“Ain’t no party like an S Club (coming out) party, cuz and S Club Party don’t stop…” Actor and former member of the blast from the past teen pop sensation (S Club, Formerly S Club 7), Jon Lee shows his colours has come out of the closet to reveal his sexuality in an interview with GT magazine. Looking back, it’s really no surprise (sort of like the non-shocker that was Lance Bass from N’Sync). That being said, it’s always good when public figures speak out about their sexuality because it’s going to make it that much easier for a young teenager to feel comfortable in their own skin and come out when they are ready as well.
S Club is gonna “Bring It All Back” and is planning an appearance in the UK at Doncaster Gay Pride this month. The other members include Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara, Hannah Spearritt and Rachel Stevens.
Below is some of what is discussed in the GT magazine interview with Lee:
On Speculation He Was Gay:
“If someone had said ’are you gay?’ I would have said yes, but no-one ever did. I’ve never felt the need to leap out of the closet singing and dancing about it. I’ve always known I was gay, from a very young age. I came out to my friends and my family at a very young age, so for me it’s always been my life and it’s never needed to be a huge change that I’ve had to tell everyone about.”
On Coming Out Of The Closet:
“If you are in the public eye I think people feel like they have a right to know, feel like they have a right to ask and that you should be completely open and honest about all these things. And I think it depends.”
What’s His Type?:
“Obviously you have to be good looking, not an utter rotter, but someone who’s just happy in themselves you know? That to me is attractive. And someone to make me laugh. If you can make me laugh you’re halfway there really.”
What’s Up With The Rest Of S Club 7?:
“I think they’re still doing it. I think they’re doing universities and clubs and gigs. It’s not something I would particularly want to do, but I take my hat off to them, I think it takes a lot of nerve to get up there and do it, for anybody, to come from doing Wembley Arena and then go back to doing that.”