Actor-singer Nick Jonas says in an
interview with Complex that he's a straight man who is comfortable
loving his gay fan base.
The 23-year-old Jonas currently plays a
gay MMA fighter on the DirectTV drama Kingdom and a gay frat
boy on Fox's Scream Queens,
which has led to questions about his sexuality.
November, Jonas was asked by the Daily Star Online
whether he had been with another man. “I can't say if I have or
haven't,” he responded, “but if you watch [Kingdom]
you'll see more of that.”
asked Jonas about those comments.
“It's funny. I
play a gay character on a TV show. Whether it's me or the character,
at the end of the day it's still my body, it's still telling the
story. It's the character and his journey, but it's my body, my
lips, my hands,” he said.
He added that he's
frustrated by allegations that he's exploiting the gay community.
going to be negativity toward anything that is a positive effort
toward change,” Jonas
said. “As a heterosexual male, [I am] open and comfortable
about loving my fan base, gay or straight, because to me there is no
difference, it is my fan base. Your sexual preference does not matter
to me and it shouldn’t matter to anybody. I thought [the criticism]
was kind of dumb, considering I play this gay character on a gritty
show. There’s a gay sex scene. I kissed a man.”
“I have nothing
to prove. I'm very comfortable in my own skin and I'm thankful to
have as many close gay friends as I have, people who have been so
supportive in my life, and have always been there for me,” he