Shawn Mendes just explained in an interview that he was freaked out by receiving this message from Taylor Swift. The young woman would have asked her if she could post a video of her applying glitter on her face during a make-up session.
His apprehension comes from many rumors circulating since the beginning of his career about his sexuality. Shawn was afraid that the video feeds the rumors that he is gay.
Shawn explained that he agreed to post the video behind the scenes of his Reputation tour in Toronto, Canada, but later regretted it.
“I felt bad, I thought, but M **** why did I let him post that? I just gave grist to the people who throw these rumors that scare me. In the back of my heart I feel like I have to be seen in public with a girl so that people stop thinking that I am gay.
Even though I know it’s really not a drama, and there’s still a part of me that thinks it. And I hate to think like that sometimes. ”
Shawn has 15 cousins and he also explained that making braids and nails was part of his daily vocabulary.
“I may be a bit more feminine but that’s what I am, that’s why I’m me. ”
He then explained that he found these rumors and speculations about his sexuality really shocking:
” I said you’re lucky I’m not gay and scared at the idea of my coming out. This kind of thing can kill, it’s a delicate subject. ”
Since the interview, Shawn said he had not said everything about this story and added on Twitter:
Of course i have my insecurities and struggles but that’s just one part of me. Sometimes the positive side of a story doesn’t always get fully told and I wish it had here. I love what i do and i love you guys so much ❤️
“Of course I have some insecurities and I have complexes but that’s part of me. Sometimes the positive side of a story is not completely transcribed and I wish it were here. I love what I do and I love you ❤ ” he concluded.