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As we mentioned yesterday, New Kids On The Block-er Donnie Wahlberg raised some eyebrows with a quote he gave about boy bands and closeted NKOTB member Jonathan Knight.

In a newspaper interview, Wahlberg had said, "You could look at a group like 'NSync and go, 'Oh my gosh, Lance Bass is the Jon Knight, Justin Timberlake is the Joe McIntyre, JC Chasez is the Jordan Knight'–you could go right down the line.

But Walhberg now feels he has to defend what he said - making it clear that he didn't mean to 'out' Knight.

Donnie claims that comparing Jon to Lance Bass wasn't a comparison to his homosexuality. Although a lot of people already know of Knight's gayness and even know that he has a boyfriend.

In a new interview, Donnie says, “That was an . . . out-of-context manipulation of my answer. I was referring to ’N Sync’s management trying to copy us - Joe the cute young Justin type, Jordan the dark and handsome JC type; Jon the shy and quiet Lance type.”

He clarified that it was just a “shy/quiet reference. Not a gay reference.”

Uh huh!

Shy/quiet = gay?

Donnie added, “The point was that they built that group to look like us and we were not built to look like anyone. Jon is my good friend. I wouldn’t backhand him.”

Ok, so he clearly didn't out him. But why won't Jon just come out?

Lance finally did and it didn't hurt his career. It actually helped it!

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80 comments to “Donnie Defends His Statement”



  1. 1

    Gaylord.



  2. 2

    WOW ANOTHER FUCKING AMAZING POSTS! YOUR MOM SUCKS PEREZ!



  3. 3

    Give it a fucking rest!!
    You know you only want JON for yourself that's why you keep bringing him up!

    LEAVE JON ALONE!



  4. 4

    AND NKOTB WAS NO N'SYNC!!!!



  5. 5

    HAHAHAHA ACCIDENTALLY OUTING YOUR FRIEND = GOOD LAUGHS FOR ME!



  6. 6

    even when i read it i didnt even think on the gay side, just a simple comparaison of the group. why people just wanna seperate??? if u're gay just shut up about it, why being so insecure?



  7. 7

    lame



  8. 8

    O.K. I LAUGHED FOR 20 SECONDS…CHANGE THE POST!



  9. 9

    fuck u perez



  10. 10

    WHAT ABOUT SNOOP DOGG ON MARHTHA STEWART PEREZ THAT WOULD BE INTERESTING! BUT NOOOOOO YOUR MOM HAS TO KEEP POSTING ABOUT ALL YOUR BOYFRIENDS YOU RAT BASTARD!



  11. 11

    He doesn't need to come out if he doesn't want to you Former FAT F



  12. 12

    GUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRL…
    Loves the new pic/drawing of you on top!



  13. 13

    DOES ANYBODY HAVE PEREZ'S ADDRESS I WOULD LIKE TO SEND HIM A SPECIAL GIFT I FOUND IN THE LADIES WASHROOM!!!



  14. 14


  15. 15

    *YAWN



  16. 16

    PEREZ QUIT IT WITH THE GAY POSTS!!!

  17. Eddie says – reply to this


    17

    Does he really have to NOW?



  18. 18

    so what!!! i still defend my opinion that they suck ballz….



  19. 19

    Re: LettyB Hates Perez – I CAN'T REMEMBER THE ADDRESS OF THE GREYHOUND STATION HE LIVES AT…SORRY =(



  20. 20

    Most gays I know are loud and boisterous.



  21. 21

    why would people assume that anyway……?…….i would have guessed he meant knight was the fug one in the band



  22. 22

    Wait til tomorrow. Ya gonna see my new avatar.



  23. 23

    shy, quiet, and gay are not the words to describe you, P.

    Well, except the gay, That fits.

    When are you gonna introduce us to a special man of yours?



  24. 24

    Jonathan Knight gets better with age. I don't remember him being the cute one.

  25. buck says – reply to this


    25

    Perez, life isn't always all about someone being gay



  26. 26


  27. 27

    YAWNS!



  28. 28

    NEXT!

  29. EatMe says – reply to this


    29

    Whatever. Boring.



  30. 30

    Re: LettyB Hates Perez – yeah! and what about the victoria secret freak with no belly button?????
    I want to read more about that too!!!!



  31. 31

    What's with all the "Hates Perez" crap? For someone who hates him you all sure love to put your ear up to his lips, don't you?
    .
    Love NKOTB.

