YouTube star Lucas Cruikshank has come out gay.
The 19-year-old Cruikshank was asked by a fan whether he's gay in
a video uploaded on Tuesday.
In the two-and-a-half minute clip, Cruikshank and gal pal Jennifer
Veal sit in a bed and answer questions from Twitter followers.
“Are you gay?” nerf915 asks.
“Gay,” Veal says.
Cruikshank throws his hands up in the air and answers: “I'm
“My family and friends have known for like three years,” he
adds. “I just haven't felt the need to announce it on the
“Now you all know that he likes boys and not me,” Veal later
says. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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Fellow celebrity YouTube stars congratulated Cruikshank.
“I love you. Proud of you,” Michael Buckley tweeted.
“fine then lucas i'll call off the wedding,” Gianna Grandeee
Cruikshank created the character Fred Figglehorn, a 6-year-old boy
who has anger management issues. Cruikshank's Fred channel on
YouTube was the first to reach one million subscribers in 2008. The
channel's success led to three movies based on the Fred character
which were broadcast on cabler Nickelodeon. The latest film, Fred
3: Camp Fred, included Tom Arnold and John Cena.