A Canadian pop star has used snapchat to responded to comments on his youtube channel about being gay.
And before you get excited, no it’s not Justin Bieber its the 17-year-old Shawn Mendes and he has basically said people(his fans) shouldn’t use the word gay as a put-down.
Originally a star on Vine, Mendes made the cross-over to youtube and then to full-time pop star last year when his single Stitches was a worldwide hit and even made Eikon’s songs of the year list.
But it has been his looks that have garnered a lot of press, connecting him with many different females and a lot of fans suggesting he may like guys as well, giving off a ‘gay vibe’.
Today he has put that to bed by telling his snapchat followers that he is not gay.
“I don’t usually do this or 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 I gave them a ‘gay vibe’.
“First of all, I’m not gay. Second of all, it shouldn’t made a difference if I was or if I wasn’t.
“The focus should be on the music and not my sexuality. Now I know 99% of you guys aren’t making assumptions like this but this is for the 1% of you that are.
“I just want you guys to know before you judge someone on the way they speak or act 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.
“Now I’m not frustrated because people were saying that I was gay at all, I have no problem with that cause 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 that 1% of people would grow up. I love you guys.”
Well done Shawn, you be who you want to be and keep calling out those that turn the word gay into something it shouldn’t be.
Last Updated on Jun 24, 2016