On December 15th, this video popped up on the intra-net; Caleb Railey, asking for some advice on dealing with his split from his wife of one year, brought about by his coming out.
The comments on this have varied greatly. Some people have been supportive and offered real advice to him. Others have blasted him for not realising sooner, which is shocking as however confident you feel in your own sexuality, it’s not fair to assume that other people are ready to come out even if “it’s really obvious to everyone”, that’s not for ‘everyone’ to push back onto that person.
Some people have claimed it’s fake and that he is seeking attention. Regardless of it’s validity, I think it’s important that this video exists as it brings up a predicament which IS real for so many men who get married and then down the road realise they want out the closet.
I struggled to come out at 14, even though my family are like a nudist tell-all reality series [kind of like the Kardashians and a tad Honey-Booboo] and can’t imagine what it’s like to do that years or even decades later, with a wife and kids to consider.
What Would Tyra Do? Well apart from giving him a free limited edition Tyra Banks sparkley-Vaseline tub, she’d be supportive and give her wrinkle-free head-tilt concern-face! No ?!