Whether he knows it or not, Shawn Mendes is an LGBTQ king.


Whether he knows it or not, Shawn Mendes is an LGBTQ king.


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First, congratulations are in order for Mr. Mendes. The 19-year-old pop star’s new self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (his third consecutive No. 1 record by the way).

Shawn is literally everywhere right now promoting the new tunes (“Nervous” and “Where Were You In The Morning” are such bops), including a stop at Wango Tango at the new Banc of California Stadium in L.A. this past weekend. Of course, that means an onslaught of interviews, and his chat backstage with JoJo Wright and Jesse Lozano is getting a lot of attention.

They asked Shawn about what Pride Month means to him. He started out calm and collected, but towards the end of his answer looked like a deer in headlights. It’s worth mentioning the Internet is trying to identify Shawn’s sexuality despite the singer confirming multiple times he isn’t gay.


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“The amount of progress we’ve made… is just so inspiring for me in every way. It’s truly incredible.”

He added: “To stand on stage and to see the flags being waved… it fills you with that energy. It means the world to me.”

“You’re literally watching the world and people go through the biggest transition humanity has ever gone through with acceptance.”

Here’s when things get a little sus. Shawn says he feels “really honored to be going through this right now with everyone,” and his body language completely shifts.

Yeah, we’re all probably reading into this too much, but when doesn’t the Internet stir the pot? I also recognize the irony in posting this, but it’s Pride Month, I am stanning Shawn’s new album, and I appreciate his outlook on things.


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