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Misha Collins says he’s straight, apologizes for bisexual comment


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Supernatural actor Misha Collins has issued a statement clarifying that he is not bisexual, but is in fact straight.

On Saturday, the 47-year-old actor appeared at at Creation Entertainment’s Supernatural Official Convention.

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During a Q&A with the audience, he asked them, “How many of you would consider yourself introverts? How many extroverts? And how many bisexuals?”

Collins added, “I’m all three.”

Video of the comments appeared on Twitter, leading many media outlets—including Queerty yesterday—to report on him appearing to come out.

However, after our article went online yesterday, Collins, who has been married to his wife Victoria Vantoch since 2001, took to social media to set the record… well, straight.

“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,” Misha tweeted.

“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.

“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.”

Collins ended by saying, “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.”

Followers were divided over the clarification. Some said it was clear that he had made the original comments jokingly. Others said it wasn’t clear he was not being serious, and he did actually say he was bisexual, so it was to be expected many would take it as a coming-out statement.

One of those to respond was queer actor Daniel Newman, who quipped, “So you’re saying that moment we had together doing our scene meant Nothing to you?!?? 💔 Bro… Talk about mixed signals. Well I guess I won’t release our Only fans video now … Damn it was so hot though.”

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Most people appeared to roll their eyes but accepted Collins’ apology.