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Shawn Mendes Says He Is Not Gay in New Snapchat Video

Shawn Mendes Says He Is Not Gay in New Snapchat Video

Shawn Mendes has responded to people who think he is gay by denying the comments in a new Snapchat video message to his fans.

“So I don’t usually do this and bring up problems, but I was on YouTube just watching some of my interviews, and I was going down the comments and noticed a lot of people were saying that I gave them a ‘gay vibe,’” the 17-year-old singer says in the video.

“First of all, I’m not gay. Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or if I wasn’t,” Shawn continues. “The focus should be on the music and not my sexuality. Now I know 99 percent of you guys aren’t making assumptions like this, but this is just for the one percent of you that are.”

“I just want you guys before you judge someone on the way they speak or act, I want you guys to think, ‘Hey, maybe I shouldn’t be judging someone’ or ‘Wait, it actually doesn’t even matter; they can do or be or feel however they want to feel,’” Shawn adds. “Now I’m not frustrated because people were saying that I was gay at all. I have no problem with that, because it wouldn’t make a difference to me. I’m frustrated because in this day and age people have the audacity to write online that I’m gay as if it were a bad thing.”

“That’s all I really have to say about that. I just wish those one percent of people would grow up. I love you guys,” he concludes.

Shawn Mendes Says He Is Not Gay in New Snapchat Video
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  • eternalozzie

    if it didnt matter to him he could have just left it alone

  • Kyle Millert

    I kinda agree. Just like he has a “right” to respond people have a “right” to think it. The only real problem is that people use it as an insult to literally ruin people’s lives and careers by creating an atmosphere where it’s unilaterally negative to actually be the thing they think you are. But if he truly didn’t think being gay was an issue he would’ve just called out the rumors as immature instead of explicitly stating that he wasn’t gay,which was the true purpose of the video because he doesn’t wanna be looked at as gay. Everyone already knows he’s not openly gay, he talks about girls and all that in his music and life more than enough, so why he would feel a need to reinforce that in a video is in and of itself immature. People talk and you’re a willing celebrity, get used to it, kid.

  • eternalozzie

    yeah, you can tell he’s mad about it

  • Roscoe

    If you have to announce that you aren’t, you are, one way or the other.

  • Arx

    He seems like a really mature guy unlike most young male pop stars.

  • Lawrence Rainbow

    I’ve never got a gay vibe off of Shawn, being gay myself I should know lol. Its sad when your a shy and quite person people naturally assume there’s something wrong with you, just because he’s a good looking kid doesn’t make him gay either lmao.

  • Hypnotist

    So if 1% of people said they get a “serial killer” vibe from him, is he going to make a video denying that too? The 1% have all the power! Even in Shawn Mendes comments section!

  • Gina

    I don’t think it’s because he’s shy or good looking. He has a light airy speaking voice and a very whimsical way about him. But there’s nothing wrong with that.

  • Gina

    I do believe he’s gay, but it’s unfortunate that he has to give some type of statement because of all the speculation. Poor guy.

  • Roxanne Chambliss