KIDS TODAY

WATCH: Lucas Cruikshank, Nickelodeon Star, Comes Out

Lucas Cruikshank, the 19-year-old comic actor who played the title character in Nickelodeon’s Fred: The Movie franchise, has revealed he’s gay in a video he posted to YouTube.

Cruikshank crawls into bed with his pal Jennifer Veal, a 20-year-old actress who starred in the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie, to answer questions submitted by fans. After answering a few, Veal asks for a drumroll for the biggie. “Are you gay?” she asks, reading a question from her iPhone and answering it herself. “He’s gay!” Cruikshank laughs, throws up his hands and agrees, “I’m gay!”