Nick Jones denies ‘c*ck teasing’ gay fans
Nick Jonas has insisted he’s not trying to “gay-bait” fans.
The former Disney star found fame with his family band the Jonas Brothers – but has enjoyed a renaissance both as an actor and a solo musician.
Throughout his solo career he has found many ways to voice his appreciation for his large gay fanbase; playing gay characters in ‘Kingdom’ and ‘Scream Queens’, performing at many gay venues and Pride events, appearing on the cover of Attitude magazine, and stripping off all the time.
However, ahead of the release of his second album, the singer has denied “cock-teasing” his gay fans, claiming that his simply returning the support he has been shown by the gay community.
“I’ve been pretty clear with my heart and my nature of just wanting to be as supportive of my gay fans as they’ve been of me,’ he told Queerty.
“So there’s definitely not any cock teasing going on,” he laughed.
“If anything I hope I can be a real ally for the LGBT community and I’m thrilled to be in a spot where I feel like there’s a lot of mutual love and respect.”
Despite masterfully targeting the gay demographic, Jonas has always described himself as straight – but refuses to deny experimenting to men and insists his sexuality “shouldn’t matter”.
In an interview with Complex magazine, Jonas was asked about exploiting the gay community by ‘gay-baiting’.
He said: “There’s always going to be negativity toward anything that is a positive effort toward change.
“As a heterosexual male, [I am] open and comfortable about loving my fan base, gay or straight, because to me there is no difference, it is my fan base.
“Your sexual preference does not matter to me and it shouldn’t matter to anybody. … The goal is acceptance on all levels — that should be the focus.”
Jonas and Demi Lovato recently cancelled gigs in North Carolina due to its ‘hateful’ anti-LGBT law.