Wayne Brady Says His ‘DM’s Are Popping’ Since Coming Out As Pansexual: ‘I’ve Never Gotten Eggplants In My Inbox’

Wayne Brady Says His ‘DM’s Are Popping’ Since Coming Out As Pansexual: ‘I’ve Never Gotten Eggplants In My Inbox’

Wayne Brady’s fans are shooting their shot at the actor.

At the 2024 Annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday (March 14), which Wayne Brady hosted, he revealed his “DM’s are popping” after he came out as pansexual last year.

“I’ve never gotten eggplants in my inbox. It’s shocking. Much respect to women, I’m sorry. I know how you feel when a random guy just goes, ‘Hey, I like you so much, Ima show you my junk.’ Like, no, bro, that isn’t necessarily the calling card that I want. But I’m flattered. Thank you.”

Wayne Brady also mentioned he’s single despite getting “attention from everybody.”

The 51-year-old Let’s Make a Deal host also shared that he was excited about the opportunity to host the GLAAD Media Awards — which celebrates LGBTQ+ stars and allies in the entertainment industry — because he wanted to “inspire change.”

“I’m so free because even educating others about what it means to be a pansexual; I had to educate myself about what it means to be a pansexual. What’s that journey? You ask yourself, ‘Wait, am I gay? Am I bi? Am I this? Am I attracted to her? To him? This is weird. Is that right?’ The answer is all of the above. I am free to love any d*mn body that I want to. And with that knowledge and that freedom, I feel like an adult now.”

Last year, Brady, who once hosted his talk show, The Wayne Brady Show, admitted he was pansexual, meaning he can have sexual, romantic, or emotional attractions to someone regardless of their gender identity. In an interview with People Magazine, the comedian said for him, “Pan means being able to be attracted to anyone who identifies as gay, straight, bi, transsexual or non-binary.”

Also, during the interview, Brady admitted that he had been attracted to men but pushed those feelings aside because of how he was raised and the fear of how others would perceive his sexuality.

“I’ve always had a wonderful community of friends who are in the LGBTQ+ community, people that I’ve grown up with in shows, gays and lesbians, and, later in life, my trans relatives and my niece. I’ve always had that community, but I’ve always felt like a sham because I wasn’t being forthcoming with myself.”

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Authored by: B Gregory