Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Bass fishin

This just in:

Lance Bass, the former 'N Sync heartthrob, reveals that he is gay, in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.

"I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything," says Bass, referring to bandmates Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake.

"I didn’t know: Could that be the end of ’N Sync? So I had that weight on me of like, ‘Wow, if I ever let anyone know, it's bad.' So I just never did," he says speaking about his sexual orientation for the first time with PEOPLE.

Now, after years of keeping his personal life private, the Mississippi-bred, Southern Baptist-reared Bass, 27, is publicly revealing what he first shared with his friends, then his shocked family.

"He took years to really think about how he was going to tell everyone," says his close buddy Fatone, 29, who was the first 'N Sync bandmate to find out Bass is gay. "I back him up 100 percent." Adds Bass’s longtime pal, actress Christina Applegate: "I've always accepted him as who he is. It's about his own serenity at this point."

Wow, I had no idea my July 20 post would be so powerful.


BriteYellowGun said...

Yawn.... Why is stuff like this considered A.) News? B.) Shocking?
C.) Anyone's business but his?

It was much more interesting and funnier when he was going to go up into was him, wasn't it?

Steve said...

I totally knew it. Those guest star roles on 7th Heaven didn't convince me one bit.

The Brian said...

Well, he is a fairly high profile "personality." Should it be news, no not really. However in today's political climate it is an act of protest almost, albeit his was a rather tepid one. Look more towards Alan Keyes' lesbian daughter Maya Marcel-Keyes for what I'm referencing.

So hopefully one day saying you're gay won't land you on the cover of People but we have a ways to go still.

Steve said...

It didn't land me on the cover of People. (pouting)

The Brian said...

You need to find a reality tv boyfriend silly. I hear Richard Hatch is available every other monday between 1 and 2 pm for visiting hours.

Moncrief Speaks said...

LOL, Brian!