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Hollywood Life: Lucas Cruikshank Comes Out As Gay: Fans Show Their Support On Twitter

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thumbnail Lucas Cruikshank Comes Out As Gay: Fans Show Their Support On Twitter
Aug 20th 2013, 23:26, by tierneyhl

After Lucas, 19, addressed his sexuality for the first time in his latest vlog, fans took to Twitter to voice their support for the Nickelodeon star.

Lucas Cruikshank, who shot to YouTube stardom via his hyperactive “Fred” persona, confirmed that he’s gay in his latest video on August 20. ”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.”

Well, now that he has, his followers on Twitter are coming forward to show Lucus some love! Read on to see what they had to say.

Lucas Cruikshank Comes Out As Gay – Fans Show Their Support On Twitter

So many fans tweeted at Lucas on August 20 to tell them how proud they are of him. What a heartwarming display!

@bricepope621m: @LucasCruikshank so much respect for that! Im giving you all my support! :)

@harto: Props to @LucasCruikshank for taking a step in the right direction. Time to celebrate! :)

@buckhollywood: @LucasCruikshank love you. Proud of you.

@ChrisCrocker: I think it’s great @LucasCruikshank is open. It’ll show younger people you can be an out gay actor & get work. Applause for him

@alexthemagix: So @LucasCruikshank has come out of the closet. Other breaking news: sky is blue, grass is green, etc. ;) Just kidding, good on him! #Fred

@Radiofixr2m@LucasCruikshank you are so awesome and a braver soul than me-very proud of you

Lucas even got a very special private Twitter message from singer and gay icon Cher, who told Lucas, “proud of you!” How sweet! Lucas was so excited about the message that he posted a picture of it to Twitter with the caption “What!?!?”

Lucas tweeted in response to all of his less famous fans, “I honestly love you all so much. Your support is everything and I’m glad you liked the video ☺”

Lucas must feel so safe and loved. We’re so glad he’s fans are supporting him!

Lucas Cruikshank Comes Out As Gay

In the video posted on August 20, Lucas revealed he’s gay, suggesting that it shouldn’t come as such a shock.

“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.

HollywoodLifers, are you proud of Lucas too? Watch his special announcement below, then drop a comment with your thoughts!

WATCH: Lucas Cruikshank Comes Out In New Video

— Tierney McAfee

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