Will Young told to go back in closet

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com March 08 2003 12:00 AM ET

Ananova.com reports that openly gay British pop idol Will Young, whose first single broke first-week sales records on the British music charts, was told not to discuss his homosexulity if he wanted to have a career in the United States. Young told the British newspaper The Sun, "I've been offered a major deal, but I'm in a dilemma. They want me to keep quiet about my private life, and, worse, they've told me to get my teeth straightened. I thought they were joking, but that is the bottom line." Young says he is considering turning down the deal.