Shawn Mendes' Twitter Was "Hacked" With A Fake Coming Out Message

1 September 2017, 10:55 | Updated: 1 September 2017, 11:00

Shawn Mendes
Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

But there's a twist...

Twitter went into an absolute meltdown yesterday (31 Aug) when it appeared that Shawn Mendes' account was hacked and the hacker sent a tweet regarding Shawn's sexuality.

The tweet in question said: "Guys, my sexuality shouldn't be anyone's bussiness. Yes, I'm gay and I'm proud."

Shawn Mendes Tweet Hacked

The tweet disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared, and fans soon realised that it was in fact a photoshopped tweet, not a hack. There were, of course, a few people who believed the tweet and expressed their support for Shawn with the #ShawnComingOut hashtag.









The internet has been somewhat obsessed with Shawn's sexuality for a long time. In fact, Shawn was forced to make a video addressing the constant rumours.  



“I don’t usually do this or bring up problems but I was on YouTube just watching some of my interviews and I was going down the comments and noticed a lot of people were saying I have them a ‘gay vibe’," he said.

“First of all, I’m not gay. Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or if I wasn’t. The focus should be on the music and not my sexuality....I’m not frustrated because people were saying that I was gay at all, I have no problem with that cause it wouldn’t make a difference to me. 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 big 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.”

So there we are then. Case closed. Get back to work. Nothing to see here.