John Mayer responds to a 'specious' question about his platonic friendship with Andy Cohen: 'I bristle at your selectively flimsy logic meant to coax an answer' SuperNayr

Just one day after an interview with Andy Cohen went viral after denying speculation that he was sleeping with John Mayer, the singer himself has responded.

Cohen, 55, who has been openly gay for years, has been longtime friends with the 46-year-old straight singer.

During a wide-ranging cover story on Cohen, he was asked about his friendship with Cohen, and the ‘intense speculation’ that their friendship was more than platonic.

Cohen joked, ‘Let them speculate!’ before insisting that they are, ‘most definitely not’ sleeping with each other in the interview, published by THR on Wednesday.

Mayer responded to THR on Thursday, blasting the publication for posing that question to Cohen in the first place.

Just one day after an interview with Andy Cohen went viral after denying speculation that he was sleeping with John Mayer, the singer himself has responded

Just one day after an interview with Andy Cohen went viral after denying speculation that he was sleeping with John Mayer, the singer himself has responded

During a wide-ranging cover story on Cohen, he was asked about his friendship with Cohen, and the 'intense speculation' that their friendship was more than platonic

During a wide-ranging cover story on Cohen, he was asked about his friendship with Cohen, and the ‘intense speculation’ that their friendship was more than platonic

‘I read your interview with Andy Cohen, and was intrigued by your line of questioning regarding our friendship,’ Mayer 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,” adding, ‘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,’ Mayer said.

‘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 continued. 

‘I’d like to think they’re sophisticated enough to see a relationship like ours without assuming it must include a sexual component,’ he said 

‘That turns the concept of being gay into an ignorantly two-dimensional one, which I know you know it’s not. I don’t question that at all,’ Mayer continued.

He added, ‘I love intelligent discourse — as I hope you’ll find this email to be — but I bristle at your selectively flimsy logic meant to coax an answer, when the premise itself is so deeply flawed — and quite possibly not even quantitatively true.’

‘Quite simply, if someone is dubious of a platonic relationship between a straight man and a gay man, I don’t think that shallow a view deserves clarification by anyone with self respect, be it Andy or your publication,’ Mayer said.

'I read your interview with Andy Cohen , and was intrigued by your line of questioning regarding our friendship,' Mayer began

‘I read your interview with Andy Cohen , and was intrigued by your line of questioning regarding our friendship,’ Mayer began

'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,' Mayer said

‘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,’ Mayer said

'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 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 continued

He added, 'I love intelligent discourse — as I hope you’ll find this email to be — but I bristle at your selectively flimsy logic meant to coax an answer, when the premise itself is so deeply flawed — and quite possibly not even quantitatively true'

He added, ‘I love intelligent discourse — as I hope you’ll find this email to be — but I bristle at your selectively flimsy logic meant to coax an answer, when the premise itself is so deeply flawed — and quite possibly not even quantitatively true’

‘Reinforcing the idea that any gay/straight relationship needs qualification that it’s not sexual devoids everyone involved of their dignity,’ he concluded.

Last year, during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show last year, Andy insisted that his affection for John, 45, has never gotten physical.

At Howard’s urging, Andy even swore on his children Ben, five, and Lucy, two, that he and John have never fooled around.

However Andy did tell the self-proclaimed King Of All Media: ‘I am in love with John Mayer. We are in love with each other.’

‘I mean, swear on your children’s lives there’s never been anything sexual between you and John Mayer,’ Howard said, and Andy readily agreed: ‘I swear.’

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