Joshua Bassett thanked those that stand for “love and acceptance” after he raised questions about his sexuality by calling Harry Types “scorching” in a latest interview.
“my total life folks have informed me my sexuality,” the “Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Sequence” star, 20, wrote in a prolonged letter on Twitter Tuesday. “folks have shamed me for issues they know nothing about. I wish to say thank you to these of you who stand for love and acceptance.”
Bassett mentioned within the message to his fellow Gen Z-ers, “it’s 2021. we’re the technology of affection & progress, it’s time we begin appearing prefer it.”
“whether or not you love me, hate me, or rattling me to hell, i like you all the identical,” he concluded. “love who you love shamelessly. it’s okay to nonetheless be determining who you are. life’s too brief to let ignorance and hatred win. i select love.”
On Monday, the Disney+ star’s title turn into a trending subject on Twitter after followers believed he had “come out” as a member of the LGBTQ neighborhood throughout an interview with Clevver Information.
In a rapid-fire phase, Bassett was requested, “What’s it about Harry Types that you admire?”
The actor praised Types, saying the 27-year-old singer was “stylish,” “well-rounded,” “scorching” and “very charming.”
“I assume that is additionally my popping out video?” he added.
Followers on social media had blended responses to the remark, with some taking it as an precise “popping out” announcement whereas others thought Bassett was simply kidding.
Reps for the younger star didn’t reply to Web page Six’s request for remark.
Earlier this yr, Bassett was concerned in a love triangle with two of his Disney co-stars, Olivia Rodrigo and Sabrina Carpenter, which sparked Rodrigo’s hit single “Drivers License” and a number of other different tracks by the trio.
It was rumored that Carpenter, 22, and Bassett started a romance after Rodrigo, 18, and Bassett cut up someday final yr.