Ricky Dillon now tells the truth and announces that he is gay.
This 27-year-old YouTube star said that he’s out in the open now and he’s “1000 per cent gay” after he first announced that he was asexual.
In 2016, he shared a video saying that he is asexual, but later he slowly realized that he’s gay the next year after. He also mentioned that he was feeling “inauthentic and disingenuous”.
Dillon said, “It’s something that I’ve hidden and have felt the need to hide for so long”.
Ricky Dillon talked about being raised in a religious household and is terrified that his family will not be able to accept him for who he is.
“I am so terrified they’re not going to accept me for being gay because I know their beliefs,” he said. He continued “I love my family so much, but I don’t agree with what they believe in this scenario. I wanted to come out years ago. I’m not scared of telling you guys.”
When it comes to his sexuality, he said that he wasn’t sure of anything and exclaimed, “I wanted to come out years ago. I’m not scared of telling you guys. I don’t think I would be doing this if it weren’t for some many brave YouTubers coming out honestly.”
He said that he had 12 girlfriends in his life and tried hard to be a straight person but said: “could not have been more wrong and awkward.”
I’ve been with several guys now, and it’s the most natural and comfortable thing ever. It just clicks. It all makes sense, and it feels right, and I finally feel like I’m myself.”
He mentioned “It led me to think that I might be asexual, which yes, I did make a video — four years ago now, I think — where I talked about my sexuality and how I think that I’m asexual because my mind had somehow convinced myself that being gay is off the table and there’s no way I could be gay. I concluded that I must be asexual because nothing made sense.”
He didn’t feel any attraction to girls which led him to this conclusion.
He posted a tweet on Wednesday and was relieved about it. It wrote “I’ve been sobbing uncontrollably for the past hour. I’m overwhelmed with relief and emotion. I’ve never felt like this before ever. i can’t believe it”.
He had an overwhelming response from his fans and friends. In another tweet, he said “just wanted to come on here and thank you all for the wonderful love and support you’ve shown me today. I’m truly so overwhelmed in the best way. I’ve never felt so relieved and at peace before in my entire life. Just been processing and letting myself breathe all day. I love you.”
He said that he can’t move forward personally or professionally if he is not honest about his true self.
This internet sensation has 3.2 million subscribers on YouTube and 5.9 million followers on Twitter and Instagram.
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