Shawn Mendes' Twitter Was "Hacked" With A Fake Coming Out Message
1 September 2017, 10:55 | Updated: 1 September 2017, 11:00
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."
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.
for anybody and for any motive we will stop loving you and to listen to your music. you are always the same. #ShawnComingOut— Aurora (@dylansart_) August 29, 2017
Shawn I'm so proud of you #ShawnComingOut— Lonely Night (@arianafthar) August 29, 2017
People are being so mean. Shawn's a singer, so what if he's gay? It shouldn't change anything. #shawncomingout— G (@xlittlegee) August 29, 2017
#ShawnComingOut the fact that someone made a fake tweet to force a sexuality into someone is disgusting and y'all should be ashamed— Vale loves Shawn (@Barryftcampbell) August 29, 2017
Why is Shawn's sexuality such a big topic in pop culture?? lmao he makes music and the focus should be on THAT #ShawnComingOut— megan® (@megsrep) August 29, 2017
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.”