Releasing a powerfully revealing and personal statement to his YouTube channel today, Connor Franta has shocked fans and followers with the revelation that he is gay. NMR of course applauds Franta, not merely for being emotionally confident in who he is, but also for the straightforward manner in which he chose to share this declaration. He didn’t use it as a tactic to sell a book or make it into some showy talking point. He simply sat down before the cameras and opened himself up to his fans in a mature and frank manner.
The newly released footage, which seems to have caught many by surprise, is quickly going viral and his social media accounts are already blowing up with messages of support and love from friends, fans and well-wishers.
The emerging star, who first started on YouTube in 2010, came to prominence with Our2ndLife (O2L), a collaboration “supergroup” popular with teens, tweens and young girls everywhere. No doubt the news will break some hearts, but ultimately his fans should respect him for being who he is.
“Growing up, I always knew I was a little bit different than everyone,” Franta admits during the nearly six-and-a-half minute video titled “Coming Out.” NMR has reached out to Franta’s management company for a comment, we will update when we hear back.
In the meantime though, congratulations, Connor.