New Kids On The Block - Knight: 'I Never Hid My Sexuality'

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK star JONATHAN KNIGHT has spoken out following reports he was recently 'outed' as gay, insisting he has never hidden his sexuality.
The singer hit the headlines earlier this week (24Jan11) after 1980s pop star Tiffany revealed he was gay in a live U.S. TV interview, shocking fans who had no idea he was homosexual.
But Knight is adamant he wasn't hurt by Tiffany's 'announcement' - because he 'came out' to friends and family years ago.
In a post on the band's official website, he writes, "To all my fans who have expressed concern: I have never been outed by anyone but myself. I did so almost twenty years ago. I never knew that I would have to do it all over again publicly just because I reunited with NKOTB! I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay. Apparently the prerequisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption, 'I am gay'.
"I love living my life being open and honest, but at this time I choose not to discuss my private life any further! My fellow band members don't discuss their private lives with their loved ones and I don't feel that just because I am gay, I should have to discuss mine!"


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Jon is the most amazing man out there! Look beyond the tabloids and gossip ! What an amazing person he is! love you Jon!! xoxo
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i cant believe she did that, what right did she have. That was a very underhanded thing to do and is was not an accident or she would have thought before hand. She wants her name in lights again and is seeing green, trying to bring back her connection with nkotb the wrong way. Congrats tif we hated you than and hate you now, you were a mall singer grow up and get over it. We only heard of her because of that one time with nkotb, tiffany, your time in the light is over stick to vh1 count downs lol
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i have the tattoo to prove where and withhow i stand behind, love you all and may god continue to bless you all, like he has.
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It's hard to believe that any "fan" didn't know of his sexuality.. To me that means that you really aren't a fan at all! He ALWAYS makes innuendos about it. And besides, what does it matter anhow?Love you Jon!
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