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Jonas Brothers: Gay rumors come with being in a boy band

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The brothers are all grown up

The Jonas Brothers are back after taking a short break, and this time they know who they are and aren't taking attitude from anyone.

The brothers are all grown up

When the Jonas Brothers decided to appear in the new issue of Out magazine, they wanted to use the opportunity to talk about life in a boy band and the many stereotypes it can bring with it. The three brothers have faced many rumors over the years. They understand what being in a boy band leads people to think, but they don't mind at all.

"We have a lot of gay friends and gay fans," Joe Jonas said. "It’s a boy band stereotype; people assume, but we don’t take offense."

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Nick Jonas added that his extracurricular activities didn't help his cause once he joined the boy band.

"Prior to us being a band, I was a super theater geek," he explained. "I loved theater and I still do, and I care about fashion and I care about a lot of things that I feel like stereotypes are attached to."

Nick even made the leap to Broadway, and has been appearing on the stage during the band's downtime.

The brothers have grown, both as individuals and a band, and know their new album is the best place to shape the new, grown-up Jonas Brothers. They explained that after seven years of constant performing, they needed the short break they took. But now they are back with a new sound and a new attitude.

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"You get to this point where you can’t live your life trying to satisfy everybody, personally or as a musician," Joe explained. "Somebody’s going to find something negative. So we were like, Let’s just be who we are and have opinions — whether it’s on politics or music — and really show who we are as people."

The Jonas Brothers kick off their nationwide tour on Oct. 11 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

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