  32. @v@ says – reply to this


    32

    Ooooops. Ideally, no one should care in this day and age anyhow.



  33. 33

    *



  34. 34

    wah



  35. 35

    WHY did him saying Lance Bass automatically meant that he was gay? That's so stupid. People need to get a life.



  36. 36

    Re: HotMommy – Hmmm, LET'S THINK??? WHY WOULD WE ATTACH "HATES PEREZ" TO OUR NAMES???…THIS IS A TOUGHY?
    .
    .
    HOLD ON STILL THINKING…… I GIVE UP! *sigh*



  37. 37

    Re: LettyB Hates Perez – Why does everyone say Perez's mom posts? Obviously someone else posts most of the time but it sure as hell isn't his mom! His mom is some spic who can't even speak english and she's too busy cleaning perez's apartment as the spanish cleaning lady! Perez hired his own mom to be his cleaning lady! So she sure as hell aint writing for the site!



  38. 38

    Where have you been? Jon has been out for years! They even mentioned it in the NKOTB E! True Hollywood Story a few years ago.



  39. 39

    Re: Wu-Tang Clan hates perez – flamboyant fucks, lol



  40. 40

    Re: SweetPat – Wait! Whaaaaa!? No belly button! I am intrigued :) Please give more info…



  41. 41

    I dont understand you Mario…you always trying to out someone. why does someone have to be out to be gay and proud. just cause he doesnt scream "hey im a big fat homo" like you doesnt mean that he isnt proud nor that he is hiding his sexuality. NOT everyone has to come out if they never felt they were in a closet. I thought you were helping by inspiring so many new artist and helping them by exp[osure but really your just about gossip that isnt always the truth and your ok with that. That just sucks Perez!



  42. 42

    who gives a a shit. Fat Body you are worthless. All boy bands are and were the same and he is write on the money with his statement and anybody with a brain would see that.



  43. 43

    PEREZ = LOUD, FUGLY GAY



  44. 44

    Hey Perez, sorry to burst your bubble but did you ever think that just MAYBE Jon ISN'T gay? All this is is just YOUR WISHFUL thinking that he IS gay because you think that you'd actually have a chance with Jon's FINE ASS? Which we all know that he wouldn't give you the time of day if he does turn out to be gay. You have no honest proof that Jon truely is gay. All you have are your "sources" that said he was gay. Now until Jon comes out of the closet…shut yer pie hole about him being gay & your fantasies about being with him!



  45. 45

    I am a HUGE NKOTB fan and when I first heard rumors that Jon may be gay, I seriously didn't have a problem with it. It actually makes sense in certain respects and doesn't change a dang thing. But still, I do have to defend Donnie here. If you're into the boy bands, you know for a fact that the guy that created N'Snyc and Backstreet Boys 100% patterned them after NKOTB. Each of them fit a "role" originally held by one of the members of NKOTB. Jordan, the cute one that sings lead is JC of N'Sync and Brian of Backstreet Boys. Joe, the cute and youngest one that sings second most is Justin of N'Sync and Nick of Backstreet Boys. Donnie, the badboy that has a different style and sings third most, is Chris of N'Sync and AJ of Backstreet Boys. Danny, the dark, Italiany muscles one is Joey from N'Sync and Kevin from Backstreet Boys. And then finally Jon, the shy, quiet guy who is always smiling, is Lance from N'Sync and Howie from Backstreet Boys. It's as simple as that people! You can do a Google and come up with this comparison probably thousands of times. So if Jon is gay, so be it. Doesn't make a difference one bit to me. I met him over the weekend and he was so incredibly nice and can still move like no other with his 40th birthday just next week! Just let him be - it's his personal life and it's none of our business.



  46. 46

    THANK U DONNIE. i heart u no matter what.. i know u wouldnt do anything rude to jon..and we all know that.. jon knows that…. the media sucks.

    FACE-TIME.NET



  47. 47

    Seriously… drawing on Jon's face is just disgusting. Why don't you leave him alone. He's not gonna give you any, so ride someone else's coattails… wannabe!



  48. 48

    Re: CPrince
    Um, no. I've seen that E! True Hollywood Story many times, and they did not say that.



  49. 49

    OMG! Cuz he doesnt feel like coming out. Why does everyone have to come out cuz you say they should!



