Lately, sports stars have been hogging the spotlight when it comes to coming out stories. Nickelodeon star Lucas Cruikshank has recently revealed that he’s gay.
Cruikshank, who rose to fame as a YouTube star and created the popular, hyperactive character Fred Figglehorn, finally answered the countless questions about his sexuality in a video, telling fans, “I’m gay.”
“It feels so weird to say it on camera,” he said, laughing, in the question and answer video.
Cruikshank explained that he’s openly for years now but never felt the need to share his sexuality with the world.
“My family and friends have known for like three years, I just haven’t felt the need to announce it on the Internet,” he explained, adding that he felt “so awkward.”
Cruikshank still seemed a bit uncomfortable with the idea of coming out publicly and turned to his video co-star, actress Jennifer Veal, and asked her, “How come you didn’t have to make a video saying you’re straight?”
That’s quite the good question. The more that celebrities and regular Joes and Janes come out of the closet, the less of a taboo and newsworthy announcement it will be to have people reveal that their LGBT. Hopefully, it will become just as normal as stating one’s name or saying bacon is delicious.
Anyhoo, check out some other stars who have come out of the closet as well below. – nicholas robinson