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Singer Shawn Mendes took to Instagram on Saturday to acknowledge LGBT Pride month with a photograph of a rainbow cookie.
The 20-year-old shared a picture of a cappuccino designed with heart-shaped foam on top and a partly-bitten rainbow-colored cookie — and added two heart emojis to the Instagram Stories post.
Mendes, a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, previously spoke about what Pride Month means to him at Wango Tango 2018.
“The amount of progress we’ve made…is just so inspiring for me in every way. It’s truly incredible,” he said at the time. “To stand on stage and to see the flags being waved…it fills you with that energy.It means the world to me. You’re literally watching the world and people go through the biggest transition humanity has ever gone through with acceptance.”
Mendes, who identifies as straight, has repeatedly pushed back on rumors about him being gay in recent months.
“For me it’s hurtful,” Mendes recently told The Guardian this year. “I get mad when people assume things about me because I imagine the people who don’t have the support system I have and how that must affect them.”
In his November 2018 Rolling Stone cover story, Mendes admitted he felt he needed to be seen with girls “to prove to people that [he’s] not gay.”
The weekend Pride post received mix reactions on Twitter.
.@ShawnMendes shows his support for #PrideMonth by posting a photo of a rainbow biscuit on Instagram! pic.twitter.com/HLaqFIPhT6
— Music News Facts (@musicnewsfact) June 8, 2019
shawn mendes trying to end homophobia pic.twitter.com/QUs9lBqbQu
— 𝔞𝔫𝔡𝔯𝔢𝔰 (@andresgomezr00) June 10, 2019
He can choke me for pride month
— Adrian (@skinnydulapeep) June 8, 2019
Single handedly ended Homophobia with a biscuit…….
— (@ThatSergiHoe) June 8, 2019
Why are y’all freaking out as if he threw a brick at Stonewall
— . (@stillwedance_) June 8, 2019
— ME! The Lucky Fan (@netflixandchild) June 8, 2019
— Quesadiddy (@_Aesthetixx) June 11, 2019
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