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Straight Irish footballer comes clean about his gay porn film
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Straight Irish footballer comes clean about his gay porn film

CREATED ON // Sunday, 30 October 2016 Author // Rachel Cook

A straight Irish footballer has written about his time as a gay porn star in his autobiography.

Cathal McCarron who plays for Tyrone has released his long awaited memoir, Out of Control where he chronicles his devastating gambling habit and his foray into gay porn to pay off his debt.

McCarron said he had stolen almost £200,000 ($320,000) from his father over the course of his gambling addiction.

To pay of his debts he starred in a gay porn film in which he had sex with another man.
McCarron writes:

“When the filming was over I felt physically sick, disgusted that I had allowed myself to sink into such an abyss of degradation and humiliation.”

His porn appearance was quickly outed in the press and McCarron went on to become something of a gay icon.

While the footballer said he was disgusted by the experience he is quick to add he is not homophobic.

He told the Irish News:

“Some people will continue to form the same opinion of you. A lot of them still think I’m gay.

“Every day, I still get online approaches, or some form of social media connectivity, from the gay community. It’s embarrassing when some man asks to meet you, but I don’t look on that as a negative.

“Some gay men seem to look upon me as a kind of gay icon. That’s how I was tagged on some LGBT community websites and discussion boards.

“When the video went viral, some of those forums were laced with comments from gay men about how much they wanted to have sex with me.

“The last thing I am is gay, but I’ll take those comments above vile, vitriolic, homophobic and personal abuse any day of the week.

McCarron added:

“I completely respect the lesbian and gay community, because I really appreciated their messages of support when so many others wanted to bury me.”

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Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook has worked in both the queer and mainstream media for over a decade. Before becoming editor of Melbourne Community Voice, she was a producer for ABC radio. Her book, Closets are for Clothes: A History of Queer Australia, is currently in use in high schools across Australia.

Comments (1)

  • Damon

    03 November 2016 at 10:31 |
    Pffft. I've seen the video. He bottoms in the scene, and without going into graphic detail, it's pretty obvious he's not an inexperienced bottom. He can't really claim to respect the LGBTIQ community when he's not prepared to admit being one of us.

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