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Recently, Shawn Mendes expressed his frustration and anger about anti-heterosexual bullies in the LGBT+ community who insist he is same-sex oriented and he should just come on out of the closet.

The 22-year-old Canadian singer said he can't go online without being taunted by trolls who insist they know he's on the down low.

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No one speaks up for heterosexuals like Shawn who are harassed daily for not being same-sex oriented.

His ordeal sparked a debate on social media about whether heterosexuals have the right to complain when members of the LGBT+ community have been harassed, assaulted and killed for being who they are.

Social media influencer Jay Versace, who is best know for his comedy skits on YouTube and Instagram, shared his views from a Black LGBT male perspective.

In a now-deleted tweet, Jay complained about straight Black men who "sit around all day" and "bully everyone else in the Black community."

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The straight community responded by accusing Jay of being a pedophile.

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Shawn Mendes is angry and frustrated with online bullies who insist he is ghey and he should just come on out of the closet.

The 22-year-old Canadian can't go online without being taunted by trolls who insist they know he's on the down low.

No one speaks up when heterosexuals like Shawn are harassed for not being ghey.

The "In My Blood" singer is not ghey but he struggles to find the right words to express his feelings without hurting his homosexual and bisexual friends.

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"It's such a tricky thing," Shawn tells Dax Shepard on the latest episode of his Armchair Expert podcast. "You want to say, 'I'm not ghey but it'd be fine if I was ghey - but also there's nothing wrong with being ghey but I'm not'. You don't really know how to respond to the situation."

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Shawn, who began dating singer Camila Cabello in 2019, says there have been times when he's responded to the ongoing ghey taunts and found himself in hot water with fans and bloggers, but he insists he must be allowed to make huge goofs and then apologize.

"I've realized that we just have to stop having to be experts and politicians about it, especially as a famous musician who's a guy," he adds.

"I need to be really f**king messy and say the wrong things and apologize and say the right thing after I apologize and be confused about how to respond when people say I'm ghey.

"Everyone's been calling me ghey since I was 15 years old. I'm not ghey and I'm like, 'What does that mean?' I had these problems with the way my voice sounded. I'm like, 'How do I sit?' I'm always first to cross my legs and sit with a position of this feminine style and I really suffered with that s**t."

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"I think a lot of guys go through that and even worse than that there are just so many guys who are ghey and in the closet and must be hearing s**t like that and just being like, 'I'm terrified to come out'.

"I didn't grow up wrestling. I grew up getting my hair braided on New Year's Eve. It just completely depends on the way you grew up in your life and your surroundings."

Shawn first gained fame on the YouTube and Vine platforms. His self-titled debut EP hit number one on the iTunes charts 40 minutes after it was released in July 2014.

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Camila Cabello wants your forgiveness after Internet sleuths uncovered racist posts on her old Tumblr account.

Cabello said she is "deeply embarrassed" and "ashamed" after the racially-insensitive memes she posted seven years ago recently resurfaced online.

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The Cuban-born singer faced criticism this week for a series of offensive posts she shared on her Tumblr page back in 2012, when she was a teenager.

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One meme she re-posted shows a drawing of a crying Black child looking at a "closed" sign. The drawing asks the viewer to guess what the drawing is about. The correct answer is "KFC".

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Some of the posts featured the N-word and Asian slurs. She reposted offensive memes that she probably thought were funny. Camila obviously never assumed she would one day be an international pop star.

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On Wednesday, Cabello issued a lengthy apology online, expressing her remorse at the hurtful language she used when she was an "ignorant" youth.

"When I was younger I used language that I'm deeply ashamed of and will regret forever," the singer began.

"I was uneducated and ignorant and once I became aware of the history and the weight and the true meaning behind this horrible and hurtful language, I was deeply embarrassed I ever used it."

Cabello went on to insist she is a changed woman: "I'm 22 now," she continued. "I'm an adult and I've grown and learned and am conscious and aware of the history and the pain it carries in a way I wasn't before.

"These mistakes don't represent the person I am or (the) person I've ever been. I only stand and have ever stood for love and inclusivity and my heart has never, even then, had an ounce of hate or divisiveness."

She concluded, "I can't say enough how deeply sorry and ashamed I feel, and I apologize again from the bottom of my heart."


Cabello's public apology comes almost four months after her boyfriend, fellow pop star Shawn Mendes, also apologized for similar racially-insensitive messages posted to his Twitter account back in 2013.

In his statement addressing the racist messages, Mendes blamed his friends using his phone to tweet out comments.