Fans Are Angry After Jessie J Admits Bisexuality Was A 'Phase'
After admitting that her love for women was just a phase, fans are wondering if singer Jessie J's stint as a bisexual was just a publicity stunt so she would sell more albums.
The British star recently confessed that she's solely dating men again after going through a "phase" dating women. She posted on Twitter on Monday: "I only fancy/date/love men and only men. Is that 'straight to the point' enough?"
The backlash over her admission was immediate, forcing the star to clarify her feelings in a lengthy follow-up post on the website.
She explained: "The hate on my TL (timeline) is uncalled for and ridiculous! I never lied about my sexuality, I never labeled myself... I said almost five years ago now. I have dated girls and boys.... Which I had! Am I denying that...? No!... I fell for a person who happened to be a girl. Every other relationship I've had has been with a man. My record label didn't care and it wasn't part of my launch!... Seriously, this is crazy... I won't stand down and be made to feel like I have killed someone or said something that deserves the messages I am currently receiving."
She added, "Just to be clear this was never a publicity stunt or for album sales. I won't even argue that point. Because it's just so silly and such a lazy accusation that I won't even go there."
Some were offended by her use of the term "phase," to which she replied: "I apologise to anyone who is offended by me calling dating girls a 'phase' but I have to be honest with me for me. And for me it was. What else do I call it if I no longer have a want for it anymore?... I didn't generalise, I didn't say bisexuality isn't real."
Jessie revealed in March that she struggled with fame sometimes because people expect her to be perfect.
According to the MailOnline, she told concertgoers in New York City on March 10: "Fame makes you feel like you have to be happy all the time and people want you to be perfect all the time. And sometimes you don't want to take a photo with someone, sometimes you don't want to have a conversation with someone and that's not about being mean, that's about being human."