Lilly Singh, known on YouTube as Superwoman, has come out as bisexual.
She added: “Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers.
Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers.
No matter how many “boxes” you check, I encourage you to do the same x
— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) February 25, 2019
“No matter how many ‘boxes’ you check, I encourage you to do the same x ❤️🧡💛💚💙” added the 30-year-old online star, who has had nearly three billion views on her IISuperwomanII YouTube channel.
Fans have reacted with love to Lilly Singh coming out as bisexual
Supporters of the YouTube star welcomed her revelation.
Lesbian YouTuber Hannah Hart, who has more than two million subscribers, wrote: “I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜.”
And bisexual video producer Ashly Perez commented: “WELCOME TO THE WORLD’S HOTTEST CLUB #20BITEEN.”
Natasha Negovanlis, the pansexual star of supernatural YouTube series Carmilla, responded with a GIF that was subtitled: “yaaaaaaassssss.”
“YO WHAT HIGHKEY FELL OFF MY CHAIR but you’ve always been unstoppable despite any obstacles – love u always ❤️.”
— @TeamSuperUK to Lilly Singh
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And another fan wrote: “proud of you bbg ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 so happy you’re finally comfy enough to say this out loud!!!!!”
One person tweeted: “YO WHAT HIGHKEY FELL OFF MY CHAIR but you’ve always been unstoppable despite any obstacles – love u always ❤️.”
Another supporter said: “me reading this: Female: OH YES YOU DAMNNNNN FINE. Coloured: (WITH A U, Y’ALL) – yas we love a cultured queen.
“Bisexual: omg so prou- WAIITTTTTTTTTT WHAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTT.”
They weren’t the only surprised fan, with one user commenting: “Did you just- I’M SO PROUD OF YOU LILLY OMG 😭❤️.”
A different user said: “I commend you for your courage to speak your truth. I know it wasn’t easy for you, but just know that you have the love and support of so many people.”
Singh paid tribute to her fans after this positive response, tweeting: “Thank you so much for the love and positivity. Words can’t describe how much it means. I appreciate you all. Group hug ❤️❤️❤️❤️😊.”
Lilly Singh follows other YouTubers in coming out as bisexual
Other popular YouTubers have also come out as bisexual in recent months.
In October, Anna Akana came out as bi after getting drunk at the Streamy Awards.
And in September, YouTuber Andrea Russett came out to her 7.5 million Twitter followers and 4 million Instagram fans the day before Bi Visibility Day, because, she said, her best friend Sandra Poenar told her she believed that queer people go to hell.