Ramin Satoodeh finally responded to the uproar about his review in Newsweek of ‘Promises, Promises.’ As you might expect, his explanation is even less coherent than the review itself. He basically said that he stands by his complaint that Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth don’t have chemistry. Because Mr. Satoodeh doesn’t seem to understand what this outrage is really about, I’m going to break it down for him in the most basic terms possible. The problem isn’t that you said Hayes and Chenoweth lack chemistry and don’t seem in love, it’s that you blamed that lack of chemistry on Hayes being gay, as if it’s impossible for an openly gay man to successfully play straight. I thought Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler had no chemistry in ‘The Bounty Hunter,’ yet I don’t think either actor is a homosexual. Do you? Watch his explanation.
Kristin Chenoweth is a feisty little thing! She took to the Newsweek comments section to call out Ramin Setoodeh’s review of ‘Promises, Promises,’ starring Sean Hayes. Setoodeh accused the openly gay actor of being “wooden and insincere, like he’s trying to hide something, which of course he is.” Yikes. Chenoweth, who has a large gay following and is pretty much an icon on all levels of entertainment, wrote that “no one needs to see a bigoted, factually inaccurate article that tells people who deviate from heterosexual norms that they can’t be open about who they are and still achieve their dreams.” Oh yeah – she also outed him!! She said, “I am told on good authority that Mr. Setoodeh is a gay man himself and I would hope, as the author of this article, he would at least understand that. I encourage Newsweek to embrace stories which promote acceptance, love, unity and singing and dancing for all!” Did I mention that Chenoweth is my hero? Below you’ll see a picture of Kristin Chenoweth kissing Sean Hayes (he doesn’t look insincere to me).