Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky comes out as gay in video dancing to Diana Ross¡¯s ¡®I¡¯m Coming Out¡¯
¡®Hi, it¡¯s Nikki Blonsky from the movie I¡¯m Gay!¡¯ actor writes in caption
In the video, Blonsky begins by lying on the grass, singing along to the lyrics of Ross¡¯ 1980 song.
She then stands up, continuing to show off the dance moves for which her character was well-known in her debut film 13 years ago.
In the caption for the video, the 31-year-old wrote: ¡°Hi, it¡¯s Nikki Blonsky from the movie I¡¯m Gay! #pride #imcomingout #hairspray.¡±
Blonsky¡¯s fans rushed to congratulate the star on coming out as gay, with some receiving responses from the actor.
¡°If this is true I¡¯m so happy for you girl,¡± one person wrote, to which Blonsky replied: ¡°It¡¯s incredibly true!!! Thank you so much for the love and support!¡±
Another person referenced the closing song from Hairspray, writing: ¡°You can not stop the rhythm of two hearts in love todayyyy.¡±
Several TikTok users expressed how they have looked up to Blonsky ever since she rose to stardom more than a decade ago.
¡°You¡¯ve always been an idol for me as a plus-sized girl and this just made me even more obsessed!¡± one person said.
Blonsky responded, stating: ¡°This really touched my heart! All these amazing comments just have me dancing! Sending you virtual hugs!!!!¡±
The music producer recollected being inspired to write the track after seeing a group of ¡°Diana Ross impersonators¡± in a bathroom at GG¡¯s Barnum Room, a Manhattan club popular with transgender patrons.
Ross loved the song, Rodgers said, although she ¡°didn¡¯t understand that that was a gay thing, that that was a person saying, ¡®I¡¯m coming out of the closet¡¯¡±.