Lance Bass from N-Sync says that statistically, one of the guys in "One Direction" is probably gay. He says that it is so hard for a boy band member to come out because the fan base is 100% young women who fantasize about these men.
He said, "The market is 100 percent young women and they fantasize about these [One Direction] guys. Then you have the record labels and everyone kind of grooming you to make sure that you don't even mention that you have a girlfriend."
He says essentially it messes up the label's 'business plan.'
The singer also admitted that he didn't even tell his bandmates that he was gay, because he felt he had the careers of his four best friends in his hands.