I haven’t thought about Supernatural since the prequel incident, but the cast have been going through it. Jared’s on a show most people haven’t heard of. Jensen was set to be in ‘Rust’ and that ended badly (to put it lightly).
Misha faded into obscurity.
Somehow I am not surprised that the Supernatural cast find new ways to garner attention for all the wrong things.
I was surprised to find that I’d forgotten Misha even existed. I’m sad that this is no longer the case.
While speaking at a Supernatural fan convention, Misha very subtly came out as bisexual.”How many of you would consider yourself introverts?” Misha asked the crowd, in a video shared on Twitter.
“How many extroverts? “And how many bisexuals?”
At that last question, the audience started chanting and clapping, before Misha added, “I’m all three.”
From then, Misha moved on and didn’t bring up his sexuality again.
…okay, but what is he even try to say here? I saw somewhere that he confused ambivert for bisexual, but his real coming out (going back in?) statement makes it seem like he knew exactly what he was saying.
“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. 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.
“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.”
I’m even more confused by the apology than I am over the original statement. Why didn’t he just jump on a couch like a normal person?
Anyway, so, the guy who’s spent the better part of the last decade queerbaiting fans, talking about having threesomes and doing whatever else suddenly wants to wave off discussing his sexuality? Okay. Fine. I get that (and personally, I’m in favour of him talking less about himself). Except…he did the opposite. It wasn’t clumsy. It could not have been more targeted and deliberate.
There can only be one logical conclusion.
He wanted attention. He wanted people to know that he still exists…and it worked. All he had to do was say the word ‘bisexual’ and hey presto! He was in the news. It probably went further than he was expecting it to considering he said it at a convention. Or maybe he’s playing 5D chess. We’ll never know (or care).
Enjoy your two minutes of infamy, Misha.