Shawn Mendes Comes Out as Gay on Twitter, But Not Really

A fake tweet had fans in a frenzy when it was believed that Shawn Mendes had come out as gay.

Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes (Photo: Tom Cockram / RollingStone)

On Sunday night, shortly after his performance at the 2017 Music Video Awards, a fake tweet began circulating that Shawn Mendes had come out as gay.

The tweet, which appeared to come from the musician’s official Twitter account, stated: “Guys my sexuality shouldn’t be anyone’s business. yes, i’m gay and i’m proud.”

While it’s now clear that the tweet was fake, details on its origin are still sketchy. Some sources claim that it originated as a photoshopped image of an official tweet, others say Shawn’s Twitter account was hacked, and that hackers posted the tweet without his knowledge.

A fake tweet that attempted to fool fans into believing Shawn Mendes had come out as gay.

As of the time of this post, the tweet in question neither appears on Shawn’s Twitter account, nor does any reaction from the singer to the controversy.

Regardless of the origin of the “coming out” tweet, it quickly became clear that the Mendes Army wouldn’t be so easily fooled after the hashtag “#ShawnComingOut” started to spread.

Not only did Shawn Mendes not come out, last year he took the time to address previous gay rumors via Snapchat.

(h/t J-14)



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