegal in ANY state to have an abortion. The Supreme Court pretty much took care of that issue. Dumbasses.

  45. Sport

    “I couldn’t get a man, so WTF right, I started mowing lawns.”

    (And *great* call #43! Awesome.)

  46. Deacon Jones

    @43

    Hahaha. Right on. And I’m sure we’ll hear the same “I’m proud” theme and all the other bullshit. Then she’ll go home and eat a gallon of Breyers while she sobs uncontrollably.

  47. Amy

    “Yikers. Prop 8 does not equal oppression, it equals a democratic vote! Those Hollywood types are definitely whiney! Majority rules.”

    Yeah, it’s oppression by democracy – just over half of voters were lovely enough to vote to deny other people their rights, even though IT HAS NO EFFECT ON THEIR OWN LIFE WHATSOEVER. Americans are a charming bunch.

  48. #43 right on the money!

  49. jay

    Big Fuckin Whoop! She’s a first, who woulda thunk?

  50. Mercy

    You go gal…. live your life

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