Joshua Bassett pens note about his sexuality, loving who you love

Joshua Bassett thanked those who stand for “love and acceptance” after he raised questions about his sexuality by calling Harry Styles “hot” in a recent interview.

“my entire life people have told me my sexuality,” the “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” star, 20, wrote in a lengthy letter on Twitter Tuesday. “people have shamed me for things they know nothing about. I want to say thank you to those of you who stand for love and acceptance.”

Bassett said in the message to his fellow Gen Z-ers, “it’s 2021. we are the generation of love & growth, it’s time we start acting like it.”

“whether you love me, hate me, or damn me to hell, i love you all the same,” he concluded. “love who you love shamelessly. it’s ok to still be figuring out who you are. life’s too short to let ignorance and hatred win. i choose love.” 

On Monday, the Disney+ star’s name become a trending topic on Twitter after fans believed he had “come out” as a member of the LGBTQ community during an interview with Clevver News.

In a rapid-fire segment, Bassett was asked, “What is it about Harry Styles that you admire?”

The actor praised Styles, saying the 27-year-old singer was “classy,” “well-rounded,” “hot” and “very charming.”

“I guess this is also my coming out video?” he added.

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Fans on social media had mixed responses to the comment, with some taking it as an actual “coming out” announcement while others thought Bassett was just kidding.

Reps for the young star did not respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

Earlier this year, Bassett was involved in a love triangle with two of his Disney co-stars, Olivia Rodrigo and Sabrina Carpenter, which sparked Rodrigo’s hit single “Drivers License” and several other tracks by the trio.

It was rumored that Carpenter, 22, and Bassett began a romance after Rodrigo, 18, and Bassett split sometime last year.

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