Watch: Nickelodeon Star Lucas Cruikshank Comes Out [VIDEO]
Cher Praises YouTube Star
Fred Figglehorn is gay. Lucas Cruikshank, the star who plays the animated character on YouTube and in a Nickelodeon movie, came out of the closet in a recent video.
Cruikshank, 19, made the announcement to his fans in a recent Q&A session with his best friend, Jennifer Veal, in a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday.
After curling up under the covers together, the pair began answering silly questions from watchers. But the real revelation came when Veal asked Cruikshank the million dollar question: "are you gay?"
After a squeal and laughter, Cruikshank confirmed that he is.
"I'm gay. I feel so weird saying it on camera. But my family and friends have known for like three years," he said. "I just haven't felt the need to announce it on the Internet."
Later Cruikshank took to Twitter to thank his fans for all the support, and to show everyone the kind words he got from one truly unexpected fan:.
Check out the video of Cruikshank's big moment below. And be sure to wish him a happy birthday -- the star turns 20 next week.