By now you will have all heard Shawn Mendes’ hit song Stitches on the radio, the track has become one of our favourite hits, and the young singer one of our new crushes.
The 17-year-old Canadian even took the stage a few weeks ago when he won a Peoples Choice Award for Favourite Breakthroughout Artist, this was the first time we experienced the star in person and we had one thought: He’s gay!
While it is completely wrong to speculate on a teenagers sexuality, we can’t help but question, isn’t it totally obvious?
Unlike previous glass closet members, there are no murmurs of him hanging out around the gay scene, his image is so protected by management as a teeny bopper were sure there’s no unceremonious activity, and as a young boy there are no scorned exes to out him, all we have to rely on is…him.
The ‘gay voice’ while an awful stigma, is still quite the identifier and Mendes’ speaking voice is just that, there is no escaping it.
During a joint interview with Camila Cabello on the Late Late Show with James Cordon, the talk show host grilled the pair about their rumoured relationship, and things got awkward. Constantly quizzed Mendes was visibly uncomfortable stating he attempted to kiss his duet partner but she rebuffed, a fact she stated never happened. The whole thing got to such a comfortable level until Mendes retorted a sassy response.
Here is Mendes with one particularly lucky gay fan. Just look at how lovingly he interacts with him!
And here he is with another male fan, seriously how do we meet this guy before he blows up big enough to enforce a 3-meter distance rule?
And here is an old snap that’s floating around. *cough*
The rumours are swirling aplenty, mostly due to his mannerisms and overall demeanour, so this is an early warning to keep your eye on this kid. Especially as he turns 18 this year.
EDIT: We’ve decided to add more evidence as it occurs, enjoy.
Here’s a song he wrote about friend and fellow Magcon member Cameron Dallas.
Then there was the time he said this… which is pretty much definitive proof.