When Chet Cannon takes pictures like above its easy to see why people have him squarely on their gaydar, but is this all really a stunt?
Seeing the initial Real World Brooklyn cast photos back in August I thought for sure this gentleman with a purple pink scarf was “THE” gay cast member of the season.
The way Chet dresses and presents himself on the show gives one pause to if he is gay or not, which is entirely his business to disclose, but he emphatically declares he is straight as an arrow.
Then reading his answer to a question by Entertainment Weekly I thought was poignant to what may explain all of this.
He states , “I’m the Chet of Real World 21 because I’m kind of reinventing a new typecast”
This statement strikes me at the core of what Chet may be purposely doing.
Working with many Real World cast members over the years I have insight to them preplanning an agenda before being on the show or a Challenge to purposely cause drama and get whats often called “TV Time“.
My sense is Chet is purposely reinventing to make himself more interesting and stand out, thus provoke questions and intrigue, which ultimately equates to TV Time.
*** Case in point, Chet’s curiousity on validating with JD his ”friends” strange backdoor sex stories, is it truly curiousity about others, himself, or knowing it will picked up by the editors? ***
In the end my opinion is that he is straight but is extremely curious and then using that curiousity to get his slice of exposure on The Real World Brooklyn.