“i wrote 360 in a period of my life where i felt pretty vulnerable. there were a bunch of people being nice to my face, but behind my back things were different. i think everyone experiences it, but it didn’t actually stop for me until i learned to draw the line. and essentially, i think that’s what this song is about; being able to have the confidence to stick up for yourself and.. be yourself.”
— George Shelley, 360 Introduction
Union J’s George Shelley comes out: ‘I’ve had girlfriends and boyfriends’
“I’m still me. I’m just a little bit less afraid of being myself.”
“What is important to me is that I can be myself” he says. “I don’t feel that I should hide it”.
“I’ve been reading a lot of speculation online about whether I’m
gay, or straight, or bi, and it’s all these labels; it’s a little bit
old-fashioned, and this is why I’m not going to label it myself, because
it’s not something I feel like I can.
“I’ve had girlfriends, that I’ve loved… but I’ve also had boyfriends.
“I just want to know that whether I decide to be with a boy or a girl
next, it’s because I love them, and it shouldn’t be a big deal. I don’t
want to make a big thing out of it when it happens, and I don’t want to
be scared anymore. I don’t want to feel like I can’t be myself because
I’m worried about what people might be saying about me, or the label
“I’m still the same person. I’m still me. I’m just a little bit less afraid of being myself.”