It’s a great scoop for a gay magazine to get a celebrity to admit he’s not straight. But we always knew that about Mika, the Lebanese pop star whose second single “Blame It On The Girls” is making the rounds. Except Mika always refused to talk about his sexuality, and a certain celebrity blogger in the business of outing famous persons helped him hide it. Which is fine; not our business. But now Mika has come out. As bi.
His second album The Boy Who Knew Too Much is the perfect time to drop a publicity bomb. Or at least acknowledge one that everyone’s been talking about since Mika busted on the scene over two years ago. “I’ve never ever labeled myself,” he tells Gay & Night. “But having said that; I’ve never limited my life, I’ve never limited who I sleep with. So, whatever. (…) Call me whatever you want. Call me bisexual, if you need a term for me.”
Actually, “post-emo cartoon character” was the term we had been using for you, so we don’t need one.
But now, Mika, you’ve opened yourself up to the kids who don’t believe in male bisexuality, who will say you’re Bi Now, Gay Later. But whatever Mika’s sexuality, his mere invitation to no longer speculate about which way he swings, but discuss it in hard terms is a turning point for the brown-locked boy wonder. And we’re gonna run with it.
How appropriate, then, that tomorrow is National Bisexuality Day.