Male Pop Stars: The Gay Ratio

One of the constant issues with male pop stars is the ‘is he gay?’ questioning. The results of last month’s search queries on pay-per search engine Overture.com though suggest it isn’t a huge issue with searchers. We tracked down the ratio of normal searches vs. ‘[singer name] gay’ searches, to figure out who is most associated with being homosexual.

Because of the 25 search minimum, only 10 singers made the threshold in order to compute this ratio. Topping the list is the only one who is openly gay, ‘Pop Idol’ winner Will Young, with a .01276 gay ratio. Second was (.01057), while the singers least associated with being gay were Enrique Iglesias (.00068) and (.00020). For a complete list of the nine stars, including *NSYNC’s Justin, Lance, and JC, and Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, read on.

Searches done in July 2002
Count Search Term
6816 Will Young
87 Will Young gay
Ratio: .01276
Ranking: 1

Searches done in July 2002
Count Search Term
58831 Ricky Martin
622 Ricky Martin gay
Ratio: .01057
Ranking: 2

Searches done in July 2002
Count Search Term
19690
107 Lance Bass gay
Ratio: .00543
Ranking: 3

Searches done in July 2002
Count Search Term
35222 Robbie Williams
187 Robbie Williams gay
Ratio: .00517
Ranking: 4

Searches done in July 2002
Count Search Term
87292 Aaron Carter
328 Aaron Carter gay
Ratio: .00376
Ranking: 5

Searches done in July 2002
Count Search Term
47115 Nick Carter
96 Nick Carter gay
Ratio: .00204
Ranking: 6

Searches done in July 2002
Count Search Term
89621 Justin Timberlake
159 Justin Timberlake gay
Ratio: .00178
Ranking: 7

Searches done in July 2002
Count Search Term
17484 JC Chasez
28 JC Chasez gay
Ratio: .00160
Ranking: 8

Searches done in July 2002
Count Search Term
93982 Enrique Iglesias
64 Enrique Iglesias gay
Ratio: .00068
Ranking: 9

Searches done in July 2002
Count Search Term
191795 Michael Jackson
39 Michael Jackson gay
Ratio: .00020
Ranking: 10


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One thought on “Male Pop Stars: The Gay Ratio

  1. dum_BLONDE says:

    Honestly, I thought for the longest time that Ricky Martin actually was gay. I mean, he wears (or has worn) like skin tight shirts and those ugly see through mesh shirts, lol. Who knows, maybe he is? But I dunno…to me it seems like he could go both ways.

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