â€œCLEVELAND — Indians minor leaguer Kazuhito Tadano is asking for forgiveness for what he called a one-time mistake — his appearance in a gay porn video in which he engaged in a homosexual act.â€
If a football player in England came out with such a confession, I dread to think what kind of heckling (at the very least) he would have to endure week in and week out.
For Kazuhito Tadano’s sake, I hope baseball’s minor league fans are a little less malicious.
Somehow I doubt it.
Is America ready for gay/bi baseball stars? Or have they already got some?
He actually wanted to play in Japan, but no team was prepared to take him on. The excuse was he was injured. Yeah right!
It’s frowned upon then?
I think so. Although I’d say it’s more sort of ignored than frowned upon. Does that make sense?
I’ve found that one Japanese way of dealing with something potentially troublesome (or embarrassing) is by simply ignoring it. Or just pretending it doesn’t exist.
I got the impression of that when I heard about the homeless problem in Japan – they’re just kind of forgotten about, and looked through. It’s funny, really, if that’s their attitude to gay people, what with the popularity with women of manga/anime/movies about gay men (well, from what I’ve heard they like these kinds of things?!? My knowledge of Japan *is* filtered through the telly after all!).
Yeah, I don’t get it. Especially when a lot of entertainers and TV celebrities are unquestionably gay.
But there are a lot of things I don’t understand here, and if I spent all my time trying to work them out I would have been institutionalized a long long time ago!
I have the video. Tadano is actually pretty hot. He could have two careers.