The statement read:
Twitter was set a blaze on January 6th when The H8terade Blog announced that R&B singer Omarion was gay. Today Omarion, 26, made his only official statement.
“I pride myself in being an honest, God Fearing, respectful man. I have kept my personal life private and wanted to keep it that way. Unfortunately, other’s are interested in profiting from my anguish; so before they can do that, i will clarify things. I am not at all what certain ex-band members are trying to paint me as, I am however a respectable, mature, proud, bisexual man.”
Raz B, a former member of the platinum selling group B2k, along with his brother spoke to H8terade Radio and outed Omarion as gay. Omarion, who is working on his fourth album did not elaborate further.
The statement was created by a “fake alias” name Sharron Wright of Sony Music, however Omarion was dropped by Columbia/Sony Music almost a year ago which should have raised red flags. That Raz B boy and his camp may have too much time on their hands.
Follow up statement posted on PRLOG
UPDATE: “R&B Crooner Comes Out As Bisexual” Release False
Critical Update on Omarion’s alleged statement.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Jan 08, 2011 – On Jan. 8, 2011, Twitter was a flutter with news that R&B vocalist and former member of group B2K, Omarion had announced that he was bisexual. The statement, considered “official” by much of his following, has yet to be confirmed, leading some to believe it is indeed false.
The following are areas of concern regarding the “official” release:
1. The release has only been posted in public relations newswire website: PR Log. In order to post on the website, authors are not required to be credentialed. Anyone can create a free account as long as they have a functioning email address and upload to wire.
2. The source for the release is Sharron Wright. Who is Sharron Wright? It doesn’t matter because her listed email account indicates she is a Sony representative. Omarion is signed to EMI records, not Sony. Also, a representative at Sony Music would have an email in the format: FirstName.LastName@sonymusic.com
3. The format of the press release does not follow industry standard and there is a typo in Omarion’s statement. A statement of this magnitude is not likely to be sloppily written.
4. No reputable news organizations have confirmed this information. If Omarion was going to make a statement, publications like VIBE magazine and Entertainment Weekly would be the first to know.
5. The “official” statement is not mirrored on Omarion’s twitter account or his official website.
6. This release is published to the same website that the original “statement” was published. Does that make this release “official” as well? As much as some of the blogosphere has been anticipating a statement regarding Omarion’s sexuality, the “R&B Crooner Comes Out As Bisexual” release isn’t it.
7. C’mon son.
Via: Necole Bitchie