Nickelodeon Star Lucas Cruikshank Comes Out as Gay, Surprises Very Few

Jeremy Blacklow
omg!
August 20, 2013

"Fred" is out of the closet.

Lucas Cruikshank, 19, one of the biggest original YouTube stars of all time, told the world he was gay in a video he posted Tuesday to — wait for it — YouTube.

The young actor from Nebraska, who rose to fame as the star of his own online series "Fred," posted a video of himself in bed alongside his good friend Jennifer Veal (of Disney Channel's "Jessie"), in which he shared with the world that he's attracted to the same sex.

Considering the video was titled, "Are You Gay?!?", it probably would've been much more surprising if he hadn't come out.

"Drum roll please …" Jennifer begins. "Are you gay?!"

"It's so funny to hear you say it!" Lucas chimes in.

"He's gay," the BFF confirms.

"I'm gay," adds the young man, who turns 20 next week. "My family and friends have known it for like three years. I just haven't felt the need to announce it on the Internet."

And there you have it.

Lucas went on to create several "Fred" movies and specials that aired on Nickelodeon before starring in the show "Marvin, Marvin" for the teen network.

More reactions from fans on Twitter echoed the same theme … duh!:

Who else isn't surprised @LucasCruikshank ( Fred ) came out of the closet? #lol

— V A N E N D R I S (@VANNY_B0Y) August 20, 2013

So Lucas Cruikshank came out even though everyone else already knew

— Matthew McMonster (@matthewislife) August 20, 2013

Aw I think it's cute that @LucasCruikshank is gay, so what if he is? He's still amazing gay or not :)

— WATERMELONE (@KryptoniteNouis) August 20, 2013

Lucas then proceeded to post a screen grab of a Twitter direct message from Cher, confirming to the world that he's not messin' around.

What to Read Next