*NSYNC's Lance Bass blames industry pressure for preventing young boy banders from revealing their sexuality.
We're all about fielding #important pop star questions, thoughts, and concerns here at Buzzworthy -- well, really we should say adding our own two cents to pop star-themed debates. Especially when they're led by former *NSYNC member Lance Bass, who posed a fascinating (and potentially polarizing) boy band theory the other day during an interview on "The Rubin Report." What began as an semi-innocent conversation about NBA basketball player Jason Collins coming out as gay morphed into a larger discussion of what it means for members of the entertainment industry -- boy bands in particular -- to reveal their sexuality. (Lance, as you may remember, famously came out to the world on the cover of People magazine in 2006.)
In their chat, Lance and Dave Rubin discussed what it would mean for a boy band member to come out as being gay at the peak of their career, and they even went so far as to suggest that, statistically speaking, at least ONE member of One Direction might be gay. But, unlike an athlete, it'd be even harder theoretically for a boy bander to come out due to music industry "business plans" and sustaining "young women's fantasies." Read on to see how the exchange went down:
Read more about Lance Bass' thoughts about boy band members coming out after the jump.