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'It Actually Doesn't Even Matter:' Shawn Mendes's Perfect Response to Gay Rumors

'It Actually Doesn't Even Matter:' Shawn Mendes's Perfect Response to Gay Rumors

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“First of all, I’m not gay,” Shawn said on Snapchat. “Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or if I wasn’t. The focus should be on the music and not my sexuality.”

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