August 21st, 2013
07:10 PM ET
'Fred' star Lucas Cruikshank: 'I'm gay'
Since Lucas Cruikshank is such a YouTube sensation, it makes sense that he would choose that venue to come out.
The star of the Nickelodeon series "Fred" based on the character he created announced to the world that he was gay during a Q & A video with his friend Jennifer Veal, of Disney Channel's "Jessie."
After Veal asks Cruikshank if he is gay, he responds "I'm gay. It feels so weird saying it on camera!"
The video is pretty lighthearted as you can see here:
The BFF's, who are in bed the entire time b t dubs, proceed to giggle a great deal and the 19-year-old Cruikshank explains that he's been out to those close to him, but never felt the need to publicly announce it.
"My friends and family have known for, like, three years, I just haven't felt the need to announce it on the Internet," he said. "I feel awkward!"
Veal even sneaks in a question about whether or not Cruikshank would date her if he was straight. It's probably the most adorable coming out you will ever see.
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WATCHING YOU. YOU CAN'T SEE THEM HON..THAT'S THE POINT OF GETTING IP ADDRESS HACKS.
You are in our prayers...
Enjoy your talk with the wall, delusional, err, I mean, blessed.
TECH....YOUR IN DEBT MOUTH WITH ME....THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF OUR TECHNOLOGY....YOU CAN'T SEE SH0T
EVEN YOU MOTOR IN....
YOUR IN FINANCIAL DEBT FOR BUSTING MY SH0T.....YOU BEST BEST IS TOO GET OUT OF MY FACE OR WE CALL SICK A LAWYER AND YOU CAN SEND THAT CHECK TOO ST JUDES.
THE MOTOR IN THING DOES NOT WORK EITHER....WE HAVE IT CONTROLLED AND YOU ATTACHED WHEN YOU AND YOUR HOE MOTOR IN
No... really? Fred's gay?
Only Cold War surplus East German GayDar would have missed that one.
He'll land on his feet. He's a cute little pup and talented too.
I don't dislike you because you're gay. I dislike you because you're one of the most annoying humans on the planet.
And the world says: "We know already."
Now if they could only find a cure for gay bowles disease his life would be set forever.
um... duh! He's so gay, he makes gay people look straight.
You are gay. So?
I never gave you permission too do the things you did....did I then we consider you as a felon>
No!!! you kidding me!!!
But really who cares?
LET ME KNOW WHEN BIMBO IS REPORTED.
And this matters WHY? As long as we continue to make such a big deal out of who's straight and who's gay, we continue to feed the divisive atmosphere. The only way this would matter is if I was trying to hook up with him – if I was a straight girl, I'd know I'm out in the cold, and if I was a gay guy, I'd know I might have a shot.
Otherwise, who cares?
Here's why it matters: without gay visibility, the lies told about us are allowed to flourish.
The more gay people that come out, the more the lies are de-fanged.
And they'll never, ever be able to overcome that.
DOC HER....PROTECTION AND COMPUTER SLOW DOWN....
I agree, we are not yet to the point where it doesnt matter. It matters because of the inequiality and hatred directed at gay people. The more people get to "know" gays (even through TV characters or actors) the better and more normalized it will seem to the general public. This is a good thing. In 20 years, it won't matter. Hopefully.
Way to come out of the Glass Closet. Probably good to let it out though. Congrats!
The shock would have been if he said he was NOT gay.
Do not text me on that anymore on vogue-hahahahaha
Fred, do you think people are so oblivious that we didn't already know this fact from the first time anyone hears you open your mouth ????? Trust me, anyone who owns a TV knew this about you already. Why is this news ?
does he need to come out from the closest, the guy looks gay as three dollar bill
Thanks for the newsflash Captain Obvious!
I am so glad that before I started reading this article I decided I better take a seat.
WOW the overwhelming shock. WOW
Never in a million years would I have thought he was gay. I mean look how manly he is. Rough and tough looking.
No surprise there. I remember thinking that back when I first saw Fred on Youtube ☆
I would so totally go out with him
That's no surprise and I'm aware that this is a slightly biased comment, with apologies to more mature gay people.
I dislike Cruishank's antics as a so-called actor. He's part of the same generation of Nickelodeon actors that brought down Nick's quality programming. Remember Clarissa Explains it All or The Midnight Society back in the 90s? There is nothing as stimulating or intelligent today on Nickelodeon. Except some cartoons.
Confirms my decision to NOT let my daughter watch his program...
Nooooo...you don't say.
Geeeee, what a complete surprise. Nobody would have ever guessed. I'm stunned. 😛
good one guys
that was probably when he arrived or made communication.
like she thinks everybody is snoozing and she still has it in the bag.
The way you flame on that show made it a no brainer 'fred'
These bimbos have an agenda and if they keep you sucked in and the only person that will be into trouble for this will be him and only him. I would pull back from this disaster project that frankly the concept does not work and remember
they have an agenda and the agenda is too make sure you remain sucked in.
GOOD ON YOU LUCAS, YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE
Well, I actually am surprised... I thought his act was just that, an act. :/
You can't see me!
CNN also reports sun is bright and rising in the morning.
Was there any doubt? Oh, by the way, I'm gay, too.
If you didn't know that already, your gaydar is seriously in need of repair.
Sniffed that out in about four minutes of watching Fred!
Sure why not...its all the rage these days
yeah, no kidding. Is the sky blue, too?
This is not a surprise....Wentworth was a surprise. Either way......Its all good!
Why are we all surprised? I've known for years; look at his clothing/mannerisms/way he talks! Nonetheless, he is still a funny guy –So go Lucas!
And this crap is what we entrust Disney to teach are kids with?
Hmm, I see the big picture now.
We have a world population problem.
If the governments, and companies promote gay we may have a reduction in population growth.
Thank you UN!
It won't be so bad. Maybe he can even teach them the difference between "our" and "are", since you obviously can't.
Lord come on the guy is a one gay pride man paraide warring to happen just by opening his mouth you can tell he is gay
He is both annoying and fascinating, cute as a button and wierd looking, cuddly and repellant. How fun. And talented, at becoming famous. Must be Gay!
lord, its about time
we actually have something in common after all these years.-
Is anyone shocked? My kids watch that show and I didn't even have to look at the screen to figure that out.
OMFG.... Who cares? ..... can he go away now?
I bet you look just like that dude. Sokdikman
i guess me gay too. but who cares? that's the benefit of being no star.
He's gone from captain annoying to captain Obvious.
I've never watched Fred or whatever it is, but that girl is a hoot. Everybody should have her as their best friend.
Agreed, she is hilarious, i want to hang out with her
We all knew before this video, I am sure your family and friends knew before 3 years ago too. Suprise, suprise!
My kid said that "Fred" was a couple of years ago.... so no surprise... now he can disappear.....
I find myself oddly attracted to this cute little dandy.
This isn't news. Everyone already knew this.
He kinda looks like the Bieb's. I wonder if he has any tatts...?
that was no surprise
In other news, water is wet.