  50. 50

    JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!! JON IS NOY GAY!!



  51. 51

    You are such a jack ass. Your going to have a lot of pissed of people if you dont leave Jonathan alone. Go talk about somebody who gives a shit about you.



  52. 52

    OK Perez… Now you are posting something about the NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK every fucking day!!! Come on… Get over it and leave them alone…

    Do you even know JON? Have you ever met him or even talk to him? What do you feel you are going to get out of this nonsense?

    Jon is a grown man and has no time to waste on you. He is way mature than you. Just leave him alone..

    And saying SHY/QUIET= GAY that is so stereotyping SO every shy girl/boy is gay? I dont think so… Seriously give it a rest…

    A MESSAGE FROM ALL BLOCKHEADS: "LEAVE JON ALONE"



  53. 53

    someone needs to "out" jordan knight, hahaha! so i guess by his analogies then that would make donnie the chris kirkpatrick of the group…ewww =)



  54. 54

    Thanks Perez! All of this free publicity that you are giving our guys! As they say, even bad publicity is good publicity! Keep putting their names out there….get more people interested and wanting to hear their new music!



  55. 55

    aww crying again. wow damn man is the welfare running out??
    gods help u if you ever meet one of us nkotb fans…
    your goinng to find out how much of a queen bitches we can be when we knock your fat ass on the ground.. or would u just run away, up arms screaming???
    dude like i said get a shrink, take a pill or od..



  56. 56

    This so stupid prez took it out of contects. just because Jon Knight is shy and quiet dosen't mean he is gay. when guys are that way they are them selfs. He might have a friend but that doesn't mean anything. only why he is so quiet is because that he has panic attach and it affect your life and if he doesn't want to get married thats ok to because most people know who they are and how to deal with it. If he doesn't want kid that ok too. Why bing this up everytime he is not gay. It was a comparison of the groups I thought perze dosen't know what he ois talking about. please leave Jon Alone he is a good guy. Every girl adores him and even love him like me I like him and hi Brother Jordan



  57. 57

    Re: HotMommy – like i am going to put my foot up to your ass!!!



  58. 58

    Jon dated 90s singing sensation Tiffany for over a year and he has actually admitted in interviews that he was in love with her and she is definitely female! Even in the later days of New Kids on the Block, all of us fans even guessed that Jon must have decided he prefered getting fucked up the ass, because he NEVER hooked with groupies like the others all did!



  59. 59

    …I meant FEMALE groupies. I've known Jon's been gay over over ten years.



  60. 60

    Why is it so important for you that he come out? I'm gay and I don't need a famous person to tell me about their sexual orientation to validate the feelings I have about my own. And I do not feel that I have to advise random people that I like girls. So, my question to you is - are you as comfortable in your sexuality as you claim to be? Because lately, you come across as one of those angry, militant people who try to convince the world that being gay is okay so as to rid himself of his own guilt , shame and self-loathing. Just an observation.



  61. 61

    Oh get over it!
    He wasn't trying to 'out' him! It was just a comment.. it's totally understandable. and you can compare them.. you can do the same with NKOTB and Backstreet Boys!
    duh! get a grip! it's not a big deal!

  62. Zeph says – reply to this


    62

    Re: LettyB Hates Perez – nkotb was wayyy better then nsync, u r mean and i love nkotb and jon prolly likes girls and if u hate them so much then why r u wasting time reading bout them u r prolly an nkotb closet fan!

  63. rrvj says – reply to this


    63

    Perez ur constantly outing people. IF its true or not true and if Donnie felt like it was taken out of context than take his word. Maybe Jon doesn't wanna come out (why do we have to come out when choose our sexuality you don't out straight people), because his sexuality is his business. Why don't you respect that. NOT EVERYONE HAS TO COME OUT HOOPING AND HOLLERIN…..

    I got to meet them at a meet in greet in Jersey (first group to take photo) and I found all of them sweet. Leave alone all the people you are trying to out……..

  64. Clemy says – reply to this


    64

    Re: LettyB Hates Perez – you are right NKOTB is and always will be a lot better then nsync! for that matter pretty much every other band(boy or other) is better then nsync!!



  65. 65

    When I first read Donnie's comment I thought exactly the same thing - that Jon and Lance were both the shy/quiet ones in the group.

    Perez your loud ass knows that shy/quiet does not = gay.



