Joshua Bassett releases statement
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star Joshua Bassett has released a statement.
He's addressing the recent speculation around his sexuality sparked by comments he made in an interview.
A video of the young actor's recent chat with Clevver News went viral on social media this week.
In the clip the 20-year-old gushes over Harry Styles, who he believes is a very, "classy," and, "well-rounded," person.
"He’s just cool... Who doesn’t think Harry Styles is cool? Also, he’s hot, you know?"
Joshua Bassett comes out in new interview complimenting Harry Styles.
“This is also my coming out video I guess.”
— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 10, 2021
Joshua added, "He’s very charming, too. Lots of things. I guess this is also my coming out video."
A clip from the interview was shared on Twitter, and it went viral.
It became such a hot topic of conversation that his name started trending on the platform.
Joshua speaks out
In response, Joshua released a video of himself performing a song about making a change in his life.
He released a statement alongside the video, which read, 'my entire life people have told me my sexuality.'
'people have shamed me for things they know nothing about.'
He continued, 'I want to say thank you to those of you who stand for love and acceptance.'
'toxicity, hatred, and negativity say less about the subject, but say far more about those who spew it.'
'it’s 2021. we are the generation of love & growth, it’s time we start acting like it.'
Joshua began to wrap up, 'whether you love me, hate me, or damn me to hell, i love you all the same.'
'love who you love shamelessly. it’s ok to still be figuring out who you are.'
'life’s too short to let ignorance and hatred win.'