Chris Martin Admits He Was 'Very Homophobic' While Discovering Sexuality
By Hayden Brooks
December 3, 2019
Coldplay's Chris Martin has come clean about his homophobic past in a new interview.
On Tuesday (December 3), Rolling Stone published the video discussion with the pop crooner, 42, who has been a vocal LGBTQ alley for years, where it sees him admit that he was "very homophobic" as a boy growing up in England. "When I went to boarding school I walked a bit funny and I bounced a bit and I was also very homophobic because I was like, 'If I'm gay, I'm completely f**ked for eternity' and I was a kid discovering sexuality," he told magazine founder and editorial director Jann S. Wenner. "'Maybe I'm gay, maybe I'm this, maybe I’m that, I can't be this.'"
Martin went on to reveal that he had some rather straight forward interactions with classmates, who told him that he was "definitely gay." "I was terrified and then I walked a bit funny and I was in a boarding school with a bunch of quite hardcore kids who were also gone for their thing and, for a few years, they would very much say, ‘You're definitely gay,' in quite a full-on manner, quite aggressively telling me that and it was weird for me for a few years," he recalled.
Later in the interview, the singer said that he stopped worrying about his sexuality at the age of 15. "I don't know what happened, I was like, 'Yeah, so what?' and then it all just stopped overnight," he recounted, adding that he was eased after realizing that a lot of his heroes were gay. "It was very interesting. Once I was like, 'Yeah, so what if I’m gay.'"
"[It] made me question, 'Hey, maybe some of this stuff that I’m learning about God and everything — I'm not sure if I subscribe to all of this particular religion,'" he continued. "So for a few years, that was a bit wobbly and then eventually I just was like, ‘OK, I think I have my own relationship with what I think God is and it’s not really any one religion for me.'"
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