Jett’ssexuality was an intriguing aspect to the press.
Jett was accused of having a sexualpreference towards females. In an interview with HuffPost Live, former Runawaysmember Lita Ford revealed that she had quit The Runaways for a short period oftime after she found out that three of her bandmates (Jett, Currie, and West)had sexual preferences towards women. She also accused Jett and Currie of’messing around’. 16-year-old Ford had not been exposed to the LGBT community”I didn’t know anything about homosexuality, and it was still in the closet.Nobody back then came out and said, ‘I’m gay,’ preceded to state: “When Ifound out that the girls were all gay in the band, I wasn’t sure how to takeit.
I didn’t know what it was.” (Brekke, 2016) Kari Krome, a former songwriterfor the Runaways, claimed that she was in a relationship with Jett and thatJett was her first girlfriend. In an interview with Interview magazine, Jettstated: “Anyone who wants to know who I am can just read my lyrics-I’ve always writtenabout who I am.” She added, “And if they want to know who I am, I write aboutwho I am in the lyrics, so don’t be lazy-read the lyrics and figure it out foryourself.” (McDonnell, 2010) Evelyn McDonnell had mentioned in her book “Infifty-three years, Joan Jett has never publicly said, “I’m gay,” or “I’mbisexual” (McDonnell, 2013) Sexuality is a personal matter, no one has theright to assume or question anyone’s preferences. Whether straight or bisexual,Jett’s sexuality does not affect my admiration for her.