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Shawn Mendes Says Rumors About His Sexuality Are 'Hurtful'

Shawn Mendes Says Rumors About His Sexuality Are 'Hurtful'

Shawn Mendes is speaking out again about rumors that have been swirling around about his sexuality for the past few years.

The 20-year-old singer explained why he finds the rumors to be “hurtful.”

“For me it’s hurtful,” Shawn told The Guardian. “I get mad when people assume things about me because I imagine the people who don’t have the support system I have and how that must affect them.”

“That was why I was so angry, and you can see I still get riled up, because I don’t think people understand that when you come at me about something that’s stupid you hurt so many other people. They might not be speaking, but they’re listening,” he added.

Shawn also brought up his 2018 Rolling Stone cover story, in which he said, “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.”

The singer previously criticized the article and now he says, “It made me seem so creepy. If anything, the article made me realize your career isn’t over if people think you’re not perfect.”

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  • plez

    Boy does this guy whine a whole lot.

  • Riley

    When the inevitable coming out announcement happens down the line (and it will) he should be reminded of this and all the other times he has said he wasn’t gay and it’s hurtful to claim he is.

  • Karla

    Dude you need to come out asap. It’s just getting ridiculous now. First if you need to prove people that you’re not gay is probably because you are and second, the more you keep denying it and trying to convince everyone otherwise the more obvious it becomes