Jason Brock: Being Gay Probably Got Me Voted Off “The X Factor”

Yes, I think that the gay thing could have had some influence on the voting, because there’s a good portion of America that still thinks being gay is wrong.

But I was prepared for that, and I don’t regret being me… I have to say, I really appreciate The X Factor for never asking me to [edit myself]. The show was always encouraging me to be myself, for the most part. No one ever said I was ‘too gay’ or needed to ‘tone it down.’ Thank goodness!”

—X Factor contestant Jason Brock, discussing the possibility that his sexuality was a factor in his being voted off, to Yahoo! Music.