Remember little Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers? Well, the teen heartthrob is back on the pop music scene with a little less than a month until his big solo release. Only he isn't exactly doing the Jonas Brothers schtick anymore: Where once the conservative boy band was squeamish about their gay fans, Jonas is now actively courting them. Very actively. Now, he seems to want to make up for lost time: "I really want to make an effort to embrace the community with open arms. And how open.
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Nick Jonas Isn't "Gay Baiting" To Win LGBT Fans
In the past few years, Nick Jonas has been making plenty of exciting career moves. From his solo music after his family band, the Jonas Brothers, dissolved in , to showing his impressive acting chops on shows like Kingdom and Scream Queens , it's clear that Jonas is coming into his own as an artist and actor and managing his adult career on his own terms. But lately Jonas has faced criticism that he's "gay baiting" or somehow using his sexuality to win LGBT fans, strategically picking his career moves around this.
Nick Jonas has been in the public eye for 10 years now, continuously dealing with tabloid rumors and speculation, and yet sometimes they still get to him. Case in point: the "gay baiting" critics who accuse him of using the LGBT community to gain more fame. It's sad because Nick's done quite a bit of work within the LGBT community, including raising awareness by playing several gay characters in some of his latest roles.