This comes months after the drama involving Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia Rodrigo, and him. This is the first time Joshua has opened up about his sexuality in an interview. The actor broke this news to his fans while talking about Harry Styles in his latest interview.
DID JOSHUA BASSETT COME OUT AS GAY?
Fans had been speculating if Joshua was gay due to an Instagram video. On May 8, Joshua posted a snippet from his music Feel Something. In it, he was seen going in for a kiss with his friend Manny Escobar. The video sparked speculation that he might be gay.
Following this, Joshua finally commented on his sexuality during his recent interview for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. In it, Joshua spoke about Harry and came out to his fans as queer.
He said: “What I admire about Harry Styles is that he is a very classy man, and he’s also very well rounded, and he kind of does it all, acting, singing, fashion. I think that he’s just a nice guy who doesn’t say too much but when he talks, it matters. He’s just cool, he’s cool. Who doesn’t think Harry Styles is cool?”
As the video continued, he said: “Also he’s hot, you know. He’s very charming too. Lots of things. I guess this also my coming out video, I guess, uh…”
WHAT DOES QUEER MEAN?
Queer is defined as a “word that describes sexual and gender identities other than straight and cisgender. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people may all identify with the word queer.”
TWITTER REACTS TO JOSHUA BASSETT’S COMING OUT VIDEO
It did not take long for Joshua’s coming out video to go viral on Twitter. Several people reacted to the same.
One user wrote: “Joshua Bassett saying he’s coming out is not the plot twist I asked for but the plot twist I never knew I needed.”
Another added: “JOSHUA BASSETT COMING OUT AS QUEER IS THE BIGGEST PLOT TWIST EVER.” “Joshua Bassett just casually coming out like that is. absolutely amazing and I love that for him and it makes me so happy,” read another comment. “the biggest plot twist of the century is Joshua Bassett coming out,” wrote another.