Even sexy priests need a little help hooking up. Fleabag star Andrew Scott has gained media attention for having to “resort” to using Grindr, according to the Daily Mail, a publication that seems scandalized that a gay celebrity would deign to use a gay hookup app.
“TALK OF THE TOWN,” reads the needlessly salacious headline. “Even the 'sexiest man in the world' uses a dating app! Fleabag's Hot Priest star Andrew Scott accepts offer of night out with a new man after posing shirtless on Grindr.” Shirtless? Consider my pearls clutched!
The article claims that Scott “accepted the offer of a night out with a new man at a bar in Vauxhall, South London, after posting a shirtless picture of himself on Grindr” and that they have a copy of the photo. “While Andrew is not naked, it is a little too racy to use here — but let’s just say he’s not called the Hot Priest for nothing!” At least they didn’t post his personal photos online, but really, the bar is on the floor.
The Irish actor ended a long term relationship with writer Stephen Beresford last year, so of course he’d out playing the field now that he’s single and one of the most thirsted-after men on the internet.
Are straight people really that shocked that people use Grindr, even celebrities? If you think your favorite straight celebrities aren’t finding trade on Raya — the dating app for the rich, famous, and verified — you’re kidding yourself! Let the hot priest find devotees in peace!