What Joshua Bassett Revealed About His Sexuality and Addresses Speculation in Powerful Message

What Joshua Bassett has revealed to fans about himself that’s making headlines. Joshua Bassett has a message about loving who you want. The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star shared a message about sexuality after a clip went viral of him seemingly hinting at coming out during an interview.

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In the video clip, Bassett calls Harry Styles “hot’ and says, “This is also my coming out video, I guess, uhhh.” On Tuesday, Bassett said it was OK to still be “figuring out who you are.” The speculation stemmed from when Bassett recorded himself answering questions from fans in a YouTube video for Clevver News on May 10th. One fan asked the actor if he would collaborate with Harry Styles. Bassett joked that Styles had hounded him to record an album together, and then heaped praise on the former One Direction singer. “What I admire about Harry Styles is that he is a very classy man, and he’s also very well rounded and kind of does it all,” Bassett said.

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Basset then mentioned how attractive he thought the British singer was. “He’s cool. Who doesn’t think Harry Styles is cool? Also, he’s hot, ya know? He’s very charming too. Lots of things,” the actor added, somewhat bashfully. “I guess this is, um, this is also my coming out video.” The “Feel Something” singer did not elaborate on his comment, and the video cut to the next question.

Immediately, fans have weighed in on the apparent “coming out” statement. “I like that he just didn’t care and didn’t make a huge deal,” one Twitter user wrote.

However, Bassett recently addressed the rumors about his sexuality through his social media account with a powerful post. “My entire life people have told me my sexuality,” he captioned. “People have shamed me for things they know nothing about. I want to say thank you to those of you who stand for love and acceptance. Toxicity, hatred and negativity say less about the subject but say far more about those who spew it.”

“It’s 2021. We are the generation of love & growth, it’s time we start acting like it,” Bassett continued. “Whether you love me, hate me, or damn me to hell, I love you all the same.”

The actor pleaded his followers to “love who you love shamelessly.”

“It’s ok to still be figuring out who you are,” he wrote. “Life’s too short to let ignorance and hatred win. I choose love. ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ.”

Along with this message, the actor shared a video of him singing and playing a keyboard.

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“I’m breaking the spell. I’m mending the cycle,” he sings. “Been going through hell. Need more than survival. If I don’t work this out, I’ll probably pass it down again. The time for change is now. It’s my life. It’s my life to live.”

“I think the songs speak for themselves. That’s really the truth,” he also said of his new music. “It’s funny for me to see people speculate or make theories about things. I don’t see a lot of it, but what I see, I’m like, ‘Where are you getting this from?’ It’s so funny how people piece it together. But I get it. We’re all in quarantine. Everybody’s got nothing to do, so everyone’s trying to make more meaning out of something than there is.”

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