Singer Shawn Mendes Responds to Gay Rumors

Shawn Mendes Talks About Whether or Not He and Camila Cabello Are a Thing
The 17-year-old clarified once and for all if he and the Fifth Harmony member are getting romantic

Canadian singer Shawn Mendes felt the need to speak up about the rumors and YouTube comments he sees from people who thinks he gives off a “gay vibe.”

The 17-year-old recorded a short message on Snapchat, saying that while he is not gay, “the focus should be on the music and not my sexuality.”

He continued, “Now I know 99% of you guys aren’t making assumptions like this but this is for the 1% of you that are. I just want you guys to know before you judge someone on the way they speak or act to think ‘hey, maybe I shouldn’t be judging someone’ or ‘wait it actually doesn’t even matter’”

Mendes concluded, “I’m frustrated because in this day and age people have the audacity to write online that I’m gay as if it were a bad thing. That’s all I really have to say about that. I just wish that 1% of people would grow up. I love you guys.”

Watch the whole message below:

Last month, Mendes talked to Seventeen magazine about whether he and Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello were an item.  “She’s phenomenal. I love her. And she’s so talented. She’s one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met and super, super-smart. We aren’t dating, but musically she just blows my mind.”

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