Lucas Cruikshank has come out as gay. On Aug. 20, MSN Wonderwall reported that the "Fred" star made an Internet video to let the world know his sexual orientation. While Lucas said it was "weird" for him to say it -- out loud -- he made the decision to come out publicly and his fans have shown nothing but tremendous support for him.
"I'm gay ... I feel so weird saying it. My family and friends have known for like three years. I just haven't felt the need to post it on the internet (sic)," Cruikshank said when asked by "Jessie's" Jennifer Veal.
Lucas Cruikshank is a YouTube sensation as well as a Nickelodeon star. He has had great success in various shows like "Fred" and "Marvin Marvin." The 19-year-old has been receiving tons of messages in support of his decision to come out. Many people are proud of his decision to speak out about being gay and many believe that he will be a role model for teens who are gay.
One notable person who supports Cruikshank's decision to come out is Cher. She sent the actor a private message on Twitter to let him know that she was "proud." He was really excited to see that message!
Are you a Lucas Cruikshank fan? Are you happy that he came out?
© Effie Orfanides 2013