Lucas Cruikshank, YouTube's FRED, Comes Out As Gay
Lucas Cruikshank, Nickelodeon star and creator of the YouTube sensation FRED, has come out as gay in a YouTube video posted today. With the help of his friend and YouTube collaborator Jenny Veal, Lucas casually made the announcement in a video where he was answering fan questions. The 19-year-old actor/YouTuber said although his friends and family have known for three years, he never felt the need to make an annoucement about his sexuality to the public.
Although the YouTube community and YouTubers are very accepting of gay dudes and gay ladies, the rest of the world isn’t quite caught up yet, so coming “out” is a very difficult decision with HUGE repercussions for the rest of his life. By announcing he’s gay publicly, we hope in a small way Lucas has made it easier for other teens to be open about who they are.
Hopefully his fans (and their parents) from his Nickelodeon work will still accept Lucas as the normal funny guy they’ve always loved.
So, WAY TO GO LUCAS. Remember kids, don’t be afraid to be yourself.
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