Shawn Mendes Says He’s Not Gay And The Whole Ordeal Is Very Troubling For HimDecember 23, 2018
Shawn Mendes opens up about his sexuality in the new issue of Rolling Stone.
The Internet insists Shawn Mendes is gay – no matter how many times the pop sensation insists he isn’t. In his new interview with Rolling Stone, Shawn delves into the touchy subject. Basically, HE’S NOT GAY HE’S DEFINITELY NOT GAY.
“I’d like to say I don’t care about it, but that’s not true,” he says. “This massive, massive thing for the last five years about me being gay.”
There are countless Tweets and stories providing examples – scrutinizing his voice, body language and public appearances. There’s no escaping this, and it’s taking its toll.
“In the back of my heart, I feel like I need to go be seen with someone — like a girl — in public, to prove to people that I’m not gay,” he says. “Even though in my heart I know that it’s not a bad thing. There’s still a piece of me that thinks that. And I hate that side of me.”
In 2016, Shawn recorded a video clarifying HE’S NOT GAY. “I thought, ‘You f—ing guys are so lucky I’m not actually gay and terrified of coming out,’ ” he recalls now. “That’s something that kills people. That’s how sensitive it is. Do you like the songs? Do you like me? Who cares if I’m gay?”
In the video, Shawn says: “I noticed a lot of people were saying I gave them a ‘gay vibe. First of all, I’m not gay. Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or wasn’t.”
SHAWN MENDES IS GAY?
THIS IS HIS ANSWER. pic.twitter.com/lfvnlbCoex
— MAGCON Polls™ (@YourMagconPolls) August 8, 2016
Taylor Swift added fuel to the fire when she posted a video to her millions of fans putting glittery eye makeup on Shawn during a post-show moment on the Reputation Tour.
“I felt sick,” he said. “I was like, ‘F–k, why did I let her post that?’ I just fed the fire that I’m terrified of.”
— Taylor Nation SG (@taylornationSG) August 4, 2018
Shawn goes into detail even more in the full article. What are we to take away from this? SHAWN MENDES IS NOT GAY. DEFINITELY NOT GAY. CAN HE LIVE??? Also, call me, Shawn.
Of course i have my insecurities and struggles but that’s just one part of me. Sometimes the positive side of a story doesn’t always get fully told and I wish it had here. I love what i do and i love you guys so much ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dmIHCtFc7z
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) November 26, 2018