Shepard Smith Reveals The ‘Hell’ He Had To Go Through When He Came Out Of The Closet

Fox’s Shepard Smith just opened up about his homosexuality in a way that no one expected. The Fox anchor revealed that he wasn’t hiding it, but felt that for a long time there were too many consequences to talking about it.

Smith said he never hid his sexuality. He just avoided the question. There were too many consequences. He went on to list what he felt the consequences were. “A. You’re going to hell for it. B. You’ll never have any friends again. C. What are you going to tell your family? And by the way, you’re on television on the craziest conservative network on Earth,” said Smith.

“That will probably put you in front of a brick wall. Of course none of that was true, but that’s how it felt,” said Smith.

He went on to talk about Roger Ailes. “Someone asked me if Roger Ailes had been abusive to me, and I said, ‘No. He was always good to me,’ and that was the truth. And when I told the truth, I guess it was considered that I outed myself. I didn’t even think about it, because I didn’t think I was in,” said Smith.

He discussed his homosexuality more. “I don’t think about it. It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a lot of people. I cover the news. I deal with holy hell around me. I go home to the man I’m in love with.”