When the Gere rumor first started in the 80s it was pre-Internet times. As this Urban Dictionary entry reminds us: This premise pretty much works in our case too; just substitute one rodent for another. Fox playing an actor! Versions of the following gerbilling fiction date back at least to when a faked United Press International item appeared on the Internet, one that named Vito Bustone and Kiki Rodriguez of Lake City, Florida, as the accident victims. Gerbil stuffing is a sexual practice that straight teenage boys in general, and Howard Stern in particular, suspect gay men in general, and Richard Gere who is not gay in particular, of engaging in.
In search for an authority on gerbiling, you may wish to consult a learned volume on the subject.
Richard Gere and Gerbil
Producing reliable fact-checking and thorough investigative reporting requires significant resources. I mean, everything else that a perverse gay man needs is available in your average gay neighborhood, from poppers to butt plugs to bullwhips to sofa sectionals. Or did it have nothing to do with the particulars of his history right then, and everything to do with the fact that after an eight-year period of largely forgettable roles, Pretty Woman had given people a reason to talk about Gere again. The type of straight person who believes that gay men engage in "gerbiling" is likely to believe other gay stereotypes: It also allows rumor and innuendo to go out donned in the white coat of scientific authority. Make a direct contribution today.