Let’s move on, people! New Kid On The Block Jonathan Knight has finally given the public statement about his homosexuality the world has been clamoring for. “I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay!” Knight said on NKOTB’s blog. “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 apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected!” Knight’s (understandable) annoyance comes from the drama that followed ex-girlfriend Tiffany‘s comments about his lifestyle on Bravo, with fans complaining she “outed” him (Jonathan has tweeted his support of Tiffany—”I know you weren’t being mean and I found it to be funny!”).
“If there ever has been any confusion about my sexuality, then you are someone that doesn’t even know me!” continued Knight. 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!” Well said, Jonathan! And considering he was the most nondescript New Kid before the revelation (Donnie’s the bad-ass, Jordan’s the falsetto, Joey’s the young one and Danny’s Joe Camel), dude probably has more fans than ever! So let’s leave him alone and not make him write more exclamation points!