Popular British Singer Comes Out as Bisexual, But Fans Are Still Confused AF
Olly Murs has always been “very comfortable with [his] sexuality.” Back in 2012, the British singer said he finds it weird “when straight guys get really freaked out by gay guys,” because he could “be in a room full of gay men and have fun.” But while the 31 year old embraced all sexuality, he never commented on his own. Until now, that is.
In a recent interview with The Sun, the “Up” singer revealed that he is “maybe 20 percent” gay.
“I’ve got a lot of gay friends I get on with really well. I get on with everyone. Everyone’s got a bit of campness about them,” he continued.
Olly’s openness was prompted by a question about Sacha Baron Cohen’s recent revelation that he is “23 percent gay.” Both men are referring to the Kinsey scale, which “attempts to describe a person’s sexual experience or response at a given time. It uses a scale from 0, meaning exclusively heterosexual, to 6, meaning exclusively homosexual.” But while the theory of being only a small percent gay is not new, some of the singer’s fans are still confused by his admission.
Olly Murs is 20% gay, is he? So, every fifth partner?
— Mark Gillies (@5goalthriller) March 16, 2016
Olly Murs is 20% gay? He's attracted to both men and women? So his bisexual, right? How can you be 20% gay?! #PublicityStunt
— Frenchy (@MyLittlefauxbia) March 16, 2016
Hey Olly Murs instead of saying you're "20% gay" there's a term you can use called "bisexual" revolutionary I know
— Leigh (@leighzinski) March 16, 2016
Olly Murs is 20% gay and 80% very silly if he thinks the LGBT community are fickle enough to believe that's anything but a publicity stunt.
— shane telford. (@MrShaneTelford) March 16, 2016
After he realized people were baffled and even slightly offended by his announcement, he urged them to actually read the entire story and not just the headline before judging him.
Don't just read the headline you plonkers
— Olly Murs (@ollyofficial) March 16, 2016