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I Hope Daryl Hall And John Oates Are Gay

Updated on May 9, 2011

The other night on The Daily Show with John Stewart he had on Hall & Oates. As I looked at them (and thought about all the times in my life that I had listen to their music having received at least part of my “Adult Education” from them) I couldn’t help but think to myself, I hope Daryl Hall and John Oates are gay – Don’t Get Me Started!

Now for some of you, you may be picturing me with my Duran Duran hair and oversized blazer with the enormous Joan Collins shoulder pads as an impressionable teenager sitting in my room, holding the album cover and singing along with “Private Eyes” and you would be right. Did I love Hall & Oates because of their music, their hair, their fashion, well I loved them because all of it. And while some may think that there is some sort of homoerotic reason that I want Hall & Oates to be gay, I’m here to tell you that this is not the case. I don’t want to picture them making the “monkey love” at all. It just seems to me that both of them seem really nice and since they have been together as a group for all these many years there’s a fantasy I have about gay couples that includes them being committed to one another for years and years and just living their lives loving one another. Maybe it’s because I myself reached the twenty year mark this year in my own relationship. I don’t know but wouldn’t it be nice to think of them together all these years, making music together, loving one another? No big flashy coming out like Lance Bass or some of the others that are shoved out of the closet these days by hysterical gays on the Internet but just a nice couple of guys who happen to be a couple and in love.

There’s a large part of me that thinks if there were some “normal” or what I tend to call, “garden variety gay” couples who were like, “Yeah, we’re gay…and???” That perhaps things like being accepted and being able to marry might come easier to us.

There are other male couples outside of the music industry (get your minds off Wham! As we all know that Andrew what’s-his-face is not gay and George Michael plays three shows a day on his knees in apparently any public restroom) no, I’m thinking more wholesome (like Hall & Oates) like say, Bert and Ernie? Wouldn’t it be great if Bert and Ernie finally admitted that they shared more than an apartment and a rubber duckie? I remember when Sesame Street first came on. My mother got a call from the neighbor, “Lois, turn on PBS. You are not going to believe this. There is a show where there are colored people and white people living on the same street! You watch it but I’m not letting my kids look at programs like this and you shouldn’t either.” My mother didn’t see what the big deal was about the blacks and whites living on the same street, she was more worried about the fact that I wanted to wear a cape everywhere, the bottom part of one of those plastic things toys used to come in from gum ball machines as a monocle, counting everything and then very loudly proclaiming, “Ha, ha, ha!” (This would be the closest I would ever come to being interested in or being good at math.) My point is that no one gives the fact that blacks, whites, birds and monsters are all living on the same street anymore. In fact it did us as a society good and made us more accepting. So me thinks that along with breaking ground like letting Buffy Saint Marie breast feed on the Street de Sesame that perhaps a gay couple might be a good idea too.

Now before all of the people who write about “indoctrinating” children in the gay culture start sending me additional hate mail, let me assure you that first of all I don’t care what you have to say and second of all, I don’t want to indoctrinate anyone (in fact, I’d like to give a few gays back – if you know what I mean). I just don’t want anyone to be afraid of us gays and truth be told we have more to be afraid of you than you do of us.

Maybe that’s the whole crux of this issue, fear. Maybe everyone’s just afraid of the unknown. Remember how afraid you were the first day of school? The first day of high school? The first day of your job? The first time you “you-know-what?” Maybe we just need someone to take the straightees by the hand and let them know there’s nothing to fear but fear itself as JFK once said. Or maybe we just need some established pairing of two men to simply state they’re gay and it’s okay. Ernie? Bert? I’ll bet even though they’re puppets that they have the same thought as me. I hope Daryl Hall and John Oates are gay – Don’t Get Me Started!



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      sgs 5 years ago

      I assume yes or they were just playing this (as lookin gay) to be controversial. I have the "ONE ON ONE" 45 single. Daryl Hall and John Oates are sitting on some 50's/60's plush couch very closely together. Oates has his arm behind Hall's back. Actually, it looks like John Oates is reaching with his hand for Daryl Hall's ass. I'm sure they did this 'ON PURPOSE' for publicity!

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      andrewA 5 years ago

      hahahahahaha. i dont believe that today, in 2012, some kind of judgement could exist. im not gay because i like the other sex more then mine. but is my option and my brain acts that way. just this. i whant to see love and charity everywhere, no mater the sex, religion or color.

      the son of GOD who prejudge the other will not see the glory. because God needs people whith a good heart and this is not a behavior of a good hearted guy or girl.


      love everybody.

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      Ron Titus 5 years ago from Innisfil, Ontario Canada

      I have no problem with and pass no judgement on the lesbian, gay or transsexual community. My problem is with the so called men of god who pretend to be pious yet prey on the children of their congregation.

      Being atheist, I myself do not believe there is a hell, but on the off chance that I am totally wrong and that there is.... I hope you burn in it!!!

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      havendalegirl 5 years ago

      i can't believe people still act so cruel and ignorant

      about gays and lesbians. kids now a days are so open about their sexual preference, in my day you couldn't be.

      I guess its some improovement, right?

