Hollywood Life
August 20, 2013

I almost feel silly for putting a breaking news strap on this post, but what can you do? Lucas Cruikshank, who shot to YouTube stardom via his hyperactive “Fred” persona, confirmed he’s gay Aug. 20 in his latest video. ”My family and friends have known for, like, three years,” he says in the video. “I just haven’t felt the need to announce it on the internet.”

(Nor should he have to.)

“When you first met me, did you know I was gay?” he asks his friend Jennifer Veal, to which she responds “yeah” without even a hint of hesitation.

Aside from his popularity on YouTube, Lucas also starred on the short-lived Nickelodeon sitcom Marvin Martian from 2012 to 2013. He reportedly left Nickelodeon in June 2013.