“We have a lot of gay friends and gay fans. It’s a boy band stereotype; people assume, but we don’t take offense,” Joe said. Nick added, “Prior to us being a band, I was a super theater geek. 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.” So what else did the boys say?
Well obviously they also talked about maturing in their sound and image.
Joe: “You get to this point where you can’t live your life trying to satisfy everybody, personally or as a musician. 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.”
Oh, and what did they think of Miley Cyrus‘ VMA performance?
Joe: “[Hesitates] It wasn’t my favorite performance of hers. I think that there’s one way of saying you’ve grown up, and there’s another way — I think that’s her way. Look, people are talking about it, so I think it’s working for what she wants.
Nick: She’s smart. She’s very smart. We’ve always known that about her. She’ll always be successful. [The performance] was funny — I was laughing.
And finally, should twerking go away?
Joe: I’m great [with twerking]. I’m with it
Nick: I’m against it. I’ve just reached my limit. It’s just done. It’s too much.
Kevin: I’m straight down the middle. The right amount at the right time.