John Mayer weighs in on widespread friendship speculation with Andy Cohen

He seems to be waiting for the world to change.

Just one day after Andy Cohen’s widely-circulated interview about his friendship with John Mayer, the musician commented on the letter himself.

The ‘Slow Dancing in a Burning Room’ hitmaker, 46, has been a longtime friend of the Bravo honcho, and is openly gay, but their friendship has sparked a lot of speculation in recent years.

Now, the singer has stepped in to set the record straight about the nature of their friendship and slammed The Hollywood Reporter for asking the “deeply shameful” question.

In his speech to the publication’s co-editor-in-chief, Meir Roshan, who conducted the interview with Cohen, Meir criticized Roshan for asking the question in the first place.

“I read your interview with Andy Cohen, and I was intrigued by the tone of your questions about our friendship,” the guitarist began.

I a*sumed your friendship with Mayer was the subject of intense speculation. People seem skeptical that a straight rock star could have a close, platonic relationship with a gay TV personality. I think this is a somewhat specious premise.

He continued, “First, there is a long and storied history of ‘rock stars’ (I’m not making fun of them, but I wouldn’t refer to myself as one) befriending gay icons and artists.”

“Secondly, I think to suggest that people are skeptical of a friendship like mine and Andy’s is to undermine the public’s ability to accept and understand diversity in all aspects of culture, whether it’s in art or in real life.”

Mayer said he hopes the audience will be “sophisticated enough” to accept the fact that the pair’s friendship is strictly platonic.

“This ignorantly turns the concept of being gay into a two-dimensional concept, which I know you know it’s not. I don’t question that at all,” he added, adding that he likes “intelligent discourse.”

He continued: “But I am outraged by your weak, selective logic that aims to convince an answer, when the hypothesis itself is deeply flawed – and may not even be quantitatively correct.”

“Quite simply, if someone doubts a platonic relationship between a straight man and a gay man, I don’t think that shallow view is worth clarifying by any self-respecting person, whether it’s Andy or your post.”

“Reinforcing the idea that any gay/straight relationship needs to be qualified as non-s****l robs all participants of their dignity,” the “New Light” hitmaker concluded.

In an extensive cover story with THR, Cohen, 55, was questioned about the “heavy speculation” surrounding his friendship with the 7-time Grammy winner.

“Let them speculate,” he joked.

Cohen has often faced rumors that he is involved with Mayer.

In 2018, Cohen denied they were dating after Mayer serenaded her with an acoustic version of Diana Ross’ “It’s My House.”

Cohen thanked him with a hug and a kiss on the lips.

“But because we’re so affectionate toward each other, people don’t know what box we put that in. They a*sume we’re sleeping with each other, which we definitely don’t,” he told the outlet.

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