Jonathan Knight Confirms That He Is Gay Via NKOTB Members-Only Site
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:03:18
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NKOTB member Jonathan Knight officially come out to the band's fans, via a message he posted Saturday on a members-only site, according to EW. Knight was accidentally outed to the public last week by ex-girlfriend and fellows '80s teens pop star, Tiffany.
Knight posted the following message: "I have never been outed by anyone but myself! I did so almost twenty years ago. I never knew that I would have to do it all over again publicly just because I reunited with NKOTB!"
He continued, "I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay! Apparently the pre requisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption 'I am gay.' I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected! My belief is that you live your life by example, and not by a caption on a magazine! If there ever has been any confusion about my sexuality, then you are someone that doesn't even know me!"
He further said, "I love living my life being open and honest, but at this time I choose not to discuss my private life any further! My fellow band members don't discuss their private lives with their loved ones and I don't feel that just because I am gay, I should have to discuss mine!"
NKOTB will tour with Backstreet Boys through the summer.
What do you think of Knight's proclamation? I think he did it in a classy way.