Photo by Vincent Hasselgard, Aktiv I Oslo.no

After years of speculation, Israeli pop star and 2010 Eurovision contestant Harel Skaat has finally come out of the glass closet. (We’ve chosen the word “glass” because we could all see right through it).

The singer, who Wiwi dubbed the sexiest Eurovision contestant ever earlier this year, made the announcement in a documentary aired on Israel’s Channel 2. At one point, Skaat said:

“I am very keen on keeping my private life to myself. Nevertheless, I have nothing to hide. When I have a boyfriend, I will not keep him out of the public eye. God made me in a certain way, which I love and feel complete with.”

Skaat, who placed 14th in Oslo with his song “Milim” (Words), has faced criticism in the past for lacking authenticity and emotion when singing about female lovers. In the official video for “Milim,” Skaat displayed immense aggresion while destroying furniture in the desert. One can only assume he was trying his hardest to make up for some kind of perceived shortcoming…

Wiwi is proud of Harel for coming out and wishes him the best. I suspect this is only going to endear him to his fans even more, even if there are now hundreds of thousands of disappointed females out there.

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Daniel

I’m so upset how people express about been gay, there is nothing wrong with that. We the gay people are human been that the only difference is that we are attractive to the same sex, but other than that we are amazing child’s, full of love, the best brother and sisters, an also the best dad or mom.
Come on people we are in 2013 in a XXI century.

ROSA MANSON
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ROSA MANSON

Being gay is not an illness or a disease it is genetic from one’s maternal aunt. There are many gay celebrities who now are coming out of the closet, why should we be so discriminate in this country as they have human rights too. There are many people who are born with both male and female genitalia and they are called Q’s. Shouldn’t we just except people for who they are and not what they are. So please stop being so judgemental, one does not judge a book by its cover one reads it!

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Alaina
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Alaina

This wont be easy for me =( I hope he is happy and finds someone special. But why!?!?!?!

James
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James

He’s so hot! Hope he’ll find a boyfriend soon, Many guys in Europe would love to date him. Thanks for coming out of the closet!

Isha
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Isha

Being gay is not a bad thing! Come on, all that REALLY matters in life is to be there for each other, to help people, to give love and to make peace, no matter how someone looks like, whether he/she is gay or straight,… I really don’t get it why you don’t like someone just because of the fact that he/she is gay. to ‘Serbia’, i really don’t get why you are so against being gay. And also, fans love harel because of his beautiful and inspiring music and his good personality. I have a question for you… WHY is… Read more »

Bob Rock
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Bob Rock

I know why Sebia says”it’s not normal to be gay”. I was in Serbia couple years ago on EXIT festival. Majority of Serbs are traditional. They bealive in only one true love. They say it’s shame to be homosexual acording to the Bible or have several sex partners in same time. Just look on YOUTUBE what they did on gay pride in Belgrade. There was blood everywhere on the streets. You can’t say in public that you are gay, if you are in Serbia, cause you can get beat. But on the other side Serbs are pleasent, hospitable. Mostly tall… Read more »

Dorien
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Dorien

@Serbia I don’t agree, it’s perfectly normal to be gay, it’s okay to be gay, why do you think that’s not normal? I mean he has to be happy and it’s not your life, but his life! I still like his music!

Jarod
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Jarod

Ohh and considering how mediocre his music is Id say he could use the extra publicity and diffrentiation

Jarod
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Jarod

Serbia, its perfectly normal to be gay. Theres nothing to object to bcoz it doesnt harm anyone or infringe on anyones rights. Personal sensibilities regarding whats normal and abnormal are completly subjective.Personally I think this was a good call. Now he can avoid having his orientation scandalised. I feel bad for all his female fans tho. But if anything this will probably broaden his appeal bcoz not only will gay guys buy his albums now, but even Str8 females will find him significantly more attractive just because he’s unattainable. Its very common for fag-hags to be obsesed with gay guys

Serbia
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Serbia

This is sick! What is wrong with him? It is not normal to be gay. Godbye Harel to you and your music!

ania
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ania

Why ? God why?“he’s was dream of many women.such a tragedy

TomCat
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TomCat

Harel !… best wishes to you for coming out !… you are a very handsome/beautiful guy !… I wish you Much Love and Happiness and Good health and Continued Success for the future !…

Tom x