Television host comes out as bisexual in blistering video alleging he was in a relationship with a co-star who ‘harassed’ him
Indian television host Vikas Gupta has come out as bisexual in a blistering Instagram post alleging he was in a relationship with a co-star who mistreated him.
Gupta explained that he falls in love “with the human regardless of their gender” in a lengthy Instagram post explaining that he had been bullied and blackmailed because of his sexual orientation.
The former Big Boss contestant said he would not be bullied “for what God has made me”, naming a former co-star who he claimed to have had a relationship with one of the people who had done “terrible things” to him.
Vikas Gupta comes out as bisexual after ‘years of torture and humiliation’.
“It has been years of torture and humiliation and hiding my emotions but that has not stopped me from being a good human being who is constantly evolving,” Vikas Gupta wrote.
“I have made mistakes and I will continue to do so but I am learning and not repeating them.”
As for my mom, I love you even if you don’t love me anymore.
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The 32-year-old television personality, who is best known for appearing in the Indian version of Big Brother, opened up about his tumultuous relationship with his family after he told them he is bisexual.
“My family has left me for whatever reason they want to give but I will not bring shame to them by putting details of it,” he said.
The television presenter opened up about his difficult relationship with his mother.
“As for my mom, I love you even if you don’t love me anymore. My siblings who I have brought so much shame to, seeing you makes me swell with pride,” he said.
Gupta also thanked the friends who had cut ties with him over his sexuality for the good years they shared together, and those who have stuck by his side and provided emotional support.
His coming out comes less than two years after India decriminalised sex between men in a momentous ruling.
The country’s Supreme Court voted unanimously in favour in September 2018 of overturning the colonial-era ban on gay sex.