Mendes explained how the speculation made him question his public persona and even reflect on what he was expected to act like as a male musician. More importantly, however, he worried about the impact that the public dialogue and shaming would have on people who were actually struggling with or coming to terms with their sexuality. Mendes grew up in Canada alongside his younger sister and female cousins, which also impacted his identity. It just completely depends on how you grew up and your life, your surroundings.
Shawn Mendes Shuts Down Gay Rumors Again: 'Maybe I Am A Little More Feminine'
Shawn Mendes Addresses Gay Rumors & Explains Why It Upset Him – Hollywood Life
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Shawn Mendes isn’t gay, and we need to get over it
He gained a following in , posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine. Mendes's self-titled debut EP was released in , followed by his debut studio album Handwritten in Handwritten debuted atop the US Billboard , making Mendes one of five artists ever to debut at number one before the age of His self-titled third studio album was supported by the lead single " In My Blood ". The album's number one debut in the US made Mendes the third-youngest artist to achieve three number one albums.
Shawn Mendes is spilling all the tea in his new cover story for Rolling Stone. Mendes, famous for hit songs including "In My Blood" and "Stitches," addressed the rumors about his sexuality that have swirled for years, even though he's denied that he's gay and has told fans that it shouldn't matter even if he was. However, it has remained a sensitive subject for the singer, who's famous for songs including "In My Blood" and "Stitches. And I hate that side of me. Mendes, 20, has begun to feel more comfortable being himself, however, and reflected back on a moment a few years ago that left him panicking.