Mario Cantone: Leave Michael Phelps Alone!

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Like us, Mario Cantone is a fan of Michael Phelps. “I think he’s sexy and odd,” Cantone told us at the amfAR gala last night. And he also thinks the whole bong brouhaha has really gotten of hand. “I think they should leave him the fuck alone," he said. "I think it’s appalling, I think that that sheriff is like that guy that Dom DeLuise played in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, you know, he’s just not stopping and he’s trying to arrest everybody,” he vented. As for the companies that dropped Phelps's ads: “It’s ridiculous! Why would Kellogg’s fire him? It’s ironic, because the only thing you want to do when you’re high is eat cereal. So what’s that about? It’s very upsetting! They should leave him alone. It’s not like he shot heroin, and it’s not like he’s a junkie. He took a hit of pot; shut up. Shut up! He took a bong hit; he’s in his twenties, shut the fuck up and leave him alone!"