"I purposefully would not put my son in dance class because dance class might make your kid gay," said internet personality Perez Hilton during his March 27 podcast.
The shocked co-host, Chris Booker, gave Hilton the opportunity to walk back the comments or say he was joking, but Hilton was persistent: "I think dance class can make your kid gay."
Dance class may make your son gay! This and much more on my latest podcast! Listen to The Perez Hilton Podcast with… https://t.co/EaFTJ6r84Y— Perez (@Perez)1522425604.0
It was a bizarre, stereotype-laden assertion, not particularly grounded in anything aside from Hilton's observation that a lot of professional male dancers happen to be gay.