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John Mayer weighs in on viral friendship speculation with Andy Cohen
Andy Cohen’s viral interview about his friendship with John Mayer, the musician has weighed in on the discourse himself.The “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” hitmaker, 46, has long been friends with the Bravo honcho, who is openly gay, but their friendship prompted much speculation in recent years.Now, the singer has chimed in to set the record straight on the nature of their friendship and slammed The Hollywood Reporter for posing the “deeply flawed” question.Addressing the publication’s co-editor-in-chief Maer Roshan, who conducted the interview with Cohen, Mayer criticized Roshan for bringing up the question in the first place.“I read your interview with Andy Cohen, and was intrigued by your line of questioning regarding our friendship,” the guitarist began.“You posited that ‘your friendship with Mayer has been a subject of intense speculation. People seem dubious that a straight rock star can have a close platonic relationship with a gay TV personality.’ I think this is somewhat of a specious premise.”“First, there is a long and storied history of “rock stars” (not mocking, just won’t refer to myself as one) befriending gay icons and artists,” he continued.“Second, I think that to suggest that people are dubious of a friendship like mine and Andy’s is to undermine the public’s ability to accept and understand diversity in all facets of culture, be it in art or in real life.”Mayer said he hopes the public is “sophisticated enough” to accept the fact that the pair’s friendship is strictly platonic.“That turns the concept of being gay into an ignorantly two-dimensional one, which I know you know it’s not.

Andrew Joseph Cohen (born June 2, 1968) is an American radio and television talk show host, producer, and writer. He is the host and executive producer of the Bravo's late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

Cohen also has a pop culture channel on SiriusXM Radio named Radio Andy. He hosts a two-hour live show with co-host John Hill twice a week.

Cohen served as Bravo's Executive Vice President of Development and Talent until 2013. He was responsible for creating original content, developing innovative formats, and identifying new talent.

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