The UK’s biggest boy band (sad, but true) JLS have finally addressed the rumours about their sexuality in October’s Gay Times Magazine. UK’ers, unless living under a rock, will have no doubt been aware of the mass suggestion that some, if not all, of the four-piece are interested in guys. Here’s what the guys had to say about it:
Talking to Gay Times magazine about the rumours that one or more members of the band are gay, Aston says, “We always get the same thing from straight guys. Just because we like to take care of ourselves and get a lot of female attention, they’re first response is ‘you’re gay’.”
Marvin: “I met a girl in a club recently who was convinced that we were all gay – just because none of us tried it on with her! We were like ‘yeah whatever baby…’ We don’t care, though. We’ve got loads of gay friends anyway. All of mine fancy JB!”
Aston chips in with “whenever we do meet do meet and greet with gay fans, I’m the one they sling over their shoulders and run off with.”
Kudos to their PR team; it was actually an ingenious idea to combat the rumours – which they didn’t actually deny – by doing a feature with this magazine.
While their sexuality shouldn’t be as big a deal as folk are hyping about, my gripe centres solely on the fact they are crap lol; IMO their brand of crappiness represents all that is wrong with the industry today (shoddy music at the top of the charts). Perhaps contradicting myself, however, is my stance that I can’t hate on the guys for trying to live their dream…even if it has been pre-formatted to last approximately 15 minutes.