Jon Cryer responds to Molly Ringwald saying Duckie from 'Pretty in Pink' was gay

jon-cryer-paley-center-molly-ringwald-duckie-gay-pretty-in-pink-two-and-a-half-men-the-secret-life-of-the-american-teenagerAs we recently reported, "Pretty In Pink" star Molly Ringwald says that Jon Cryer's character in the film, Duckie, was gay. "Duckie [played by Jon Cryer] doesn't know he's gay. I think he loves Andie in the way that [my gay best friend] always loved me," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" star tells Out.com.

"Yes, she said that the guy whom Duckie was based on was gay. It's a different thing. Let's be clear here," "Two and a Half Men" star Cryer tells Zap2it. "No, she actually said that if one projected beyond the movie, that Duckie would be out by now. And I respectfully disagree. I want to stand up for all the slightly effeminate dorks that are actually heterosexual. Just cause the gaydar is going off, doesn't mean your instruments aren't faulty. I've had to live with that, and that's okay."

We also asked Cryer about Molly Ringwald tweeting she was Team James Spader. "I tweeted her back," he says. "It's funny actually. I mean, come on! We're both on Twitter, something's got to happen there. But no, she assured me privately via Twitter," he laughs, "that she was truly into Duckie. She said that instead of being Team Duckie or Team Blaine, she was actually Team Spader. I think we're all team Jimmy Spader at this point. I don't blame her."
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