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Gay columnist orders Calvin Klein back into the closet

Village Voice columnist Michael Musto has a request for fashion designer Calvin Klein: Go back in the closet.

Musto’s unusual directive came after Klein, 68, threw a spectacular 21st birthday bash for his newest companion, model Nick Gruber. The Jan. 21 event at New York’s trendy Indochine included 4,500 balloons, 100 models and a cake decorated with 21 sparklers. The guest list included Anna Wintour, Donna Karan and Vera Wang.

"Remember when you suddenly had a wife because, as AIDS made it uncool to be gay, you took the wussy way out and closeted yourself so you could sell more T-shirts and perfume?" Musto wrote. "Now you've hooked up with that almost-21-year-old ex-porn star, Nick Gruber, and you're fawning over him as if this were real love and not a massive late-life crisis being acted out for the horrified masses. It's not going to work!"

Musto accused Klein of embarrassing the entire gay community.

"Calvin, you went from deeply closeted to being more open about your shame-based antics, and I don't know what's worse,” Musto concluded.

Gruber has performed in online porn under the name Aaron Skyline. Klein has not responded publicly to Musto’s column.

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