“Schitt’s Creek” actor François Arnaud has shared that he identifies as bisexual.
“Final week, I used to be chatting with work mates, and as I introduced up a visit I would taken with an ex-girlfriend, I requested myself — for the ten-thousandth time — how one can inform such a narrative with out making it appear to be that was the entire story of me,” Arnaud wrote on his Instagram tales Wednesday in honor of Bi Visibility Day.
He added that it is a widespread expertise for individuals to imagine bisexual males are straight.
“I am positive many bisexual guys really feel the identical and find yourself doing as I did: letting different individuals’s assumptions of straightness stand uncorrected,” Arnaud mentioned. “Maybe out of worry of oversharing. Below the guise of privateness, perhaps. Most likely as a result of ‘masculinity’ is a most fragile foreign money, able to nose-dive on the first signal of vulnerability or distinction.”
He continued: “Unquestionably due to stigmas of indecisiveness, infidelity, deception and trendiness are nonetheless clinging to bisexuality. However this is the factor. Silence has the perverse impact of perpetuating these stereotypes, making bi guys invisible, and main individuals to doubt that we even exist. No marvel it is nonetheless a chore to acknowledge bisexuality with out moving into prolonged explanations.”
He concluded by writing, “labels are irritating and phrases, imperfect.”
“I’ve all the time thought-about myself bisexual,” he mentioned. “Not disloyal. Not ashamed. Not invisible.”
Arnaud performed Sebastien Raine on “Schitt’s Creek,” and performs Cesare Borgia in “The Borgias.”