Someone said :
No one is condoning that. No going around saying "tough cheese to his wife". No one is saying he's a great person for doing that to an innocent partner.
He's being lauded because the more people that come out publicly the fewer people will be inclined or feel social pressure to enter into ill-advised partnerships in the first place.
If we ALL (media and public alike) went around saying "well, he's a bit of a prick for doing that" and was being generally talked about as a villain then that would keep a lot more people in the the closet and in this situation for longer, hurting more people (future children) and for a longer period of time.
Societal homophobia might never have been a factor for him, he might just have been bi-sexual or whatever, but there's definitely something to be gained by his coming out that would be lost if he was treated badly by the public and made a negative example of.
Exactly, very well said!
I don't know the guy and haven't been following the situation but we can never underestimate the pressure people can be under to conform to gender and sexuality expectations and we can't be too quick to judge people's choices.
Sometimes they just have little say in their own matters.
And sometimes people realise late in life their true feelings and sexualities.
As an example, my own cousin only realised she was a lesbian when she fell in love with a woman, she was 28 at the time and had only had boyfriends till that point. Since then, and this was a good few years ago, nearly a decade now, she's had only girlfriends and is a full-blown lesbian.