Josh Hutcherson: Is He Gay? Peeta Mellark Of ‘Hunger Games’ Classifies Himself As ‘Mostly Straight'

Josh Hutcherson: Is He Gay?
Actor Josh Hutcherson revealed his attraction to both men and women in the recent issue of Out magazine. Facebook

Actor Josh Hutcherson, a longtime supporter of the gay rights organization Straight But Not Narrow, revealed in a recent interview with Out that he doesn’t fully identify with either sexuality, telling the magazine that he’s considers himself “mostly straight.”

The 20-year-old actor, who will reprise his role of Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in theaters next month, confirmed to the gay magazine that he could see himself settling down with either a woman or a man. “I would probably list myself as mostly straight," said Hutcherson. “Maybe I could say right now I’m 100 percent straight, but who knows? In a f--king year, I could meet a guy and be like, Whoa, I’m attracted to this person.” 

While the Kentucky native is currently linked to his girlfriend and “Paradise Lost” co-star Claudia Traisac, he said dating a member of the same sex isn’t an idea he is completely opposed to. “I’ve met guys all the time that I’m like, ‘Damn, that’s a good-looking guy,’ you know?” he said. “I’ve never been, like, ‘Oh, I want to kiss that guy.’ I really love women. But I think defining yourself as 100 percent anything is kind of near-sighted and close-minded.”

As a longtime supporter of gay rights, Hutcherson said his passion stems from his two gay uncles who died from AIDS in the 1990s and his family’s number one rule, to treat people the way you want to be treated. “Sometimes it’s frustrating to comprehend how people are not OK with it,” he said of the same-sex marriage debate. “If you can try to tell me how it’s hurting you, you’re crazy. You’re absolutely crazy. Like, what do you mean it’s not natural? Even if, which, I disagree, but even if — why the f**k do you care?” 

Hutcherson last spoke out regarding his support of the LGBT community in April by posing for the NOH8 campaign. The actor, who posed for the organization alongside actor Avan Jogia of Nickeldeon's “Victorious,” told E! News, “Acting is one thing, but actually trying to change the world and the way people think to make people’s lives better? That’s the stuff I’m most proud of.” 

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