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The OUT magazine photo shoot that Nick Jonas previewed a few weeks ago has surfaced online, along with a Q&A with the trio in which they address the gay rumors, which OUT calls "pesky".
Joe: We have a lot of gay friends and gay fans. It’s a boy band stereotype; people assume, but we don’t take offense.
Nick: Prior to us being a band, I was a super theater geek. I loved theater and I still do, and I care about fashion, and I care about a lot of things that I feel like stereotypes are attached to.
Joe: [Being in Out] is a moment for us for sure. We keep saying, “Well, it’s about time.”
Also discussed: twerking, growing up, solo projects, and their first single since 2009.
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Nick Jonas talks to the Ryan Seacrest Show about the viral shirtless Instagram selfie that lit up the web this week:
“There’s a lot of people running around without their shirts on these days, so I just didn’t want to add to the noise, but I felt like as a diabetic … it’s twice as hard for us diabetics to stay in shape. I’ve met a lot of diabetics recently who have come to me and said, ‘Thank you for being so vocal about fitness and health’ because it’s helping them. I just wanted to give some inspiration to those people … It’s been a pretty hilarious reaction.”
He also talks about where he is in the photo, and when he'll post his next one.
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Nick Jonas posted a shirtless photo on Instagram that has drawn the attention of many straight girl and gay boy fans across the web. Hugh Jackman posted a selfie too, but it showed less skin and a much more indimidating face.
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(and gay parable), this is big news.
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The Advocate's Brandon Voss asks Nick Jonas what impact it might have on his career if a Jonas brother came out of the closet. Jonas replies that the question doesn't apply:
The amazing thing about our fans is that they’re incredibly supportive about everything that we do, but I have to separate us from the equation because the three of us aren’t gay. If someone in our position came out, I’d hope that support would carry over and that their fans would love them just the same.
Jonas adds that despite his Evangelical Christian upbringing he has no issue with gay people:
My upbringing was faith-based, but we believed you should love all others as you want to be loved, because everyone should be treated equally. That’s helped me have an understanding of people on different journeys and in different walks of life. At the end of the day, we’re all the same, because we all want to be loved.
Though he dodges a question on whether he supports same-sex marriage:
My friends are my friends, and people that I’m acquainted with don’t necessarily share the same opinions as I do, and that’s how I’ll put that. My thoughts on gay marriage are that everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that’s the position I take.
Jonas says he's had a lot of gay friends over the years and was introduced to gay people as part of the Broadway community. He says his gay fans give really good gift:
My brothers and I totally look forward to meeting them, because they really respond to our style, and it’s cool to see how our influence has impacted what they’re wearing. They also give really good gifts at our meet-and-greets — hats, scarves, and other things. They always have good taste.
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