  66. 66

    Why do you always have to read gay into everything? I read that comment, and the gay aspect didn't even pop into my head. I thought he was referring to the fact that both were very shy and quiet, and both were the worst dancers of their group.

    And why should he have to come out of the closet? There is nothing wrong with someone wanting to keep their private life private. I am glad I am not rich and famous, because people like you would be forcing your "out" status on people who don't want to live that way.l



  67. 67

    Leave Jon alone is right. I'm with Joey! And Donnie. I have met Jon and my "gaydar" did not go off. (And I am usually 99% accurate). He IS quiet and shy. He also has an Anxiety disorder. Gee…I wonder why!?! Wow. People are stupid. In case I was that 1% wrong this time, so what?The only bad thing about him being gay would be that all those "Jon girls" out there will be very disappointed. WE LOVE YOU EITHER WAY JON!!!!



  68. 68

    No one gives a big shit what Donny has to say!! Any grown man that goes around calling himself a kid and wears his hat backward is a total douche–his fifteen minutes are going to up soon, so he's looking for any publicity he can get and he doesn't are who he trashes! What an asshole!!

    PS. I think that part of the reason that Donnyboy is terminally pissed all the time is because he has to live in the shadow of his mega-talented brother! Bite it Donny!!



  69. 69

    lol brotherly luv going too far huh?



  70. 70

    Take the dick out of your ass and get over it, UGLY BITCH! He doesnt want you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fucking sperm gulper!



  71. 71

    Re: crazyinla – No i think Danny's the Chris Kirkpatrick. Donnie is more the Joey Fatone.

    And Perez, if Jon was gay he had 15 YEARS out of the spotlight to come out. he's not gay and if he is so the fuck what? what does it prove to anyone?



  72. 72

    Dude, when will you ever back off? Seriously! Jon is not going to tell anyone if he is or isnt gay. And if he is, you for sure will not be the first one to know. LEAVE JON ALONE PLEASE! You are seriously going WAY too far with this and if you are the reason why NKOTB is not continuing their tour on down the road, trust me there will be a LOT of angry fans and I will be one of them. You better not be the reason why they won't stay together. We lost them once and now that we got them back we arent letting some stupid gossip that you created take them away from us. So PLEASE leave him alone dude! It's so wrong on many levels. I didn't see anyone gay bashing you, did we? I don't think so! So PLEASE SHUT UP with his gay bashing Jon. He is NOT gay!!!



  73. 73

    Oh please!!! To say that NKOTB was an original idea is ridiculous and ignorant! Every generation has their own boy band…
    The 60's had the Beach Boys
    The 70's had the Bay City Rollers
    The 80's had NKOTB
    The 90's had NSYNC and Backstreet Boys

    It is NOT an original idea.



  74. 74

    Re: ch_allan
    lol he isnt trying to out him….
    sureeeeeeeeeee. man some people are so bright, its leaves me in aw..



  75. 75

    Love them either way! And by the way in my opion NKOTB (new & old) is much better than N'SYNC ever was!



  76. 76

    SHUT IT PEREZ!!!! YOU WILL NEVER HAVE HIM…GET OVER IT!!!



  77. 77

    Ya Know What I JUst Got A SN Just So I Could Post Something To Your Sorry Ass….Cuz I Cant Stand You…You Dont Even Know Jon,He Is A Nice Guy,Why You Have To Say Stuff About Him When You Dont Even Know Its True Or NOT!..So Why Dont You Just Leave Him And The Other Guys ALONE!..If For Some Reason Jon Is Gay He Dont Need You All Up In His Business….And Im Sorry To Post This But All You Other Ppl Who Read this CRAP Are All Just Like Him..All This Stuff Is Are RUMORS.Unless Its Coming From That Person Thats All It Is…I Have Liked Him From The Beginning And Ill Like Him Even After They Are Gone.. Just Leave Him ALONE!



  78. 78

    What is wrong with you? Don't you have a life? Can't you just leave people alone. Whatever someone's sexual preference is has nothing to do with you. You're just jealous that Jon's not in to you.



  79. 79

    Umm…I got further with him than you did John Mayer and I have a vagina…guess you would just call that curious. Whatev, Perez. Much gratitude for keeping the boys in the headlines.



  80. 80

    How hot both of them are…..Am loving it….Style your statement like this and create a musical blog on at www.uploaded.tv with your short portfolio