Least needed statement of the year

19 August 2005

comes from the Sun, who proudly announce that Mark Feehily is gay. Yup, think the cats, mice, and other assorted animals in the street already knew that[1]

But, as Ronan would say “Fair play. Its all water under the fridge” considering that Westlife have, well, lets just say, passed their prime


  1. – from the phrase “the dogs in the street know” meaning something that is commonly known to everyone. I googled the phrase to try an provide my readers with a witty, or at least well thought out explanation, but to no avail. Anyone know of one online?

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6 Responses

  1. weenie says:

    Didn't someone else from Westlife come out as gay earlier? Or am I getting mixed up with Boyzone? Could never really tell them apart – two sets of pretty boys, same kind of cover-version music! ;)

  2. Fence says:

    Boyzone. That was Stephen Gately, think he's living in Holland now. Might be wrong.

  3. mysfit says:

    sry – never heard that saying, nor of westlife for that matter – and though you've given up on blogger, fence, i'm glad to see you haven't given up on commenting!

  4. Fence says:

    I wouldn't really expect many people outside Irl & Brit to have heard of Westlife. I know Boyzone were on the radio when I was in Greece, were Westlife huge round various parts of Europe too?

    Anyways. Westlife are/were (they haven't officially ended yet) a boyband. Three members from Sligo, one even has a house down the road from NM. My little sister's a fan, she is nine though

  5. weenie says:

    Boyzone were like the Irish equivalent of Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block etc. Had countless number 1 hits, countless screaming teenage fans, all were good-looking and pretty in a boy-next-door kind of way.

    As the "boyz" grew a bit older, they paved the way for fellow irish lads Westlife, who also had countless number 1 hits, countless screaming teenage fans and again were all pretty boys.

    Had Stephen and Mark come out during the peak of the bands' career, would they have had a big(ger) gay following? Or did the record companies dictate that they were not allowed to reveal their preferences during the boom period?

    I wasn't really a fan of either band, so I have no idea where I've got this info from…have I made it up or is some of it true??

    It must be hometime soon…

  6. Fence says:

    Weenie I think your knowledge comes from the saturation media world we live in :) It is pretty hard to stay uninformed about crap non-news stories like this one