Shawn Mendes Says Speculating About His Sexuality is 'Hurtful'

Monday Apr 8, 2019
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Shawn Mendes for Calvin Klein  (Source:Instagram / @shawnmendes)

In a new interview with The Guardian, pop star Shawn Mendes discussed about his sexuality being a topic of conversation and rumors that he's gay.

The "Lost in Japan" singer first discussed those rumors in a Rolling Stone interview from last year and when speaking to The Guardian opened up about how that piece has affected him.

"For me it's hurtful," Mendes said of gay rumors. "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," he told The Guardian. "They might not be speaking but they're listening."

The Rolling Stone interview wasn't the first time Mendes addressed his sexuality. Back in 2017, he posted an emotional video on Snapchat, saying, "First of all, I'm not gay. Second of all, it shouldn't make a difference if I was or wasn't."

Click here to read Mendes' interview with The Guardian in full.

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