The Jersey Shore boys love all their fans—including the gay ones.
So it was a little surprising to read this morning that our pals Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Vinny Guadagino were upset to find shirtless photos of themselves on the cover of the "Queer Issue" of New York City alternative newspaper the Village Voice...
But just like Kathy Griffin, our favorite self-described "guidos" love their gays.
"I don't give a s--t, man," Vinny just told me about being on the newspaper's annual gay-themed issue. "I've done so many photoshoots and they're pretty much all the same.
"I go in there, do my thing, take my shirt off, get my hair and my make-up done and they dress me," he continued. "I take the pictures and wherever they end up, they end up."
A report in today's New York Post claims that the Village Voice tricked the trio into doing the photo shoot by not telling them when the pics would actually run. "I know MTV and it's in their judgment to make sure they don't end up anywhere too crazy, but the Village Voice?" Vinny said. "That's awesome."
The accompanying Voice story, headlined "The Guido Ideal," examines gay life on the Shore.
"As long as I look good," Vinny said, "that's all I care about."
Way back in December, The Situation told me that he doesn't mind his same-sex loving fans. "I'll be honest, I like the attention," he said, "I'm flattered if there are guys with different preferences that have crushes on me."
Besides, being a "Queer" coverboy does have its perks. Vinny bragged, "I got a free pink hoodie out of it!"
Have you heard about Jimmy Kimmel's Jersey Shore spoof of Twiligtht? See pics from the late-night skit here.