Nick Jonas has had to withstand a lot of speculation about his sexuality and alleged gay-baiting. In the February/March 2016 Issue of Complex, the actor-singer confronted both accusations head-on:
"As a heterosexual male, [I am] open and comfortable about loving my fan base, gay or straight, because to me there is no difference, it is my fan base. Your sexual preference does not matter to me and it shouldn’t matter to anybody. I thought [the criticism] was kind of dumb, considering I play this gay character on a gritty show [Kingdom]. There’s a gay sex scene. I kissed a man."
Jonas then continued to explain how sexuality really shouldn't matter:
"The goal is acceptance on all levels— that should be the focus. I’ve gone to normal clubs, straight clubs, and I’ve gone to gay clubs, to party with my friends and fans. There’s no difference. I have nothing to prove. I’m very comfortable in my own skin and I’m thankful to have as many close gay friends as I have, people who have been so supportive in my life, and have always been there for me."