Kerry Washington is so comfortable with her sexuality that she doesn’t mind the persistent lesbian rumors that have been circulating for some time now.

In a recent interview with The Advocate, the 36-year-old actress dismissed the reports and claimed she’s “never been bothered” by it.

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“It’s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn’t share their personal life. I understand their frustration,” she said. “I like how people will post pictures of me with other women that I adore, hugging on red carpets, and say, ‘See?’ “

“But I’ve never been bothered by the lesbian rumor,” she added. “There’s nothing offensive about it, so there’s no reason to be offended.”

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The newlywed, who is expecting her first child with hubby Nnamdi Asomugha, went on to ask: “Are we so uncomfortable with love between two people of the same gender that we immediately label it as sexual?”

The “Scandal” star does have a point. Weigh in with your thoughts below.

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