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“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

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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 stuff.

“I’m still the same person. I’m still me. I’m just a little bit less afraid of being myself.”

Check out his video here