Bruno Mars Gay Announcement an April Fool's Joke?

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
April 4, 2012|9:08 am

A representative for Bruno Mars has responded to rumors and reports that the singer had "come out of the closet" on Tuesday.

The agent said that the story which appeared on an unnamed site was "false" and "completely fabricated."

The CNN iReport claimed that Mars had admitted being gay during an interview with a Chicago radio station on April 1, possibly as an April Fool's Day joke.

"The timing is bad," Mars was quoted to have said during the interview. "I hadn't realized it was April Fool's Day, but it's been pointed out to me, and I don't want to go too public with this."

CNN iReport is a media outlet that consists of "citizen journalists" from around the world and has since deleted the story, which saw the headline, "Bruno Mars comes out of the closet."

"The famous pop-star Bruno Mars admits his homosexuality," read the report.

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Following the news, Bruno Mars became a trending topic and Twitter as rumors began to swirl. Twitter users expressed mixed reactions to the report, while some posted disbelief that Mars was gay, while others congratulated the star for coming out.

"I hear Bruno Mars came out of the closet today," posted Phillip. "Good for you man!"

"I thought everyone knew Bruno Mars came out already," wrote Twitter user Greg.

Hamish wrote, "Bruno Mars really came out, omg."

Alli posted her doubts of the reports about the singer, writing, "Bruno Mars coming out was over the phone on a radio station… On April Fools…"

Meanwhile, Mars has not commented directly on the matter. He remains active on Twitter, and posted images of himself on the social media site on Tuesday.

Mars, 26, is best known for his songs "Nothin' on You" and "Billionaire." The Hawaiian native earned a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his song "Just the Way You Are."

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