Kerry Washington Says She Was Never Offended by Lesbian Rumors


‘Scandal’ actress Kerry Washington has opened up on rumors regarding her sexuality. Although she recently got secretly married to Nnamdi Asomugha before revealing the news to the public, Kerry’s career has been surrounded by reports of her possibly being a lesbian. She says she has never been offended by those rumors, but finds them fascinating and understand why people might be interested:

“It’s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn’t share their personal life. I understand their frustration. I like how people will post pictures of me with other women that I adore, hugging on red carpets, and say, “See?” Are we so uncomfortable with love between two people of the same gender that we immediately label it as sexual? But I’ve never been bothered by the lesbian rumor. There’s nothing offensive about it, so there’s no reason to be offended.”

On being bullied in her younger years, Kerry admits that she often zoned out from other people and often didn’t notice when people tried to bully her. She does say that she has felt like an outsider in the past, especially in school, but she is glad nothing left a mark:

“I was way too much of a flaky theater kid to pay attention. I definitely had periods of feeling like an outsider, but I’ve never experienced the terror that so many young people are experiencing today. I was lucky.”