On the heels of the Jason Collins announcement, Kevin Jackson, Executive Director of the Black Sphere announced today that he is NOT gay.
Not since Jerry Seinfeld has a public figure officially announced that they are NOT gay, so this is BIG NEWS.
When asked why he chose today to make the announcement, Kevin said “Well it’s time. Since I have 4 sons, people were beginning to suspect anyway. Further I have been spotted holding hands with a woman. Who knows how revelations like this will impact a person? But it can’t be any worse than being a relatively unknown basketball player whose career was waning. If Jason Collins can come out gay, I think the timing was good to come out NOT gay. Will Ellen call me? Probably not. Will Barack call? Doubtful. But I’m prepared to deal with the disappointment. I can see the road ahead as difficult. I will never have a show on the Liftetime channel; and let’s face it, my fashion sense will suffer.”
Herman Cain is rumored to have called Jackson, saying “That Kevin is courageous. I should have put him on my ticket as VP!”
Other notable Conservatives are rumored to have spoken out about Jackson as well, like this rumored comment by RNC Chairman Reince Preibus: “Well I believe Kevin came out as black a few years ago, and I thought that at the time, that was the most courageous thing I had ever seen. But this…it’s even more courageous. It just goes to show you that the Conservative movement is about courage.”
Being black ain’t easy. Being a black Conservative…well that’s a recipe for disaster. But not for the courageous Kevin Jackson.
Let’s hope Jackson’s announcement will encourage other public figures to “come out of the closet.”
Kevin Jackson is a humorist and a highly sought after national speaker on race and class. He has a syndicated radio show and is a best-selling author – “Sexy Brilliance…And Other Political Lies” and “The Big Black Lie.” AND HE’s NOT GAY