22-year-old George Shelley of the UK boy band Union J (he’s the Harry of the group), announced on YouTube this week that he has dated both boys and girls in the past, but rejects labels in defining himself because he sees them as “old-fashioned.”
“I’ve been on a personal journey and I want you to be part of that journey from now on. I want to start 2016 with a clean slate. I don’t feel that I should hide anything. I went into the jungle and it gave me a lot of time to reflect on what’s important to me – and it’s important to me that I can be myself and I don’t feel I should hide on me.
“I’ve been reading a lot of speculation online as to whether I’m, straight, gay or bi. It’s all these labels and it’s a little bit old-fashioned and this is why I’m not going to label it myself.”
“I’ve had girlfriends that I’ve loved, in amazing periods of my life, but I’ve also had boyfriends.”
“I want you to know that whether I decide to be with a girl next or be with a guy next it’s because I love them.
“So yeah, there it is. I’ve not changed, I’m still me, I’m still the same person I’ve always been, I’m just becoming a little bit less scared of being myself, and that makes me quite happy.”
Watch below. (via Towleroad)
So…. OK. So the dude likes guys and girls but DON’T call him bisexual. Got it. After his announcement, though, many media outlets made the mistake of saying he came out as bi… and were immediately castigated by the Twitter PC police.
Here he is partying with some minions last week, which… should have been a clue.
(Photos: Pacific Coast News)