August 21, 2013 2:13 PM EST
WATCH! Fred Star Lucas Cruikshank Comes Out as a Gay in Video Announcement [VIDEO and PHOTOS]
All the female fans of Nickelodeon's Fred were shocked when Lucas Cruikshank, star of Nickelodeon's Fred, has declared on his YouTube channel his proud sexuality.
The 19-year-old posted the confessional video Tuesday where he tells his fans that his family and friends are already aware about his sexuality for almost three years now. It is just now that the actor felt the need to announce it on Internet.
"I'm gay. It's so weird saying it on camera," Lucas said adding a little humor to it that "How come you didn't have to make a video saying you're straight?"
"My family and friends have known for, like, three years," he says in the video. "I just haven't felt the need to announce it on the internet."
He told his fans that the declaration should not come as a shock to them as most of his friends do know about it.
"When you first met me, did you know I was gay?" he asks his close friend Jennifer Veal, to which she responds "yeah."
After the announcement, his fans on Twitter came out in his support telling him how proud they are of his declaration. He also got "proud of you" tweet from gay icon Cher and an excited Lucas posted a picture of that message.
"THIS IS HOW I FEEL ABOUT CHER DM'ING ME TODAY," Lucas tweeted an excited picture of him.
@bricepope621m: @LucasCruikshank so much respect for that! Im giving you all my support! :)
@harto: Props to @LucasCruikshank for taking a step in the right direction. Time to celebrate! :)
@buckhollywood: @LucasCruikshank love you. Proud of you.
@ChrisCrocker: I think it's great @LucasCruikshank is open. It'll show younger people you can be an out gay actor & get work. Applause for him
However, one of his female fan also joked that she will now call off the wedding! "fine then lucas ill call off the wedding," the fan wrote.
"I honestly love you all so much. Your support is everything and I'm glad you liked the video," the teenage actor tweeted.
Other than being Fred on the Nickelodeon channel, Lucas also appeared in "Marvin Marvin" that had ended in April.
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