Shayne Ward: 'I get called gay all the time'

shayne feat 2Shayne Ward talks about how he feels about being branded gay by other men in the latest issue of Attitude. The singer has revealed that even though he gets labelled gay "all of the time," it doesn't bother him because he's "very thick skinned." "I get called gay all the time. Normally, from a jealous boyfriend of a girl who's a fan or a group of guys in a pub shouting at me because I'm a popstar," he explains. He continues: "It doesn't bother me. I am very thick skinned and can handle situations very well. Plus half of the idiots shouting abuse are probably hiding in the closet and fancy me as well." Shayne goes on to explain that his family wouldn't have been bothered if he had been gay, saying: "I've always known I was straight thanks to my brother’s collection of magazines. I love boobs . If I were gay my family are amazing and wouldn't shut out anyone. They'd never have a problem if any of my family said they were gay. Only welcoming arms full of love!" Shayne releases new album Closer on April 13. You can check out his Pledgemusic page here. Meanwhile, if you fancy seeing more of Shayne - click here to check out a preview of his hot photoshoot. att253_COVER Elsewhere in the new issue of Attitude – the Travel Issue – the cast of Russell T Davies’ new drama Cucumber appear together in a sexy new shoot and we chat to each of them individually about the hotly-anticipated Channel 4 show. The issue also interviews with Imitation Game star and Oscar front-runner Benedict Cumberbatch and legendary British actress Amanda Barrie – as well as a hot new shoot with former rugby and Strictly star Thom Evans. Meanwhile, we delve into the best gay destinations you never thought to explore, as well as the old classics, and examine the recent spate of LGBT people being arrested and imprisoned in countries where being gay is illegal. The new issue of Attitude is available to download to your mobile, iPad or tablet device now at Pocketmags.com/Attitude, and will be out in shops from next Wednesday (January 7). You can also have it delivered directly to your door at newsstand.co.uk. Even better, you can purchase a 13 issue digital subscription to Attitude for ONLY £17.49 as part of our January sale (ends January 15) from Pocketmags.com/Attitude.