While we — along with a lot of other people — thought it was incredibly brave of him to open up about something so horrible, the 36-year-old confessed in an interview released on Tuesday that not everyone was as supportive, explaining:
"The sad thing is … even I started getting judged when that story came out. They're like, 'Well, if he was bein' honest…' I'm like, 'Really, I'm just gonna lie about that?'"
After facing backlash for his admission, the former boy band member says he understands why women have a difficult time speaking out after they've been sexually assaulted:
The former *NSYNC member went on to say that right when the boy band was talking off two decades ago, an older man, whom Bass referred to as a "pedophile," worked with the pop group would touch him and "the guys" inappropriately.
But apparently, the singer's choice of wording may have confused viewers about what actually happened!
We were absolutely devastated to learn about the shooting Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.
A gunman opened fire on the school's campus, killing as many as 10 people and injuring 20 others. This terrible tragedy is one of many in the United States this year alone.
The shooter was reportedly killed in a firefight with authorities who were responding to the 9-1-1 call.
We aren't the only ones whose hearts were broken to hear about this sad, senseless act of violence. Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Eva Longoria took to Twitter to express their grief and share their condolences, writing:
I can’t imagine what the families of UCC are going through. The world is rising up to hold you in the light. I hope you can feel our love.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 1, 2015