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Lance Bass explains why Colton Underwood is facing backlash from the gay community

Lance Bass says Colton Underwood will face backlash from the gay community for ‘monetizing the expertise’.

Colton, 29, publicly got here out on Good Morning America on Wednesday and is reportedly filming a Netflix actuality present about his life as a gay man.

Lance, who got here out as gay in 2006, spoke about The Bachelor star on the newest episode of The Ben & Ashley I. Almost Famous Podcast this week.


He can relate: Lance Bass has spoken out about Colton Underwood and the backlash The Bachelor star has been receiving since he got here out on GMA this week

On why he thinks Colton is getting a lot backlash on-line after popping out, the former NSYNC singer defined: ‘This gay community is very numerous, however we can be very fickle.

‘He’s undoubtedly gonna get a variety of backlash from the community at first. Not the majority, however there is a small proportion of the community that is simply gonna not like the incontrovertible fact that he got here out this fashion, that he’s monetizing the expertise.’

He continued, ‘They don’t suppose he deserves this consideration and a type of causes is, and this is what I skilled after I got here out… once you first come out, most individuals don’t have any clue about the LGBT community. 

'There is a small percentage of the community that's just gonna not like the fact that he came out this way, that he’s monetizing the experience.' Lance said. Colton is reportedly filming a Netflix show about his life as a gay man

‘There is a small proportion of the community that is simply gonna not like the incontrovertible fact that he got here out this fashion, that he’s monetizing the expertise.’ Lance stated. Colton is reportedly filming a Netflix present about his life as a gay man

Lance, who publicly came out in 2006, is pictured with husband Michael Turchin here in November 2019

Lance, who publicly got here out in 2006, is pictured with husband Michael Turchin right here in November 2019

‘They do not know what the points are as a result of they’ve been so separated from that on goal. So when somebody comes out as a public determine, so many individuals instantly go, ‘It’s too late.’ They do not wish to assist it as a result of they do not really feel like you understand what you are speaking about but. 

‘But I do not suppose Colton is making an attempt to steer that cost of making an attempt to be the spokesperson for the LGBTQ community.’ Lance, 41, added.

The singer stated that he may relate to Colton as a result of ‘90% of my followers have been girls, they usually all thought I used to be straight. I made my money off girls and singing about love and utilizing that market. So me popping out, it was scary… trigger now everybody is gonna see me as a liar..’ 

Meanwhile, Colton has no rapid plans up to now after popping out as gay. 

'But I don't think Colton is trying to lead that charge of trying to be the spokesperson for the LGBTQ community.' Lance, 41, added. Colton is seen here on GMA as he announced that he's gay

‘But I do not suppose Colton is making an attempt to steer that cost of making an attempt to be the spokesperson for the LGBTQ community.’ Lance, 41, added. Colton is seen right here on GMA as he introduced that he is gay 

Single: Even though he is out and proud after his GMA special, Colton is single right now and has no plans to change this in the near future, a source told TMZ

Single: Even although he is out and proud after his GMA particular, Colton is single proper now and has no plans to vary this in the close to future, a supply advised TMZ

Busy: Colton is reportedly busy with his Netflix show and also wants to spend quality time with his family in Denver rather than focus on a relationship right now

Busy: Colton is reportedly busy together with his Netflix present and likewise needs to spend high quality time together with his household in Denver reasonably than deal with a relationship proper now

Even although he is out and proud after his GMA particular, Colton is single proper now and has no plans to vary this in the close to future. 

A supply advised TMZ: ‘Colton is not courting anybody now and wasn’t courting anybody earlier than he made his massive announcement this week on GMA.’

They added that Colton is busy together with his Netflix present and likewise needs to spend high quality time together with his household in Denver reasonably than deal with a relationship proper now. 

Meanwhile, Colton’s ex, Cassie Randolph, 25 – who he met throughout his season on The Bachelor and dated after – has damaged her silence after his revelation about his sexuality.  

Cassie – who not too long ago jetted to the island of Cozumel in Mexico for a getaway – wrote on Instagram: ‘Thank you to everybody for the form feedback and messages.’ 

She additionally revealed she is taking every week off from posting on her YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, Colton's ex, Cassie Randolph, 25 - who he met during his season on The Bachelor and dated after - has broken her silence after his revelation about his sexuality. She accused him of harassing her and filed a restraining order against him after their split last year

Meanwhile, Colton’s ex, Cassie Randolph, 25 – who he met throughout his season on The Bachelor and dated after – has damaged her silence after his revelation about his sexuality. She accused him of harassing her and filed a restraining order towards him after their break up final year

After their break up, Cassie filed courtroom paperwork accusing Colton of stalking her, harassing her and planting a monitoring system in her automotive.

Cassie later dropped the restraining order and Colton didn’t straight handle the controversy in his GMA interview however admitted that he had made errors. 

He stated: ‘I’d simply say that I’m sorry from the backside of my coronary heart. ‘I’m sorry for any ache and emotional stress I triggered. I want that it would not have occurred the means that it did. I want that I had been brave sufficient to repair myself earlier than I broke anyone else.’ 


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