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Lance Bass: Someone’s Gotta Be Gay in One Direction


Statistically speaking, one [of them] probably is. But it’s crazy with a market like that because [it’s] 100% young women and they fantasise about these guys. Then you have the record labels and everyone kind of grooming you to make sure you don’t even mention you have a girlfriend so screw the fact that you are going to come out as being gay – it ruins their whole business plan.”

Former *NSYNCer Lance Bass grossly underestimating One Direction on The Rubin Report, via PinkNews.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           May 2, 2013
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    • BritAus

      I’m hoping it’s either Louis or Liam, but my guess is that it’s probably Niall.
      (I can’t believe I know their names lol)

      May 2, 2013 at 8:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      Are you kidding me? They all act like they’ve seen one up close!

      May 2, 2013 at 8:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • miagoodguy

      What an idiot.

      May 2, 2013 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robtosh

      If only it were Zayn – swoon!

      May 2, 2013 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • singforfood

      @robtosh: He’s already been outed as straight….remember the hotel hallway video scandal? (tl,dr: he was trolling for teen groupie sex in the hotel and someone caught a video out of her room’s peephole)

      May 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dev.C

      I don’t agree that 100% of their fan base is girls, I would say at least 15 to 20% are young gay men.
      I wouldn’t think in this day and age it would hurt them tremendously if one of them were gay.
      I think producers and management teams have more of a prejudice against gay entertainers than the
      fans themselves.

      May 2, 2013 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall

      @miagoodguy: Who Lance Bass? In which case, how’s he an idiot? He’s pretty much saying the truth. Pretty sure one of them IS gay or at least bi.

      May 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kenover

      Really???!!!! You think?????

      May 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis

      I think Lance was right. Today, it’s much more different. They’re very homoerotic on stage. Not sure if that’s the right word, but they have no problem touching each other it seems. So, I actually don’t think it would hurt them. Who knows?!

      May 2, 2013 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      I guess this is the only way Lance can get press or attention? You can only say you were a back up singer for Justin Timberlake for so long.

      May 2, 2013 at 5:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      Here’s the thing about marketing to teenage girls and young women today – they just want a fantasy boyfriend, so gay or straight doesn’t matter as long as they can fantasize he’s singing to them.
      Some prefer the gay guy because they know there will be no “competition” from other females.
      Some young females find it cute, others find it sexy.
      But you know the ones behind the scenes, controlling everything are usually about 5 years behind the public.

      May 2, 2013 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL

      @MK Ultra: I think your analysis is spot-on, including the observation about the Powers That Be typically being the last to know.
      And I don’t for a second believe that Lance Bass doesn’t know how laughably off he is in his estimation of the fan base. He can’t be that big an idiot and breathe.

      May 2, 2013 at 7:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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