Jon Cryer isn’t gay, though he certainly puts out the vibe. This is what Molly Ringwald thinks, anyway.
The Pretty in Pink star caused a stir a few years ago when she suggested that Cryer’s character from the flick was gay. Although Jon previously shot down rumors about Duckie’s sexuality, the actress isn’t ready to let the topic die.
During her recent chat with Pride Source, Ringwald discussed the matter once again. When the publication pointed out that Jon Cryer didn’t think Duckie was homosexual, she decided to address the actor’s vibe.
“What did he say? Well, obviously, I think… I think Jon has always been… there’s something, and I guess now you would call it ‘metrosexual.’ You know, he kind of had the gay vibe but is not gay,” she explained.
The actress added, “It’s interesting because in the original script, the original idea was to have Duckie and Andie get together — and by the way, this is all me saying this. I don’t know or think that Jon was even aware of any of this. Like, I think he didn’t totally understand. Now, if he was here to talk about it, he would probably disagree with me.”
When Molly said back in 2012 that Duckie didn’t know he was gay, Jon Cryer decided to weigh in on the matter. Although the character was reportedly based on one of Ringwald’s friends, the Two and a Half Men disagreed with her observation.
“She actually said that if one projected beyond the movie, that Duckie would be out by now. And I respectfully disagree. I want to stand up for all the slightly effeminate dorks that are actually heterosexual,” Cryer told Zap2It.
Jon added, “Just cause the gaydar is going off, doesn’t mean your instruments aren’t faulty. I’ve had to live with that, and that’s okay.”
The actor previously stated that many Pretty in Pink fans believe Duckie is gay, though Jon Cryer insists he didn’t intentionally play the character that way. During his appearance on Lopez Tonight a few years ago, he said folks often assume that he’s homosexual as well. However, the actor said he’s offended that no one has ever tried to hit on him.
“Besides the fact that I am not actually gay… [no] gay men… have ever come on to me. If everybody thinks I’m gay, why aren’t you guys coming on to me?” he joked.
Are you a fan of Jon Cryer? Do you believe that his Pretty in Pink character is gay?