One of Your Fave YouTube Stars Comes Out as Bisexual in Emotional Video
YouTube star Vanessa Martinez a.k.a. Simplynessa15 has stirred up a lot of controversy over her videos being too over the top and made to simply troll people into watching them. But while the 19-year-old definitely has tried her hand at the click-bait-title game in the past, there was nothing over-exaggerated or fake about her latest vid.
Last week, the brunette beauty uploaded a storytime chat called “i like girls too (coming out video)“, in which she revealed her true sexual identity.
“I am bisexual; I am attracted to both men and women, and at this point in my life I’m more attracted to women and it’s been this way for a couple years,” she said with tears in her eyes. “I’m not bi-curious. I have been in female-on-female relationships; my last one was in December 2015… I am able to connect with both a girl and a boy on a physical, emotional and mental level. So, I now know exactly who I am.”
The YouTube star revealed that she’s been attracted to girls since she was about 14 years old when she was starting to “discover [her] sexuality,” but always tried to push the feelings aside because he family was not supportive of homosexuality.
“I tried to mention it to my mom multiple times, and she knows this, but every time I would say, ‘I think I’m attracted to girls,’ I would get called disgusting. I would be told, ‘That’s wrong. You shouldn’t be thinking that way. Do you want to go to hell?’ And I’ve tried to subtly tell her for the past couple of years, and I would always get the same response. And to this day I still get the response of, ‘You know what’s right and you know what’s wrong, but it’s your life.’ It does hurt.”
And even though Vanessa is “afraid of what [her] family is going to say” after watching the video, she’s ready to start living her life without any secrets.
“I just want you guys to know that there’s no need to hide who you really are. And I really wish I would’ve just been completely open about it when I was younger. I wish I would’ve just accepted myself… I’d rather have people in my life that accept me for who I am than people who don’t.”
The teen hasn’t really commented much about the heartfelt vid in the days following the upload, but did acknowledge all the people who sent her kind words since.
Thank you for all the love and support
— Squid (@simplynessa15) May 19, 2016
You go, girl!
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Connor has over five million subscribers on YouTube and back in 2014 he decided to tell all of them that he was gay. Before his December 8 video titled "Coming Out," he had denied that he was homosexual and even posted a video months before called "I'm Not Gay." During his video, he talked about how he dated girls in the past to "be normal," but then started to really think about his true sexual identity in college. Connor was truthful and very articulate throughout, and ended the vid by saying, "I don't want anyone to be afraid; I don't want anyone holding back who they are." So inspirational!