Shawn Mendes has been a big hit on the music scene, but one thing that his fans have always speculated about is his sexuality. Many people in the LGBTQ community have been outraged by these speculations and assumptions about his orientation. They have argued that it is not okay to assume someone’s sexuality and that they should be allowed to come out on their own terms.
Despite being open about his sexuality in multiple interviews, the singer has continued to get frustrated with the rumors. He recently gave an interview to Dax Shepard on his podcast Armchair Expert and revealed that he has been struggling to deal with these rumors since he was a teenager.
He also said that he feels a real anger for gay people who have to endure these types of speculations on their sexuality and how much it has actually made them suffer in their lives. The star even went on to say that he felt like his voice and the way he sat was being scrutinized because of these rumors.
Some of the comments on the YouTube video have been sarcastic and have implied that he is not a straight man. Others have used slang that is stereotypically gay, such as “it’s giving Cher” to make a point about him being gay. Others have argued that his use of feminine slang is not homophobic and that everyone is just too sensitive these days. In this case, the people making these arguments have failed to consider the impact that it could have on people in the LGBTQ community.