Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
  KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE

The Jonas Brothers On Posing For Gay Men: “It’s About Time”

jonas_triox633Nick Jonas’ bulging biceps are back in the news this week, appearing alongside the rest of the JoBro clan in an exclusive photo spread for Out magazine’s November issue. The hunky trio may not be taking their shirts off to prove it, but in the accompanying interview, Nick, Joe, and some dude named Kevin want you to know they really, really love gay fans.

They’re All Grown Up now, busy promoting their fifth studio album—the first in four years—to reflect their new, more masculine look. “I think we realized that, creatively, we were in very different places,” Nick said of the decision to leave their Disney-backed label, Hollywood Records. “We didn’t want to talk about if they would put a parental advisory label on it,” Joe added.

More importantly, the boys address those “pesky gay rumors,” while at the same time completely skirting the (alleged) fact that Joe Jonas has a gay-ish sex tape floating around somewhere. They also answered the inevitable Outisms (What do you think of gay fans? What do you think of fans that are gay? What do you think of gay people? Gay? Gay, gay!, et.al) with grace:

Joe: We have a lot of gay friends and gay fans. It’s a boy band stereotype; people assume, but we don’t take offense.

Nick: Prior to us being a band, I was a super theater geek. I loved theater and I still do, and I care about fashion, and I care about a lot of things that I feel like stereotypes are attached to.

Joe: [Being in Out] is a moment for us for sure. We keep saying, “Well, it’s about time.”

Also, they reveal the new Jonas Brothers will be a “rock” band of sorts:

Joe: You get to this point where you can’t live your life trying to satisfy everybody, personally or as a musician. Somebody’s going to find something negative. So we were like, Let’s just be who we are and have opinions — whether it’s on politics or music — and really show who we are as people.

Kevin: With being able to take back masters of our songs and become our own bosses in a way, we have a lot of people hearing new stuff, and maybe they have had misconceptions in the past of who we are as a band. At the end of the day, I think people are surprised to know that we’re a rock band at our core. Things have started to shift where people are starting to feel the passion behind the art that we’re doing.

But the interview wasn’t all just fluff and glamour shots. The boys also managed to address the hard-hitting political issues that matter, including Miley Cyrus twerking at the VMAs. (Have you heard about this yet?)

On Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance

Joe: [Hesitates] It wasn’t my favorite performance of hers. I think that there’s one way of saying you’ve grown up, and there’s another way — I think that’s her way. Look, people are talking about it, so I think it’s working for what she wants.

Nick Jonas: She’s smart. She’s very smart. We’ve always known that about her. She’ll always be successful. [The performance] was funny — I was laughing.

Joe: I’m great [with twerking]. I’m with it.

Nick: I’m against it. I’ve just reached my limit. It’s just done. It’s too much.

Joe: Bring it on. I’m a fan. I just think it’s appropriate for the right people. Not everyone can twerk.

Nick: Anybody that’s on Diplo’s page — have you seen his Instagram? It’s impressive.

Kevin: I’m straight down the middle. The right amount at the right time.

The November issue hits newsstands October 22.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Oct 1, 2013
Tagged: , , ,

  • 13 Comments
    • bcbear4u
      bcbear4u

      So why is a young Wolverine part of the JoBros? Awesome biceps though….

      Oct 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      So all those blind items about a sham marriage is about who if not a Jonas?

      Oct 1, 2013 at 6:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Nice arms, but who are these people?

      Oct 1, 2013 at 6:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ron Jackson
      Ron Jackson

      So which one is the gay one again?

      Oct 1, 2013 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Katbox
      Katbox

      Damn those bis look massive. He’s the hot one of the group.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 8:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaptainFabulous
      CaptainFabulous

      Watching all you hags claw each other’s eyes out has been the most fun I’ve had in a forum in days! Keep up the good work ladies! Meeeee-ow!

      Oct 2, 2013 at 12:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sameer
      Sameer

      Nick arms are just too big for my taste. Joe looks the hottest.

      Oct 2, 2013 at 7:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cee
      Cee

      Joe is right. Not everyone can Twerk and Miley is one of them. She can’t twerk for $hit. Sorry, but you have to actually have an ass to twerk. You can’t twerk with a flat ass. It’s just not possible. Nice try though Miley. NOT.

      Oct 2, 2013 at 8:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cee
      Cee

      Side note: The Jonas brother are fukn HOT. I’ve never heard one of their songs though. I have no idea what they sound like. Good for them having gay friends and gay fans though. I dunno if I’m supposed to applaud them or what?

      Oct 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Derek Williams
      Derek Williams

      Triple yes!

      Feb 20, 2014 at 4:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver
      SteveDenver

      It’s good to hear that the overarching tone of this interview was “we know gay” and it’s no big deal. As for any of them being gay: they probably won’t be gay with me, so not a big deal.

      The British boy band brought over nonchalant attitudes about finger-pointing, and even toyed with stereotypes to great publicity. Now the Jonas Bros. aren’t bothered or insulted… homophobia is so not cool.

      Apr 1, 2014 at 1:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Xzamilio
      Xzamilio

      So are they becoming Asian, or was it just bright in that room?

      Sep 1, 2014 at 12:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Xzamilio
      Xzamilio

      @Cee: You’re not missing anything. It’s a mix between “Eh” and “Try again”

      Sep 1, 2014 at 12:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.



  • POPULAR ON QUEERTY

    FOLLOW US
     



    GET QUEERTY'S DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.