On Wednesday 12th May, Joshua headed to his Instagram to share a video of himself singing a snippet of an unreleased song called Ending the Cycle.
To caption the footage, Joshua penned a moving statement about love and acceptance.
"my entire life people have told me my sexuality. people have shamed me for things they know nothing about. I want to say thank you to those of you who stand for love and acceptance." the 20-year-old wrote.
"toxicity, hatred, and negativity say less about the subject, but say far more about those who spew it. it’s 2021. we are the generation of love & growth, it’s time we start acting like it. whether you love me, hate me, or damn me to hell, i love you all the same."
The musician ended the post with a message to his followers who may still be figuring their sexuality out: "love who you love shamelessly. it’s ok to still be figuring out who you are. life’s too short to let ignorance and hatred win. i choose love. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜"
The star's comment section was soon lit up with rainbow hearts as people shared in Joshua's pride.
"i’m so proud of you!!🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️" one user penned.
"Yes to this. #LoveIsLove ♥️🧡💛💚💙💜" another added.
"bestie u had no right to make me cry at 3am 🥲🥲🤌🤌🤌" a third wrote.
Joshua's heartfelt statement about his sexuality follows his interview with Clevver in which he expressed his ongoing adoration for musician Harry Styles.
Joshua has been a resident fanboy of the Watermelon Sugar singer for quite some time now, and after a fan asked him what it is he admires so much about the star, the 20-year-old near whipped out a PowerPoint presentation as he explained his love for the musician.
"He's a very classy man, he's also very well-rounded, he kind of does it all - acting, singing, fashion." the Disney actor said.
"I think he's just a nice guy who doesn't say too much but when he talks it matters, if that makes sense."
Joshua continued: "He's just cool, who doesn't think Harry Styles is cool? Also he's hot. He's very charming too. Lot's of things. This is also my coming out video, I guess."
Joshua has been at the centre of some controversy regarding his High School Musical: The Musical: The Series co-star Olivia Rodrigo and fellow Disney actor Sabrina Carpenter.
Joshua and Olivia were a rumoured couple around the time they were filming for the Disney+ show. The pair, however, reportedly split and Joshua was soon after spotted hanging around with fellow actor and musician Sabrina Carpenter.
After Olivia released this really niche and underground song that you have probably never heard of called Driver's License, in which she sang the line "you're probably with that blonde girl, who always made me doubt", fans were quick to point the finger at blonde-haired Sabrina.
Since Driver's License flew to the top of the charts, not to mention consumed our TikTok for you pages, there's been a series of songs released from all three parties which have sent fans into Sherlock-level detection mode to decipher how each lyric relates to each star.
Now, with Olivia releasing a new song called good 4 u this Friday, and Joshua having just teased his new tune Ending the Cycle, it seems that, despite what the latter musician is clearly hoping for, the cycle may just never end.
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