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UK Boyband JLS Unconcerned About Gay Rumors


UK Boyband JLS says gay rumors don't bother them:

Says Aston Merrygold: "Anyone in a boyband from Take That to Boyzone to Westlife, they'll tell you... it happens to them all. Back in the day you'd read stuff and it was like, 'This one's gay, this one's this 'n' that'... It's a bit, like, change the record. It's all a bit boring. If it was one of us, one of our friends who was gay, it just wouldn't matter."

Adds Oritse Williams: "The gay rumours don't bother us at all. We have a huge gay following and our music is for everybody, we always say that. If someone tweets something negative, the rest of the fans go in so hard on that person that no-one really does it anymore. It's sad, though. It's just someone who's got nothing better to do with their life."

JLS' latest music video "Proud", AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. They use publicity photos like that one and they DON'T want people to think they're gay?!?!

    Posted by: jomicur | Mar 21, 2012 11:31:58 AM

  2. Nice song and these guys are HOT!

    Posted by: Gayermo | Mar 21, 2012 11:39:25 AM

  3. @Jomicur: They didn't say they don't want people to think they're gay; they said they *don't care* if people think they're gay, which means they aren't asking people to think either way and either way they're fine with it. Is that not the case?

    Posted by: Brendan | Mar 21, 2012 11:40:07 AM

  4. Looking at that picture I can barely keep my legs closed.

    Posted by: New-new | Mar 21, 2012 12:11:17 PM

  5. Of course it doesn't bother them. It's marketing, you put few young guys together, new style, new photos and videos. The audience: young women and gays. It's all about money.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Mar 21, 2012 12:23:06 PM

  6. Never heard of them until now. Kinda nice having an ethnic boy band on the scene - not saying that there hasn't been one before.
    They're definitely something to look at!

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Mar 21, 2012 12:34:51 PM

  7. JLS is a very cool group. They came second in the UK X Factor and have gone from strength to strength since then. In interviews they don't take themselves too seriously and last year released JLS-branded condoms (the best-selling of which is the Aston - he's the cute one with tats on the left). In terms of the Brit boybands currently in the US, One Direction, the Wanted, et al), JLS is probably the best.

    Posted by: dazzer | Mar 21, 2012 1:27:32 PM

  8. hot DAMN> hottest boyband. ever.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 21, 2012 1:34:15 PM

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