"I choose love": Joshua Bassett opens up on his sexuality after gushing about Harry Styles

Los Angeles (California) - After trending all over the internet on Monday, the singer and actor Joshua Bassett has since shared a heartfelt statement to his social media accounts – and he wants you to love who you love!

Joshua Bassett (20) became a trending topic all over the internet after talking about coming out on Monday.
Joshua Bassett (20) became a trending topic all over the internet after talking about coming out on Monday.  © Screenshot/Instagram/joshuatbassett (2)

On May 10, the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star had a little talk with his fans via Clevver News, and he answered some burning questions.

Aside from revealing which of his songs was the most difficult to write, what he regretted not doing in life, and his favorite thing about the Disney show, he also gushed about one of his fave musicians.

Bassett went on to disclose that he is a huge fan of the former One Direction singer Harry Styles (27) – and let's be real, who can blame him?

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However, as it soon became clear, it's apparently not just his music the 20-year-old loves. He also thinks Harry is "classy", "well-rounded," "hot," and "very charming".

"I think this is my 'coming out video,'" he then murmured with a little smirk before continuing with the next question.

Joshua Bassett's interview caused a lot of confusion

A heartfelt statement on Instagram

"It's okay to still be figuring out who you are."

While most of Bassett's fans have since praised the singer for being so open with them, others were left confused about whether he was only joking.

Only one day later, the young actor shared a video of him singing an emotional song, along with a heartfelt statement on his Instagram and Twitter and thanked his supporters for all the "love and acceptance" he received after the interview.

"My entire life people have told me my sexuality," Bassett said. "People have shamed me for things they know nothing about."

He went on, "It's 2021. we are the generation of love & growth, it's time we start acting like it. Whether you love me, hate me, or damn me to hell, i love you all the same."

"Love who you love shamelessly. it's ok to still be figuring out who you are. life's too short to let ignorance and hatred win. i choose love."

Cover photo: Screenshot/Instagram/joshuatbassett (2)

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