Shawn Mendes spoke out about his sexuality and the rumors that he is gay.
He said on Dax Shepard‘s podcast:
“It was so, so frustrating for me because there were some people in my life that I was very, very, close to, who were gay and in the closet”
He continued, “And I felt like this real anger for those people. It’s such a tricky thing. You want to say, ‘I’m not gay but it’d be fine if I was gay — but also there’s nothing wrong with being gay but I’m not.’ You don’t really know how to respond to the situation.”
Shawn added, “I’ve realized that we just have to stop having to be experts and politicians about it, especially as a famous musician who’s a guy. Everyone’s been calling me gay since I was 15 years old. I’m not gay and I’m like, ‘What does that mean?’ I had these problems with the way my voice sounded. I’m like, ‘How do I sit?’ I’m always first to cross my legs and sit with a position of this feminine style and I really suffered with that s–.”
“I think a lot of guys go through that and even worse than that there are just so many guys who are gay and in the closet and must be hearing s— like that and just being like, ‘I’m terrified to come out,’” he continued.
Sounds a bit like he’s overthinking it, but I guess it must be frustrating. Soooooo… we get it. You’re straight. Not that there’s anything WRONG with that….