Jamie Foxx has come out in support of homeless gay youth. The actor joined Elton John for a gripping public service announcement video that shows the struggles of gay youth who become homeless after being kicked out by their families. The PSA about homeless gay teenagers was created by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
“In most parts of the country, life is still enormously difficult for kids who are even perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered,” said Foxx in the shocking video. The story shows a gay teenager whose parents kick him out of their home when he comes out. As a now homeless youth, he is raped, gets involved with drugs and prostitution, and is shown contemplating suicide.
In 2010, Jamie Foxx and Howard Stern got into an on-air war after the America’s Got Talent judge claimed he had evidence that the Foxx is gay. “My guess is we’re probably not on the same team,” said Stern. “I think he’s playing for a way different team. I don’t know what team he’s on, but it ain’t my team.”
An angry Foxx responded on his radio show by denying the rumors and slamming Stern. “I’m not gay. A lot of people say that I’m gay and that doesn’t bother me,” he said. “I could eat a pizza in a male shower and not feel anything because I’m secure with myself. And I’m not gonna take that from ‘Coward’ Stern.”
The love life of Foxx made headlines again this week when it was rumored that he is dating actress Katie Holmes. The two were spotted dancing earlier this summer at a charity event in the Hamptons, but a rep for the actress said they were longtime friends and the relationship is strictly platonic.
A source told Us Weekly that the actor "tried to grab her butt and seal the deal" after a dance, but Holmes was reportedly "flattered, but not interested." However, Foxx has directly denied any speculation of a romance between them when speaking to Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell. "[The rumors] are 100 percent not true," he said. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people."