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Bruce Springsteen: ‘I look simply… gay’ on Born in the USA-era look

Bruce Springsteen: ‘I look simply… gay’ on Born in the USA-era look

Springsteen regrets earlier style decisions as attempts to impress his father

In a new autobiography, called Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen criticizes his early, ‘blue collar’ sense of style, as a failed attempt to catch the attention of his father.

He writes in the book: ‘Those we love we wanted but could not get, we emulate.

‘So I, who’d never done a week’s worth of manual labor in my life, put on factory worker’s clothes, my father’s clothes, and went to work.’

Looking back, he describes the look as not credible and : ‘Simply… gay’.

Springsteen, 67, said he wrote the book to ‘shake off some demons’ that had pursued him over the course of his career.

In the book he describes his younger self as an: ‘Insecure, weird and skinny white boy’. His father is described as a ‘hard-drinking’.

In April, Springsteen was one of a raft of musicians who cancelled their tours in North Carolina in protest of the HB2 ‘Bathroom Bill’.

He later warned the state of Michigan he’d do the same if they passed a similar bill.

While we feel a man wearing a bandana could be worth chatting up, we’d say Springsteen has made more suggestive fashion choices over the years…

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