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May 11 2021
Nick Jonas Knows What You're Thinking Comments (0)

Promoting his new album Spaceman, Nick Jonas says he knows people use his music for sex, or so he awkwardly tells British GQ:

I think it's flattering. It's important to have a good playlist and I certainly have mine. I wouldn't include my own music on that playlist, though.

Same goes for being considered a sex symbol:

Er, I think it's flattering, but attraction is such a nuanced thing. I don't take it too seriously. I just learn to laugh about it and think about the fact that my parents are probably reading some of the comments. It's not something I wear as a badge of honour. I tend to try to not think about it, because it would make me feel a little embarrassed.

He also talks about that time when people tried to convince us he had a dad bod for a second:

I think when it's comments attached to things like appearance and body image, that's when it can become quite dangerous, because no one ever knows what someone is going through or how it affects them personally. They're very sensitive topics. But in the same way, you live a public life and therefore parts of your life are going to be talked about and it doesn't necessarily mean it's fair. It's just a part of your reality. I'm always hopeful that people will think about whether they would say it at a dinner party if the person was sitting opposite you and I'd guess that 99.9 per cent of people would say they wouldn't.

I was interested in his response to the suggestion that having originated in the era of Disney kids may have slowed his acceptance as a serious artist:

And you look at that graduating class of our Disney days [Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato all came from that era] and everyone's continuing to do pretty well. I don't think working with [Disney] has the stigma that it did in our day, thankfully. I think it's wonderful what's happening with [Disney+ star] Olivia Rodrigo and others who have been launched on programmes that are targeted towards teenagers but are still being taken seriously. I think one of the biggest misconceptions about [The Jonas Brothers] in the early days was that first of all it was manufactured, which is just impossible because, well, we're brothers. The second was that the music we released as The Jonas Brothers was manufactured in some ways. It truly wasn't.

More at British GQ.