Jessie J. Comes Out As Straight, Says Bisexuality "Was Just A Phase"
Pop songstress Jessie J. is on the receiving end of many eyerolls today after "coming out as straight" this week, despite being outspoken about her bisexuality back in 2011.
The revelations started Sunday on Twitter, with Jessie writing:
Remember the thing that you tried/did back in the day. The phase you had? That is so not YOU anymore?! And you look back and think wow how I've changed. I would never do that now. Something that you don't even talk about or want to talk about anymore. Because you've moved on? That was just part of you growing up? Discovering yourself and working out what you liked and disliked.... Remember?
I have those too. Yet I've noticed some people hold onto mine because they were blogged and put into the media. Fame doesn't stop people evolving and growing up. Defining me by old news. Sometimes making me feel like I can't go against something I said 5/6 years ago! Passing comments made into facts that can never change. Guess what? They can change. As they should. And I have changed and grown up ALOT, and that's allowed. And I feel more comfortable in my own skin now than ever before. We all are on a journey and I refuse to feel boxed and judged because of how I felt once! A long ass time ago. Vegetarians eat meat sometimes. Get it. People change.
The series of tweets prompted an interview with the U.K. Mirror where Jessie was less opaque:
“For me, it was a phase. But I’m not saying bisexuality is a phase for everybody," Jessie told the Mirror. “I feel that if I continue my career not speaking on it, I almost feel more of a liar than if I didn’t. I just want to be honest, and it’s really not a big deal. Who cares?”
When the backlash started to rumble and fans started accusing her of claiming that any letter of the LGBT community is just a "phase" and not real, Jessie responded by writing, "I didn't generalize, I didn't say bisexuality isn't real," she tweeted. "It is for some and some people grow up dating both men and woman forever. And that's ok. And some don't. Simple. And I don't have any reason to lie? Should I have lied and said I am bi, because I'm not, yet isn't that worse than telling the truth?"
What do you think of Jessie J.'s announcement, Instincters?