Should Allstate be recruiting race fans from Gaytona.com for their next "I lust after Kasey Kahne" commercial?
A foreign sports magazine is reporting as fact a rumor that plagues NASCAR pretty boy Kasey Kahne: he is gay.
Whether Kasey is gay or not, the SportsPro article itself is so absurd that many, including myself, question its authenticity but have no real reason--other than its absurdity and the lowercase Nascar grammatical offense--to doubt it. "It" being the article's authenticity, not the article's claims.
The August issue of SportsPro, a U.K.-based "sports money magazine," claims a seismic shift has occurred in NASCAR in the past few months since it has become common knowledge that Kasey is gay.
Hold up. Since when is it common knowledge that Kasey is gay? I did not feel this seismic shift. Did you? And who generally acknowledges Kasey as gay? 'Round my way, the "generally acknowledged gay driver" isn't Kasey.
The article goes on to say that Budweiser "is currently showing no sign of panic, although it could face the dual problem of being damned by Nascar fans or being damned by the world outside of Nascar."
Huh? Maybe Budweiser isn't panicking because Kasey isn't gay. Or if he is, it's not common knowledge. Or at least it wasn't.
Don't get me wrong ... I'm not saying he is, I'm just not saying he isn't. My gaydar isn't nearly as good as Perez Hilton's. There is plenty of evidence to the contrary--if you consider dating women evidence of non-gayness. But to only consider that would be naïve. Being gay and dating women are not necessarily mutually exclusive events. See also: How Stella Got Her Groove Back ... from a gay guy.
SportsPro calls it a horror for his sponsor.
I call it a devastating blow to a nation of female fans, if true, and a nightmare for my inbox either way. Only time will tell if the the female segment of NASCAR Nation will require a moment of silence for the loss of another object d'lust to his own kind. Non-NASCAR see also: Wentworth Miller ... Sigh.