As normal, run-of-the-mill humans who are not the living embodiment of effortless cool like Billy Dee Williams we can only imagine the pressure of having to watch every single word that comes out of our mouths, or is immortalized in print for all eternity. That’s a pressure that Billy Dee has to manage as here he clarifies comments he made in a recent Esquire interview regarding gender fluidity.
‘Well, first of all, I asked last night. I said, “What the hell is gender-fluid?” That’s a whole new term. ‘But what I was talking about was about men getting in touch with their softer side of themselves.’
‘There’s a phrase that was coined by Carl G. Jung, who was a psychiatrist, who was a contemporary of Sigmund Freud, and they had a splitting of the ways because they had different ideas about the… what do you call it? Consciousness. Unconscious. It’s a collective consciousness.’
‘I was talking about men getting in touch with the female side of themselves, I wasn’t talking about sex, I wasn’t talking about gay or straight. I’m not gay — by any stretch of the imagination. Not that I have anything against gay people. But personally? Not gay.’