Supernatural Actor Misha Collins Comes Out as Bisexual, Immediately Walks It Back

Esther Spurrill Jones
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At a recent Supernatural convention in New Jersey, actor Misha Collins, who played the angel Castiel in the popular American mystery series, was filmed asking the crowd, “How many of you would consider yourself introverts? How many extroverts? And how many bisexuals?” He then said, “I’m all three.”

In 2020, the last season of the long-running series Supernatural, Collins’ character Castiel revealed that he was in love with Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles). Fans had been “shipping” the two characters together for years, and the Internet went batshit when the episode aired, making “Destiel” canon.

Unfortunately, Castiel immediately dies after his admission, which plays into the “Bury Your Gays” trope.

And then Misha Collins misspoke and accidentally came out as bi.

Tumblr especially is going a bit bananas over this newest absurdity, with memes galore.

This whole thing is such a mess, to be honest. I want to give Collins the benefit of the doubt, because who among us hasn’t misspoken at times? However, he is a trained actor who attends fan conventions all the time, and spends nearly all his free time on Twitter. And he absolutely knows the fans are obsessed with Destiel. Couldn’t he think before he spoke?

So, is Misha Collins bi? I mean, he says he isn’t, so I would say we should believe him. It is possible that he is afraid to truly come out, but he’s an outspoken ally, and the reaction to his “coming out” from what I saw was mostly positive and supportive. It doesn’t really make sense to scurry back into the closet when you are greeted with open arms when you peek out.

I have to admit that I’m disappointed by the whole thing. Collins isn’t a huge A-list Hollywood actor, but he does have a platform and having him as “one of us” was cool for as long as it lasted.

I do want to say, though, that Collins does not owe any of us anything. If he is bi, he does not have to come out ever. Like with singers Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, fans like to speculate and even act like they own celebrities. But they are people too, and they deserve to live their own lives.

When he was asked why he as a straight man was playing a gay man, actor Viggo Mortensen said, “And how do you know what my life is? You’re assuming that I’m completely straight. Maybe I am, maybe I’m not. And it’s frankly none of your business.”

Maybe we should just let people live their lives. Even if those people happen to be famous.

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