June 01, 2006

Baldness makes you gay. Also, unfaithful.

So, after RealDolls and BatDyke, I bring you the third WTF update of the day ...

According to ukgay.com, MP blames infidelity on hair loss:

[Liberal Democrat MP Mark] Oaten's affair with a male escort became public in January due to lurid expose in the News Of the World.


Mr Oaten told how, leading up to the affair, he had experienced, "something of a mid-life crisis".

He added: "I was turning 40 and I really felt that I was losing my youth."


Oaten added, "the problem was undoubtedly compounded by my dramatic loss of hair in my late thirties".

Mmm-hmm. Because male-pattern baldness causes such a crisis of confidence and identity that, not content to cheat on your wife with another woman, you are compelled to cheat on her with a rent boy. Apparently, ex-gay camps will now have to start stocking up on the Rogaine to keep their charges treading the straight and narrow path.

UKgay.com, by the way, describes Belinda Oaten's reaction to the initial affair as "anger at the public betrayal," and notes that "she's likely to be no more amused by his latest statement." Indeed.

(By the way, I've spent the last 15 minutes trying to come up with a "stiff upper lip" joke, and it's just not working. Alas. Any ideas?)

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