Misha Collins is setting the record straight about his sexuality.
The 47-year-old actor, who is best known for playing the role of queer angel Castiel in The CW's long-running television series Supernatural, took to Twitter today to clarify things about his identity after video went viral over the weekend where he was seen speaking at a fan event in New Jersey and seemingly came out as bisexual.
"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," he wrote. "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."
Collins concluded his Twitter thread by apologizing for any miscommunication that happened.
"I am deeply sorry for the clumsiness of my language," he said. "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. Thanks and I'm sorry."
The "coming out" gaffe happened when Collins was speaking at Creation Entertainment's Supernatural Convention in New Jersey recently.
"By show of force: how many of you would consider yourself introverts?" Collins asked the crowd in a video that was captured and shared by fans on Twitter. "How many extroverts? And how many bisexuals?"
"I'm all three," Collins said after eliciting cheers from the crowd.
Collins also posted his statement in full to his Instagram account.
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