Nick Jonas has addressed the LGBTQ community a lot, this past year. In between his two gay roles, his ongoing innuendos, and his support for the Orlando victims – some say he’s doing it all just to gain more fans in the gay community. But now, Jonas says these accusations aren’t fair – and “it’s a shame”.

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While touring the country these days, along with Demi Lovato,¬†Jonas sat down with Billboard for an interview, where he was asked about the accusations about him “stringing the gay community along for a fan base”, and whether that’s unfair:

“Of course. Think about my past and where my love for performance comes from — musical theater. And playing this gay fighter in a very macho world for Kingdom, it requires me digging really deep, and I do it with respect and honor.”

Jonas was also asked about the backlash he received after speaking at the Stonewall Orlando vigil:

I wouldn’t change a thing. That’s a moment — and in general the time we’re in in this country — where unity, support and raising our hand and saying we can make change is what’s important, so it’s a shame when people make it about something else.

We also get to hear¬†from Jonas’ pal and touring partner Demi Lovato, who talks about Jonas being young – and currently single:

He’s a guy in his 20s and he’s famous and he likes to have a lot of fun. Listen, even when he was in a relationship, I was like, “Get out of that. You could f– anybody that you want right now, so have fun and do that.”

Read the full interview right here.