Ricky Rebel Calls Being Criticized as a Trump Supporter ‘Just as Painful’ as Coming Out as Bi
In a new interview with Independent Review Journal, bisexual glam rocker Ricky Rebel comes out as Trump supporter.
“He’s successful. He’s a billionaire. He has an incredible family that adores him,” Rebel said. “I wanted to be the gay version of Donald Trump.”
Rebel loves that when it comes to Trump, “what you see is what you get,” and during the campaign, the singer was attracted to his dedication to bringing jobs back to America.
“That resonated with me,” he said. “Working makes me happy, so I automatically assumed that giving people jobs would make other people happier, too.”
“A radical murdered 49 LGBT in cold blood at Pulse Nightclub,” he told IJR. “That could have been me, my family, and friends there. I voted for the person who wanted to heavily vet refugees. The other candidate wanted a 550 percent increase in Syrian refugees. It only takes one.”
He explained that being a Trump supporter isn’t the same as being against the LGBT community. “I love gay people. I love them so much that I want to keep radical Islamic terrorism and Sharia Law out of this country,” Rebel said.
Rebel has been silent about his support for Trump since last year’s election, but decided to come out last week when he saw Trump’s address to world leaders at the U.N.
“It moved me so much. He looked at some of those evil leaders dead in the eye and told them the truth,” he told IJR. “He didn’t even blink.”
Rebel joins handful of LGBT people who have made headlines for their support of Donald Trump.
Former Advocate editor Chadwick Moore became a Trump supporter after he was “bullied” for his interview of Milo Yiannopoulos. Since his switch, Moore has been featured on Tucker Carlson numerous times and now works for Milo.
Edie DePoorter-Dixon was photographed and interviewed by Women in the World for being trans and a Trump supporter. She’s also been featured on The Blaze, defending Trump’s ban of transgender people from the military.
Elaine Lancaster, a drag queen on from South Florida, went on CNN professing her love and support of Trump. Since that appearance and other anti-Semitic comments she’s made on social media, Lancaster has been axed from gigs and lost countless friends.
Rebel says he, too, is losing friends after coming as pro-Trump.
“With friends like that, who needs enemies right?” he says. “I don’t want to be friends with people that only are friends with me because we share exactly the same views or voted for the same candidate.”