Shawn Mendes Slams The ‘Insensitive’ Gay Rumors About Him As ‘Completely Ignorant’

How many times does Shawn Mendes have to confirm he’s not gay?

The 22-year-old singer has had to address the long-standing rumor about his sexuality since 2016, and he’s had the same answer each time.

In a new interview with The Guardian, the “Wonder” singer revealed why the ‘insensitive’ inquiries about his sexuality upset him.

“There was a desperation for me to come out as being gay, which is such a ridiculous thing,” Shawn told The Guardian after he was asked about accusations of being in a fake relationship with singer Camila Cabello — which sparked from rumors about his sexuality.

“I got upset because I know people who are gay who haven’t come out yet and I know the suffering they experience because of that,” Shawn continued, adding, “It’s just completely ignorant and insensitive of people to be on that sh-t.”

Back in 2016, Shawn first addressed rumors about his sexuality on Snapchat.

In a series of several short video messages, he declared that he was not gay despite the “gay vibes” fans had mentioned on social media.

In 2018, Shawn again addressed the rumors during an interview with Rolling Stone.

“I thought, ‘You f-cking guys are so lucky I’m not actually gay and terrified of coming out,’” he told the magazine while speaking about how he was accused of being “too feminine.”

“That’s something that kills people. That’s how sensitive it is. Do you like the songs? Do you like me? Who cares if I’m gay? Maybe I am a little more feminine — but that’s the way it is,” he said, adding, “That’s why I am me,” he added.

Shawn has been dating his longtime friend and frequent collaborator Camila Cabello since last July.