Supernatural's Misha Collins clarifies he is not bisexual after fans thought he came out

25 April 2022, 12:41

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Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

"How many of you would consider yourself introverts? How many extroverts? And how many bisexuals? I’m all three."

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UPDATED 26/4/21: Supernatural's Misha Collins has issued a statement and apologised to fans after appearing to come out during a speech at a convention (Apr 23).

Social media was set ablaze earlier this week after Misha seemingly came out as bisexual. Speaking at a Supernatural fan convention on Saturday in New Jersey, Misha appeared to share a very subtle mention that he is bisexual with an audience of supportive fans.

Fans immediately flocked to send to their love to the Supernatural alum, but Misha has now hopped onto social media to set the record straight.

Fans share support after Misha Collins appears to come out as bisexual
Fans share support after Misha Collins appears to come out as bisexual. Picture: Alamy

Addressing the room, Misha asked fans, "How many of you would consider yourself introverts? How many extroverts?" before waiting to see a show of hands.

He then added, "And how many bisexuals?" The audience quickly broke out into cheers following the bisexual question, before Misha waved his hand and added: "I’m all three."

Misha continued: "See, it would have been weird if I just said, ‘By a show of hands, how many bisexuals are in the audience? But I feathered it into another questionnaire, and made it totally acceptable."

The video of Misha speaking at the con quickly went viral, with fans sharing their joy and support of the actor on social media. One fan wrote,"This is so wholesome I‘m so happy for him," with another adding, "I’ve probably watched this video 100 times by now, but it still brings a smile to my face, every single time."

Following the response to his speech on social media, Misha has now shared a statement on his social media accounts clarifying his comment.

He wrote: "I want to deeply apologize for misspeaking this weekend. At a fan convention in New Jersey, when I was talking with the audience I said that I was “all three” things: an introvert, an extrovert and a bisexual.  My clumsy intention was to wave off actually discussing my sexuality, but I badly fumbled that and understand that was seen as me coming out as bisexual."

Misha then clarified that it was not his intention to come out, and that he is straight.

"This was not my intention so I need to correct the record: I am not bisexual. I happen to be straight, but I am also a fierce ally and the last thing I want to do is falsely co-opt the struggles of the LGBTQIA+ community. I believe and fully support that we need to sanctify the human right to express our identities honestly and to be free to love whomever we choose openly."

He continued: "I am deeply sorry for the clumsiness of my language. I want to be a better ally and I feel sick to my stomach that I might have done anything to make things worse. I’m trying to learn, trying to do better and I will keep listening. Thanks and I’m sorry, Misha."

Misha played the role of angel Castiel from his first appearance in Supernatural season 4 until season 15, alongside Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. In show's final season, Castiel was confirmed to be gay (with Misha clarifying the character's sexuality), after he confessed his love for Dean shortly before his tragic death.

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