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Joshua Bassett, vedette de High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and speculation on the lyrics of her co-star Olivia Rodrigo’s highly successful new album, confirmed in an interview with GQ which he identifies as queer, or at least as part of the entire LGBTQ + alphabet. Speculation about how Bassett identifies started when Bassett opened up about what he thinks Harry Styles Hot In Video Interview then apparently joked, or maybe not, that “this is also my output video”. He followed it with a statement in which he said that “all my life people have told me about my sexuality” but resisted defining his sexuality further. Well he followed him saying GQ that, in the case of the Harry Styles video, “it wasn’t a joke.” When asked to expand further, he added that “there are a lot of letters in the alphabet… why bother rushing to wrap it up? Sometimes your letter changes, sometimes you try another, other times you realize you are not what you thought you were, or maybe you always knew. All of this can be true. I’m happy to be a part of the LGBTQ + community because they are all-embracing. Don’t let anyone tell you that love is not love. They are probably the ones who need it the most.
In the GQ Profile, Bassett also notes that he is “anti-coming out that there is no need to” but that “people are welcome to have boxes if they want”. He received a flurry of responses when the video of him talking about Styles went viral and insisted that “I supported every word I said” in his follow-up post. “Even if there are consequences, I would much rather face the consequences and live my truth than live in fear. He also said he was “very at peace. I celebrate pride throughout the month. So now that Bassett has developed more, when will Disney inevitably bring it into a future release? Can Rachel Zegler’s Snow White Meet a Prince Who’s Part of the Alphabet? Is Marvel looking to keep things inside the Disney + family by launching its Wiccan? He’s already playing Beast on HSM:TM:TS; can we give him a story where he goes to the pride of 18th century Paris? (It should exist in a fantastic version of 18th-century Paris with very different ideas about Catholicism, but anyway.)