Lucas Cruikshank -- the viral video star who played the ultra-hyper "Fred" character in a Nickelodeon movie and several shows -- has announced he's gay in a YouTube video, according to TMZ.
Boy, if all these people keep coming out of the closet, they're going to start thinking they can get married or something.
The 19-year-old actor broke the news during a short video clip with his friend Jennifer Veal, the star of the Disney Channel show "Jessie."
Cruikshank said his closest friends and family members have known about his sexual orientation for years, but he didn't feel the need to tell the world.
The website reported that, at one point in the new video, Cruikshank turns to Veal and asks, "How come you didn't have to make a video saying you're straight?"
Ah -- HA! I knew it!
Cruikshank become a star by creating several YouTube videos featuring his annoying "Fred" character, who had a crush on a girl named Judy. I guess we now know why they never hooked up.