Jessie J Tweets (Then Deletes) That She Is No Longer Bisexual

The 26-year-old singer took to Twitter to discuss her personal life at length, sparking mixed reactions from fans.

1. Singer Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known as Jessie J, took to her Twitter last night to denounce her bisexuality, declaring she is interested in “only men.”

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2. The singer has been outspoken concerning her sexuality since coming out in 2011.

She told Glamour: “I’ve never used it as a gimmick. I’ve always said I’ve dated guys and I’ve dated girls… If I’m in love, I’m in love. I’m not going to hide it.”

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3. At a 2011 concert the singer yelled to the crowd, “Jessie J Is bisexual!”

4. Last night, the singer began vaguely tweeting about her past personal life:

5. “We all are on a journey and I refuse to feel boxed and judged because of how I felt once,” she stated.

6. A Twitter user allegedly prompted her to “stop speaking in riddles” and “get straight to the point.”

7. In a now deleted tweet, Jessie J reportedly wrote: “I fancy/date/love men and only men. Is that ‘straight to the point’ enough?”

Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

Now that's cleared up. What's new with you guys?

— JESSIE J (@JessieJ)

I'm not upset! I am being honest. I am enlightened. I am free. I am living.

— JESSIE J (@JessieJ)

I don't want to perfect. I don't want to be a role model. It's not real. I want to be real.

— JESSIE J (@JessieJ)

Let the past be the past.

— JESSIE J (@JessieJ)

12. Many fans tweeted their support of her announcement:

13. Others were not so supportive.

He did a Jessie J, he came out for some fresh air and then went back into the closet...

— $hugz (@FxckShugz)

what jessie j did yesterday was basically

— 𦘚lice♡ (@drunkby6)

Jessie J, brave for coming out as straight. Let's hope it doesn't damage her career. :-/

— Ruth Gregson (@RG_Bhaji)

17. Some people felt her actions perpetuated the stereotype that bisexuality is “just a phase.”

Jessie J acting like being bisexual is a phase! And were trying to fight for equality and being born this way? Jog on !

— Nadine Kehoe ✨ (@NadineKehoe)

I Respect Jessie J as an artist & I do believe sexuality is fluid but I think she has done a massive disservice to Bi girls.

— Perrie (@ChangeUserName_)

i am sooo not here for jessie j basically equating to not identifying as bi anymore as ‘growing up’ uuuugh

— imaw⚓ (@imawanchor)

20. And still others didn’t want to talk about her sexuality at all.

Tbh does it really matter if @JessieJ is straight or bi? Has nothing to do with anyone & she shouldn't have to justify herself...


@JessieJ what does it matter if Jessie's straight bi or lesbian? Still a role model to anyone!

— Jeff (@JessSmithCM)

I don't care if @jessiej is gay straight bi ill still support my idol no matter what it doesn't change her music

— heather macpherson (@heather96ox)

23. UPDATE – April 8, 10:08 a.m. : Jessie J responded to the backlash from her original tweets.

I was becoming famous at the very same time and felt pressure to tell everyone all my business that really looking back was really no ones to know. 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! Then I was asked in an interview back in the day about relationships, first time ever, and I was honest and then BAM it took over, the word bisexual before my name on almost every article I read? Like I had to say it when I introduced myself? It was crazy. Instantly I was boxed. But at the same time felt I was put forward as spokes person to break out of those same boxes? Weird. Who made it a big deal? Me? No. The media? Yes. I’m not looking for sympathy I am just being real. And yeah I have learnt to keep things private the hard way because of this exact reason. So I keep my relationships private now.

24. You can check out the singer’s Twitter account for yourself right here.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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