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The Voice’s Sawyer Fredericks comes out as bisexual

One person reacted by saying, "Live your life & be happy with your choices"

By Alastair James

Words: Alastair James; pictures: Instagram/sawyerfrdrx

The Voice US’ Sawyer Fredericks has come out as bisexual on his social media telling his followers that growing up he didn’t know there was anything beyond identifying as straight or gay.

Sawyer, 22, was crowned the winner of the singing competition’s eighth season in 2015 and was coached to success by ‘Happy’ singer, Pharrell Williams. 

Writing on Instagram on Tuesday (1 February) Sawyer said it was “time for my #Truthfultuesday”

“I am Bisexual”

He continued: “Since I have not publicly said this in a post, I wanted say that I am Bisexual. When I was younger I thought I was straight, because I was more attracted to women, and I didn’t know there were more options besides Gay and Straight.

“So I just assumed I was Straight I am privileged and have never been discriminated against for my sexuality or ashamed of it. I’m truly sorry for any of you who have been, and I hope it gets better”

He closed by saying, “I’ll probably lose some fans over this post, but that’s fine with me.”

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A post shared by Sawyer Fredericks (@sawyerfrdrx)

However, contrary to this Sawyer was flooded with positive reactions with many applauding him in the comments. After sharing the news on Twitter as well one fan commented: “There’s absolutely nothing wrong with living your life the way you want,” and “Live your life & be happy with your choices.”

Congrats to Sawyer!

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