Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer. He is behind the hits “Treat You Better” and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. These songs reached the top 10 in several countries, making Mendes a famous musician in the industry.
He was also in a long-term relationship with fellow artist Camilla Cabello. Although their partnership wasn’t enough to quell the persistent rumours about Mendes’ alleged sexuality. Also, he has aired his thoughts about these rumours, which we’ll discuss below.
Is Shawn Mendes gay? Or is it just fake news again? So if you want to know more about him, keep scrolling through this article.
About Shawn Mendes
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes was born on August 8, 1998. Mendes learned to play the guitar by watching YouTube tutorial videos at the age of 14 in 2012. So he began posting cover videos on YouTube. Out of all his YouTube videos, his cover of Justin Bieber’s “As Long You Love Me” went viral. It was on the social media app Vine in 2013. It gained millions of followers and likes in no time.
His other cover songs got a lot of views on Vine. However, the artist manager Andrew Gertler discovered him online. So Andrew got him to join Island Records in 2014. Shawn released his first single “Life of the Party” on June 26, 2014. It became the youngest debut in the top 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
What does Shawn Mendes have to say about his sexuality?
Shawn Mendes has time and again expressed how frustrated he feels about the rumours of being Shawn Mendes gay. In multiple interviews when asked about sharing his take on the rumours. Also, Mendes has always cleared the air and set the record straight that he is not gay.
Once during a candid interview with Rolling Stone in 2018, he revealed that he felt that people need to see him with a girl in public just to prove that he isn’t gay. Also, he admitted that he set up photos of himself with women to make a point to the media and his fans.
He said, “In the back of my heart, 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.” He further added that he also admitted to analysing his gesture, body language, and voice due to the scrutiny he faces.
In the same interview, Mendes revealed that the rumour caused him a lot of stress and anxiety issues. However, he was anxious about all the comments on his sexuality in the YouTube comments section.
Confirmation That SHAWN MENDES is not gay
The straw that broke the camel’s back came in 2016 when Mendes’ fans pointed out the “gay man vibe” they got from him. To respond to the situation, he posted a Snapchat story, saying, “First of all, I’m not gay. Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or I wasn’t. The focus should be on the music and not my sexuality.”
Today, he continues to suffer from anxiety and sees a therapist to help him handle the stress. To quote from an interview with Rolling Stone, “I thought, ‘You f***i’m so lucky I’m not gay and terrified of coming out.’ That’s something that kills people. That’s how sensitive it is.”
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