Most gay men shudder at the idea of being with a woman, but one British guy is terrified at even seeing one of them on television.
Mike Amess says he has a phobia of Kim Kardashian.
The 24-year-old from Exeter says he comes out in a cold sweat whenever he sees or hears any member of the famous family, keeping away from the Kardashians as best as he can.
Sometimes, if he sees the reality star, he even vomits.
‘Just hearing the sound of the Kardashians’ nasal voices or catching a glimpse of them on screen makes me feel nauseous and shaky,’ he says.
‘My hands get clammy, my breathing gets heavier and I start sweating. Sometimes, I get teary and want to retch.’
Amess’ first encounter with the Kardashians came when he watched Kim’s infamous sex tape when he was struggling with his sexuality.
‘I was raised Catholic and growing up, I tried to repress my sexuality and deny that I was gay,’ he told The Sun.
‘Loads of the boys at school were going on about how good Kim Kardashian’s sex tape was. I thought I’d give it a watch in the hope it would turn me on.
‘I downloaded the video and watched it secretly in my bedroom. But the sight of Kim writhing around with her huge bum and the sound of her horrible high-pitched wailing repulsed me.’
And as he continued his efforts, things only got worse. He added: ‘I really wanted to be aroused by her so I kept watching it but she made me feel more and more upset.
‘By the end of the tape, I had burst into tears. The experience left me terrified and I never wanted to see Kim’s face again.
‘I have come to terms with my homosexuality now but my dread towards her has never left.’
And while GSN reckons this might not be 100% true, it at least proves it’s possible for a tabloid to do a gay story and not be offensive.