Misha Collins made his first appearance as the angel Castiel in Season 4 of Supernatural in 2008. Misha’s character, Castiel, came out as gay moments before he died in the final season of the show. After appearing to come out as bisexual, Misha Collins is explaining previous comments.
The 47-year-old Supernatural star apologized on Twitter for the clumsiness of his language after he appeared to discuss his sexuality while attending Creation Entertainment’s Supernatural Official Convention in East Brunswick, New Jersey, this weekend. He clarified on social media that he is straight but is a ferocious ally of the LGBTQ community after discovering his error.
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.
Castiel, one of Collins’ Supernatural characters, was a member of the LGBTQIA community. Castiel confessed his love for Dean Winchester in the 15th and final season of the CW drama (Jensen Ackles). Castiel then made the ultimate sacrifice to save Dean.
Collins married Victoria Vantoch in October 2001. The couple, who have a 12-year-old son West and a 9-year-old daughter Maison, have been together since he was 16. Check out his series of tweets clarifying prior speech below.
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