By Brian Skinnell on March 27, 2014
Recently a hoax went around claiming that NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is gay. While that report has been proven to be false, this isn’t the first time Gordon’s sexual orientation has been brought into question. It’s got me asking a different question of so what?
Probably the most obvious reason is the fact that he’s married to a gorgeous supermodel, Ingrid Vandebosch, with two wonderful kids. Also, this isn’t the first woman that Gordon’s been involved with, so there’s a history of him being attracted to the opposite sex.
Why does his personal life concern you? Do you see him stalking you on Twitter, seeking out personal information on you or anything like that? I doubt it. What Jeff Gordon does in his free time is his business and his business only.
It’s a sad day in America when someone can’t be who they want to be. Isn’t the American dream all about living your life the way you want? Even if Gordon is gay, that doesn’t mean he’s any less of a person, or an American, than you or me.
Gordon has 88 career wins, an average finish of 12th, has won four championships and is a future NASCAR Hall of Famer. Despite those credentials, we’re really going to make or break his career because of his sexual orientation? Okay.
Jeff Gordon is a race car driver. I’ve been following the sport of NASCAR since I was a young boy, and I have yet to see how a driver’s sexual orientation is relevant to their ability as a driver. Sure, the traditional mindset that some fans have may view Gordon differently, but it still has nothing to do with driving a car really fast.
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