Has-been singers/actors Tyrese Gibson, Ginuwine and Tank—better known for their physiques and current domestic violence problems than any chart-topping—will introduce sweeping new rules during the upcoming "Shirts Off" tour. "We're putting a ban on all dudes from coming to the show," Tyrese reportedly said.
The announcement comes after a previously reported incident, where Gibson "threw his shirt into the audience and a gay fan caught it. [He] then stopped the concert and said 'Naw, dawg, that was for the ladies.' " That incident has spurred some type of obsession; by banning the men, Tyrese and his crew apparently hope to restrict any lustful glances from gay male fans.
The "no boys allowed" rule is a curious career trajectory from the likes of Tyrese and Ginuwine—the former shot to fame as a Guess model and shirtless music video personality, the latter was popularized by photo-shoots that documented his abs and tight Gianni Versace boxer briefs "These aren’t country bumpkins who have never been around a gay person in their lives," notes pop culture blogger LT Diniwiddie. "They’re industry boys. They are surrounded by more gay people then any non industry person could ever be."
Or just a possible case, as Shakespeare said, of the lady protesting too much.
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