Published Mar 23, 2010Earlier this month, former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash put his foot in his mouth when discussing his alleged Michael Jackson collaboration on the track "Black or White." Quoted as saying, "That's gay, I would never play that," the top-hatted chain smoker went on to do damage control by insisting he meant "happy" with his unfortunate word choice. Apparently, that wasn't enough, however, as he is now assuring fans that he supports gay marriage.
Speaking with The Quietus, Slash took a long time to explain why he supports gay marriage and opposes California's controversial Proposition 8 bill. "Now, I've been in Los Angeles for a lot of years and with West Hollywood being very close - and having lived in West Hollywood - I have a lot of gay friends; my wife especially has a lot of gay friends and when that was all going on we just felt that we should be supportive," he explains. "At this point it's ridiculous that two people, regardless of their sex, can't get married. It just seems stupid."
Continuing on the topic, Slash explains that he still won't be rallying too hard, saying, "I'm not a politician though, and I don't like to go out in a limb and become a 'big advocate' kind of a guy; it's just not really my style."
In fact, he doesn't even really believe in the institution of marriage to begin with, saying, "My wife might fucking shoot me for saying the wrong thing here! Personally - and this isn't the bigger picture, this is just for me personally - I never really believed in the institution of marriage as being necessary... But being told that you can't? I don't think that's right."
So there you have it, folks: Slash has gay friends and supports gay marriage. In other words, he may not be homophobic, but he still uses slang reserved for white trash junior high kids.