David, who released the single “OK, All Right,” last year about facing one’s personal demons, was not known as a member of the LGBTQIA + community prior to that statement. However, fans questioned his sexuality in 2010 after he was spotted at a gay club in New York City. Later that week, he explained on social media why he was there.
“Hey guys, I just wanted to sort something out quickly, lol. Last night in New York I was invited to visit my friend Charice perform ”, the then 19-year-old tweeted at the time. “Mental advice to me: always ask where you are going! Wasn’t my kind of place lol and I had no idea! I guess you live and learn … I hope that clears things up! “
When fans labeled the statement as critical of the gay community, he clarified and tweeted, “I have friends who are gay and they are great people. Whether they’re gay or not doesn’t change my opinion of them. ” I have nothing against anyone, I’m sorry if it came off like that. I’m just not into the party scene lol. “