Leave Gay New Kid Jonathan Knight Alone!

By: Brandon Voss
4.15.2013

Seriously, who would've thought that Jonathan Knight would be the New Kid on the Block still making headlines in 2013?

Not long after the socially anxious singer walked off stage at a NYC concert, Jordan Knight's gay brother is opening up in a new interview with Gay Times about that time Tiffany sorta outed him in 2011 on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live.

"I felt stupid having to make a public statement," he says. "Even when the band got back together in 2008, New Kids fans knew I was gay. Everyone did."

Did they, Jonathan? Did they?

He also had unkind words in the interview for Perez Hilton, who made Jonathan a target after one of his exes sold private pics to the National Enquirer. "Perez tried to out me many times and I hate that guy for doing that," he continues. "I was already gay and living a gay lifestyle but he wanted me to talk about it. Why? My brother and the rest of the guys don't go on interviews saying 'I'm straight' etc. so why do I need to just because I'm gay? People like him want me to talk about it to make themselves feel better. They think 'I'm gay so I want to make sure everybody knows I'm not the only one out there.' I hate that."

Wow. OK, so Jonathan Knight won't be leading a pride parade or volunteering for the Trevor Project anytime soon...

What do you think of his comments that he hates having to be vocal about his sexuality just to make other gay people feel better and less alone?

Tags: PEOPLE
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