Jesus, K-Ci, Mary, and JoJo! Days after Billy Dee Williams reportedly came out as “gender fluid,” the legendary actor says he has no idea what it means!
In a recent interview with The Undefeated, Billy Dee said, “Well, first of all, I asked last night. I said, ‘What the hell is gender fluid?’ That’s a whole new term.”
He went on to clarify what he was actually trying to say in his Esquire interview:
But what I was talking about was about men getting in touch with their softer side of themselves. There’s a phrase that was coined by Carl G. Jung, who was a psychiatrist, who was a contemporary of Sigmund Freud, and they had a splitting of the ways because they had different ideas about the … what do you call it? Consciousness. Unconscious. It’s collective unconsciousness. But he coined a phrase that’s, ‘Anima animus.’ And anima means that is the female counterpart of the male self, and the animus is the male counterpart of the female.
So, that’s what I was referring to. I was talking about men getting in touch with the female side of themselves. I wasn’t talking about sex, I wasn’t talking about being gay or straight. People should read [Jung]. I mean, it would be an interesting education for a lot of people.
No, no, no, I’m not gay — by any stretch of the imagination. Not that I have anything against gay people. But personally? Not gay.
I see now that I am going to have to take everything Uncle Billy Dee says with a grain of salt and a sip of Colt 45.
I appreciate him for clearing things up!