(VIDEO) Lance Bass says Colton Underwood is “monetizing” his coming out experience

Play Video

NSYNC member Lance Bass has criticized The Bachelor star Colton Underwood for “monetizing” his coming out experience. Underwood, 29, appeared on three different versions of ABC’s heterosexual reality dating show, including headlining the 23rd season of The Bachelor in 2019. Earlier this month, the professional football player came out as gay, saying he had “ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time. And I’m gay.” Underwood experienced backlash after the announcement that Netflix has commissioned a reality series documenting his coming out experience and featuring Olympian and actor Gus Kenworthy as his “gay guide.” Bass said Underwood was “definitely going to get a lot of backlash from the community at first.” “There is a small percentage of the community that’s just going to not like the fact he came out this way, that he’s monetizing the experience.” However, Bass ultimately believes that Underwood’s series would likely “help the [LGBTQ] community.”

Is LGBTQ Content Important to you?

Subscribe and get LGBTQ news and lifestyle directly in your inbox!