AceShowbiz - Shawn Mendes caused a little bit controversy when he liked an extremely transphobic tweet on Monday, February 4. One fan took notice of that and called out the singer, to which he immediately apologized and said that the move was purely accidental.
The tweet in question was a joke about a trans woman who was referred as a "sir" by her doctor. When a fan found out that the Canadian singer liked the tweet, the fan demanded him to unlike the post and apologize to the community. Replying to the said fan, Shawn said, "Must of accidentally liked it scrolling down a feed, you know me & I'd never. Sorry."
Must of accidentally liked it scrolling down a feed, you know me & I’d never. Sorry https://t.co/UXAe7F0eYH— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) February 4, 2019
Insisting that he had nothing but love for the LGBTQ community, the singer followed it up with a tweet which simply read, "Love u."
Love u— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) February 4, 2019
Shawn has been a longtime supporter of the community. When producer Teddy Geiger transitioned last year, the "Treat You Better" fully supported him and even urged other to "just open your eyes and open your mind, because, for me, going through one of my closest friends going through a big transition in her life, was incredible to watch."
Doubling down on his support for his producer friend, Shawn revealed in a recent interview how other straight males could be supportive of LGBQ causes. "There was a moment when I remember I referred to Teddy as she, like without thinking, and it takes time to be able to learn that, obviously. And the way she looked at me was this intense amount of joy that I swear if everybody in the world experienced one of their best friends experiencing that, there would be no questions," he said at the time.
He continued, "People would not be questioning it. It's just not worth it to question it. Let somebody be and feel and live how they want to live."