Billy Porter: If I Want To Wear A Dress, I’m Wearing A Dress

Billy Porter (L) on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter dropped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week to chat on his renowned red carpet looks, the power and politics of fashion, and his acclaimed FX series Pose.

Porter also took the time to give Colbert a little fashion ‘shug’ via designer accessories.

It’s a fun segment, but Porter does get to make some important points about how people view men’s and women’s fashion as political statements.

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Remembering Hollywood legend Katherine Hepburn’s penchant for wearing pants back when women simply didn’t do that, it was viewed as “powerful.”

But as Billy says, a man flips the script, puts on a dress, and it’s called “disgusting.”

And why is that? Because men’s clothing is perceived as ‘strong’ while women’s fashion is seen as ‘weak?’

Good questions to think on.

Billy also noted that Jesus wore a dress. So there.

Apple CEO Tim Cook On Coming Out: “I Needed To Do Something”

Last night on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert interviewed Apple CEO about a number of subjects including the newly introduced version of iPhone.

But along the way, Colbert asked Cook about growing up in Alabama as a young gay man, and his reasons for coming out.

Kids were getting basically discriminated against, kids were even being disclaimed by their own parents. And that I needed to do something. And where I valued my privacy significantly, I felt that I was valuing it too far above what I could do for other people. And so I wanted to tell everyone my truth.