9. Jensen Ackles
Because of his good looks, Jensen Ackles immediately became a gay sex symbol when he got famous. At first, it just simmered in the background. But when the zeitgeist allowed for it, the producers ofSupernatural, the show that made him famous, started to play up his gay appeal.
They inserted a gay “romance” between Ackles’ character Dean and an angel named Castiel, portrayed by Misha Collins. Romance in quotes because it never really went all the way, like a straight romance eventually would. It kept gay viewers on tenterhooks without ever offending conservative audiences. Some people even quit watching the show, so frustrated they were with seasons of unrewarded expectations.
In the final offense, Dean tells Castiel that he needs him, but a leaked script showed that he was originally supposed to say “I love you.”