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      somelikeitscott 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      havendalegirl - forgive the morons for after all, they're morons! ;)

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      havendalegirl 5 years ago

      don, people like you are evil and dangerous. keep your bible thumpin , snake charmin , holier than though oppinions to yourself, we arent possesed and if we wasn't meant to be what we are it wouldn't be

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      Joe 5 years ago

      Pat sounds like somebody I'd vote for haha

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      Patrick 6 years ago

      I had to come to grips that the whole gay lifestyle is something I cant change and neither can anyone else, it's not going away.....ever!. I'm a diehard republican and although I am not in agreement with the gay lifestyle, I will accept it and welcome it. As an aspiring politician, I need them to be productive Citizens, capable of raising good kids in a loving home, and propelling this Republic back towards greatness. What I dont need, is some back woods redneck telling me it's a sin, dont insult my intelligence, I know what my bible says, but as I stated earlier they are not going away so embrace them as sons, daughters...etc. because what if your own kids realize they are gay? I'll love mine as I love them now.....with all my heart and soul.

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      somelikeitscott 6 years ago from Las Vegas

      onetwothree - I had to count to ten before responding to your comments, then I had to count to ten about seven more times. You just don't get the premise of this blog entry (it's not a letter as a letter implies that it's written to someone and mailed to them) and it's okay that it's beyond your mental grasp. I know that Hall and Oates aren't gay, you've missed the point entirely and by the way, "slander and defamation...of character" how stating someone is or could be gay becomes slander or defamation is only in the eyes of someone who believes (unjustly) that there's something negative or wrong about homosexuality. As a card carrying homosexual for the past 46 years of my life I can tell you that being or being called, "gay" is a compliment. But you probably don't get that either.

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      ONETWOTHREE 6 years ago

      I believe Scott's letter is really out of line and borders on slander and defamation of Hall and Oates' character. They are not gay. That is fact. To suggest publicly that they are is sinful and wrong. I am not bashing you because you are gay Scott. That is fine. Please be kinder in what you say about those of us who are not.

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      ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

      Im the lucky one but I do the same thing with my son too. That boy doesn't eat. Lol

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      somelikeitscott 7 years ago from Las Vegas

      Oh Ladyjane1,

      You're a good mother. Your job is to worry about us, give us advice that we don't take and then convince us we made the right choice when we come crying to you that everything turned out exactly as you told us it would.

      I'm forty-five and my mother asked me what food I had in the house and what I was going to have for dinner last night. After an eye roll and a sigh I said, "Mother I'm not discussing this with you! Good bye." After I hung up the phone I realized I had nothing in the house to make for dinner! Do you mothers always have to be right?!?

      I suspect your son is very lucky to have you! :)

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      ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

      My son is gay also and he gets called evil all the time, fact is he is the nicest guy with a heart of gold and he is my boo boo and I love him no matter what. He just turned 28 and I worry about him all the time, right now he is in South Dakota living in a very backward town for his contracting job and has been chased out of a coffee house and called all kinds of names.

      You have a good hub here and you are a good advocacy for gays and lesbians, yea my sister has a daughter that has one of those too their everywhere their everywhere, everyone needs to run for cover those brainless, whitetrash, scaredy cats they call men. Dont get me started lol.

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      somelikeitscott 7 years ago from Las Vegas

      Don, I don't think you feel evil just around gay people, I think you're evil around anyone and everyone. I suggest you have a long talk with a therapist about your issues. As for me, although I've always teased everyone I know that I intend to get to hell first so that my friends have to deal with color scheme for all of eternity I firmly believe that people who think like you are the real devils who are creating a hell here on earth for the rest of us who are more concerned with judging people for their human kindness and contributing to society as opposed to those of you who sit on your high horses doing nothing but spewing hate and ignorance. And please don't feel sorry for me, feel sorry for yourself as much as I do you poor stupid son of a bitch.

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      Don 7 years ago

      I agree and think you are totally sick and dont even know it do you?I have always felt evil around Gay people and know they are possesed..You need to try and find God and be saved..I dont hate you I feel sorry for you .but I do hate the evil thats in the gay people that takes them over to that Perversion they call Love..It an abomination from God period end of story and by the way Hall and Oats are NOT just want to pull all people down into your perversion..thats the demons in you that posses your whole life to do this need to confess to God and set your soul free..PEASE DONT BURN IN HELL OVER A LITTLE LUST

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      roger 7 years ago

      ithink your comments are the thoughts of a sick mind, you need to get to know God.

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      Tristan L. Sullivan 8 years ago

      Great article, I loved it.

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      MotherHubber 8 years ago from Southern California

      I don't know why people keep insisting that George Michael is gay. Perhaps he just has a pea-sized bladder and poor timing. ;)

      Luv ya, Scott!

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      earnestshub 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Great hub somelikeitscott.

      I like the idea. They have spent so much time together it would be nice to think of them as having more to their relationship. Not easy being them. Fame, money accolades cost the soul of many a musician, so it would be a great to imagine they had the support and respect for each other that love can provide as well.

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      Miguel Rodriguez 8 years ago

      Hall and Oates as a gay interracial couple, now that would be cool. The tall Nordic guy and the short Mexican!

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Hi SLIS, Congrats to you and your partner on 20 years. That's way cool.

      I like your premise. Hall & Oates could go a long way toward mainstreaming gay acceptance. Starsky & Hutch would be another duo I'd like to see come out.

      Good luck with this! MM