Avery Wilson came out as bisexual in a dramatic way on his 25th birthday on Saturday, July 18. The Voice season 3 contestant announced his sexual lifestyle in a tweet.
"I'm bisexual. Ok bye," the singer/dancer tweeted.
I’m bisexual . Ok bye ??
— Avery Wilson (@AveryWilson) July 18, 2020
When one of his followers questioned his bisexuality as a cover for his homosexuality, Wilson replied: "There is no [in] between for me sir. I like woman and men ! The bus stops here stop trying to paint your narrative on others . WHOS NEXT !?"
There is no i between for me sir . I like woman and men ! The bus stops here stop trying to paint your narrative on others . WHOS NEXT !?
— Avery Wilson (@AveryWilson) July 19, 2020
I would say he's right on the money, nothing against being gay or liking men do what u want but if u a guy and u like guys PERIOD, in my book, you’re gay, ain’t no such thing as a bi sexual man dawg. Bro right on the money
— RonneyMo (@itsronneymo) July 19, 2020
Wilson, far right, is pictured with singers (L-R) Tony Terry, Tevin Campbell and Freddie Jackson at the 2019 Black Music Honors near Atlanta in 2019.
Wilson was born in Hamden, Connecticut and grew up in a 2-parent household. His dad encouraged his singing talent and entered the 9 year old in open mic nights at one of the 14 McDonald's he oversaw as regional director of operations.
Wilson was first discovered by singer/producer Sean Garrett who began managing him in 2011. Wilson appeared on season 3 of The Voice when he was 16. He performed on team Cee Lo Green and made it to the knockouts.
Wilson was a favorite to win but he was eliminated in Oct. 2012 after he performed "Yeah X3." His performance got the attention of Clive Davis who signed Wilson to a record deal at RCA Records.
Wilson's surprise announcement inspired other bisexuals to speak their minds on Twitter.
THAT tweet is exactly what pisses me off. A woman comes out as bi and everyone is cheering but a man does the same and either they say “ you’re just gay “ ????? No bro , he’s saying he’s BI !!
— Mikey Mike (@MikeyBoyCanada) July 19, 2020
I *wish* people cheered. Straight men try to co-opt women's bisexuality for their own pleasure/entertainment, we’re often shut out of lesbian communities, some people up still think it’s a phase or thay we’re all insatiable cheaters. It's better for women but it’s not great.
— MC Hentz (@marymumbler) July 19, 2020
i had a harder time coming out as bi to my gay friends than i did coming out as gay to my straight friends (years before). yes bisexuality exists. as i got older i realized i’m attracted to more than two genders so i don’t really say i’m bi anymore. i use pansexual or sapiosexual
— barb morrison (@barbmorrison) July 19, 2020
My partner is bi and I am totally gay. We've been together for 39 yrs. He had a choice between a male or female partner which ever he fell in love with, lucky it was me, said I gave the best u know. Kinda cool to have two choices.
— Charter of Rights is my Bible. (@mardic123) July 19, 2020
The issue isn’t so much with your sexuality as it is with you saying “The bus stops here.” The expression is “The buck stops here.” I mean, unless your house is on the transit route. Maybe it is. I don’t know.
— Holly Rock (@hollyrock7718) July 19, 2020
Thank you let’s please stop this narrative of bisexual people being either straight and lying or gay and lying. I’m bi and proud !!
— Rachel Kleinwaks (@learningtoflyxo) July 19, 2020